The smallest mountains in the world
High Tatras is located in the northern part of Slovakia, on the border with Poland. In 1949 it was declared the first national park in Slovakia (TANAP) and in 1993 it was together with the Polish part of the Tatras mountains declared a “Biospheric reservation Tatras” by UNESCO.
High Tatras originated in Tertiary by raising the granite massif above the ground and gained its current appearance by the glacier activity in the Quaternary. This orogenic activity created the characteristic rocky peaks (Gerlach, Krivan, Features, Lomnicky Peak), deep glacial valleys (Mengusovská Valley, Great and Small Cold Valley), moraines and mountain lakes (Pleso, Rocky Mountain Lake). In the area you can also find villages with historical monuments (Kežmarok, Spišská Sobota, Poprad) and tourist centers (Old Smokovec, Pleso, Tatranská Lomnica and Ždiar) with available accommodation. From these centers it is possible to make day trips to the surrounding areas (Low Tatras, Pieniny, Slovak Paradise, Levoča, St. James’s Church, Spišský Castle, Plejsy).