Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car

Kasprowy Wierch is one of the most renowned summits of the Tatras, marking the Polish-Slovakian border with its extensive and high (1,987 metres above the sea level) massif that is extremely popular with skiers. The 4,25 kilometre-long cable trail leading to the peak of Kasprowy stretches over four different valleys. Admiring the natural wonders below is possible thanks to Poland's only alpine cable line, with its upper station only 26 metres away from the mountain top. Fast (8 m/s), comfortable and perfectly safe to use, Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car is a great movable vantage point to look at the beauty of Tatras from a new perspective.

Tour Overview

Board a modernised wagon of Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car at Kuznice station. Hover over the most wonderful parts of Polish Tatras until you change to upper line 2 at Myslenickie Turnie, only to come closer to one of the most impressive peaks in this region of Europe. Take nearly 15 minutes of pure "swinging" pleasure on the most exciting means of mountain transport ever constructed. Take photos, watch the nature below and think of a cup of refreshing coffee served in the highest-located restaurant in Poland at the upper station of the car.

Kasprowy Wierch is a real mecca of skiing and snowboarding among those who decide to visit the southern part of Poland. Located close to Zakopane, providing a perfect accommodation spot for two- or three-day trips to this mountainous area, best-known for the beauty of landscapes in its proximity and the distinctive Polish Highlander culture. At the same time, Zakopane happens to be located in the same voivodeship Krakow is the capital city of, within 2 hours of a ride in the southern direction from the latter royal city.

The history behind the construction of Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car is full of controversy, with about 94 renowned scientific institutions and organisations for environmental protection operating in pre-war Poland objecting to the act of "spoiling the nature" with an investment of this type. Despite certain actions contesting the idea, the prototype of Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car was built between 1935 and 1936, with its original two-level construction preserved up to this day. This prestigious achievement was made possible thanks to the effort of over 1,000 construction workers, most of whom would be perfectly accustomed to work carried out at high altitudes due to their "mountainous upbringing". Additionally, the completion of the cable car line made the erection of a famous meteorological observatory at the top of Kasprowy Wierch doable at all. Before the modernisation of the cable car line took place in 2007, it was reported that there had been 38 million of passengers transported on the board of it throughout the course of its 70-year-old history.

Nowadays, Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car is an ultimately modern means of mountain transport. Each of its wagons may accommodate up to 60 passengers at one time, letting them overlook such stunning views as dwarf-pine-covered Sucha Kasprowa Valley, Stare Szalasika Valley or Goryczkowy Kociol Slope. With the average of 22 degrees of the inclination against the ground, the maximum distance between the wagon and the surface of the Earth reaches nearly 180 metres – providing a gap sensational enough to be a great attraction itself to experience. While led to the top of Kasprowy Wierch, you will be lucky enough to admire the distinctive mountainous view as being precisely where the Western and High Tatras meet. What to do next only depends on your preferences. You may decide to hike your way to the summit of Kasprowy or hire some equipment to have a dose of "white madness" at the FIS-approved slopes nearby (with such facilities as 2 chairlifts and 1 rope ski tow present there). Following some hiking trails to return down to Kuznice on your own two legs is also an option to consider, provided the weather is conducive. What is interesting, Kasprowy Wierch was one of the most beloved places of Pope John Paul II who would regularly appear there for hiking or skiing activities prior to and after being elevated to papacy.

Interested in feeding your eyes with the marvellous view of Tatra Mountains from the wagon of Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car? Contact us with no hesitation – we will take you there to have the quality of your stay ensured.

Tour Details

  • There are long queues present in front of ticket offices of Kasprowy Wierch Cabe Car. To avoid waiting, you may purchase your tickets online, while the sales is unlocked no earlier than a week before a ride.
  • The Cable Car to Kasprowy Wierch may be not operating if the weather conditions are too extreme for a ride to be taken.
  • It is possible to arrange a trip to Kasprowy Wierch regardless of the place of your stay in Poland. Simple - inform us of where you are and give us the date of your intended visit: we will do the rest!
  • The price includes: tickets to Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car, transport (pre-arranged hotel pick-up and drop-off) and guides to individual tourists / small groups of visitors.

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