Local man Piotr Łaś from Zakopane had been out hiking on one of the mountain trails in the Tatra National Park when he spotted the small bear rolling down the snow-covered slope.
Located in the Western Tatras and one of the longest in the world when it opened, the cable car line runs from Kuźnice, part of the town of Zakopane, to the Kasprowy Wierch peak, up to an altitude of 1,959 metres.
The European Commission announced in a press statement on Friday that it had approved an investment of over EUR 234 million from the Cohesion Fund to modernise almost 117 km of the Skawina-Zakopane railway line in southern Poland.
Gazing right onto the ocean, the complex will allow guests direct access to the beach and will include state-of-the-art spa and conference facilities. Grzegorz Kawecki, Vice President of the Management Board of Marvipol Development SA said: “The premium hotel market is developing dynamically in Poland, which is why we have decided to cooperate with a strong, recognizable brand with a global reach, which is Mövenpick.”
Ski-loving dad Mateusz Seremak was spurred in to action during a trip to the alpine valley of Planica in Slovenia where he and his son saw a small structure for ski jumping and the then 13-year-old asked whether they could have one at home.
Local highland dwellers in the Tatras have now taken the sighting as a good sign as the plural for the birds in Polish, “dudki”, sounds similar to the word for money in their dialect, “dutki”.
Due to the threat of coronavirus, the authorities of the Tatra National Park (TNP) in southern Poland have taken the decision to close the facility to tourists from Friday, the park's directorate has announced.
Vice president of the Tatra Museum Katarzyna Para said she wants the souvenir projects to appear on the city's gift stalls, adding: "We would like to react to what is on offer to tourists on Zakopane's stalls, we want the souvenir offer to be more regional, and to refer to the traditions and the region of Podhale."
Storm Sabine, also known as Ciara, hit Poland on Monday with winds of up to 100 km/h killing two people in the southern mountain town of Bukowina Tatrzanska.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kamil Stoch of Poland won the individual competition of the FIS World Cup in Zakopane on Sunday. Stefan Kraft of Austria came second.