A popular tourist destination, the town has long had a problem with animals including foxes, deer and even bears foraging in its bins and often becoming a tourist attraction themselves.
Fascinated by the extraordinary cult of Biały Miś (White Bear) who first appeared on the streets of Zakopane 100 years ago, authors Barbara Caillot and Aleksandra Karkowska decided to explore his story further.
President Andrzej Duda has said that the Solidarity trade union is entitled to expect and demand more social benefits.
Located in the popular mountain spa resort of Krynica-Zdrόj, in southern Poland, the Gόra Parkowa funicular was built in 1937 by Swiss firm Von Roll Bern. Reopened on 21st of May 2022, the line boasts now newly restored upper and lower stations and wagons in its original art deco style.
Setting off on 27 September, Anna Tybor took just two days to reach the top of Mt. Manaslu without oxygen, and then became the first Polish woman in history to ski back down.
Sprightly Barbara Prymakowska outshone other pensioners in the over 60’s category of the race after running up the Kasprowy Wierch peak 1,986 metres above sea level in a staggering 1hr, 45 minutes.
VIDEO: Lasting around 10 mins each and set to lively house-style music, the videos use a mixture of drone and handheld footage to take viewers on a virtual tour of the places he has visited.
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.