The High Tatras Slovakia

Area Code 052, cash $1=47.31, TC $1=46.33, Aug 24, 00

The High Tatras mountain range, located in NE Slovakia, on the border with Poland, are the smallest alpine mountain range in Europe. The mountain area has been designated as a National Park. The High Tatras offer some of the best opportunities for hiking, alpine & cross country skiing in Eastern Europe and, though it can get very crowded at peak times, the area is much less touristy than Zakopane, the main resort on the Polish side of the Tatras.
Poprad is the gate way to the Tatras, is the transport center for the area with connections all over Slovakia and international connections to Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary.
High season

Jun-Mid Sep. & Dec-Jan
i Tourist Office: Namestie sv. Egidia 2950/114 T186, 721700, 721394 M-F8-19 Sa9-13, Very busy, very helpful. Maps of Poprad 15+sk, and the Tatras. Reserves accommodation in Poprad, the High Tatras and elsewhere in Slovakia. Has a file with photos and details of many accommodation options.- hostel 150+sk/p, Private rooms/Pensions 200+sk/p. Hotels 300+sk/p10-15% booking fee.
AE American Express Tatra Tour nam. Sv Egidia 9 M-F9:30-18, Sa9-12 Cash/TC encashment Com 2%
$1 Postova Banka: Near bus/train station. MW-F8-18, Tu8-16:00 T/C com 1% ATM Visa/MC
$2 IRB: nam. Sv Egidia M-F Com T/C 1%, Cash no com.
$3 Ludora Bank: Next to the gus station M-F8-17:00 T/C $1=46.33sk Com T/C 1%, Cash no com.
$a Postova Banka: Near bus station MC, Visa Cirrus
P Police Station Popradske nabrezie T158, 159
H1 Hospital ul. J Curieho
Hp Pharmacy/Lekaren nam. Sv. Egidia 77
M0 Post Office ul. Mnohelova S from bridge. M-F7-18, Sa8-12:00
a CSA: M-F 830-1630, Sat 11-12 Hviezdoslavova 1

Poprad is the main transport center of the region with bus and train services throughout Slovakia and international connections to Poland, and Czech Republic. Many buses between Poprad and the mountain resorts
See transport sheet for more info
T1 Train Station Wolkerova
B Bus Station Wolkerova, near the train station
International Bus services to Poland , Czech Republic,
T1 TEZ Electric railway At Train Station
Connects Poprad with the mountain resorts.

Local transport
Taxi ?
Bus Local buses are red & white, 5sk tickets from machines and kiosks, can pay the driver but there is an extra charge.
Buses to towns in the region are blue and white, buy the ticket from the driver.
Travel Agents
ta1 Satur nam. Sv. Egidia. near Prior Supermarket
Arranges accommodation, transport.
ta2 Tatra Tour nam. Sv Egidia 19 M-F9:30-18, Sa9-12 Cash/TC encashment Com 2%. low rate.

s Supermarket Prior nam. SV Egidia, junction with ul. Mohelova.
s Potraviny nam. SV Egidia
Big Billa, next to the gus station 9-20:00 Huge shopping complex.

c Cinema Gerlach Metsky Urad, off Alzbetina, 40-50sk

Festivals 1998
Many folklore festivals are held in the summer.(This list is incomplete - will update shortly.
Jan 1 PH New Years Day
Feb21-22 6th Theatre Festival Poprad
May International Puppet Festival, Poprad
Jun Festival of Gypsy Culture & Folklore, Kezmarok
Jun19-21 22nd Magura Folklore Festival, Cerveny Klastor
Jul 10-17 International Folk Handicraft Festival, Kezmarok
Aug 7-9 Walk to Mt Krivan
Oct 14-18 International Mountain Film Festival - Shows films featuring the mountain ranges of the world.
Dec 25 PH Christmas Day

@ Zavodny Klub: Stefanikova 14, appx. 200m from Post office (centrum) M-F 12-23, Sa 12-24, Su12-24, 60sk/h

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