Kasprowy Wierch is one of the most recognizable places in the Polish Tatra Mountains. Rising to a height of 1987 meters above sea level, the majestic peak attracts tourists from all over the world with its beauty and unforgettable views of the Western Tatras and the High Tatras. The pick is located within a strict nature reserve. It is also a unique World Biosphere Reserve listed by UNESCO. One of the most numerous marmot colonies in the Polish mountains lives here.
Kasprowy Wierch is especially known for its incredible views. Located on the Polish-Slovakian border, it is one of the most important tourist spots in the Tatra Mountains. Access to the summit is provided by both a cableway and numerous hiking trails that lead through picturesque mountain areas.
Cableway to Kasprowy Wierch
The cableway to Kasprowy Wierch is an integral part of this mountain attraction. Its history goes back far into the past, forming an important part of the tourist infrastructure of the Tatra Mountains. The first cableway to Kasprowy Wierch was opened on August 21, 1936. It was one of the longest and most technologically advanced cableways at the time. Its construction was a huge engineering undertaking, with the construction and equipment provided by a shipyard in Gdańsk, and the ropes provided by a factory in Sosnowiec.
The cableway was electrically powered and was about 4191 meters long. It covered a denivelation (the difference in height between the highest and lowest points) of nearly 930 meters, allowing tourists quick and convenient access to the top of Kasprowy Wierch.
In the following years, the Kasprowy Wierch railroad underwent modernizations and improvements. A new cabin was introduced, increasing capacity and convenience, and then in 1997 the railroad underwent comprehensive modernization, replacing the drive and cabins, among other things.
The cableway to Kasprowy Wierch is a popular means of transportation for tourists, skiers and mountain hikers. It makes the trip to the top fast and comfortable, and the views from the cabin are breathtaking.
When planning a trip by cableway to Kasprowy Wierch, it is worth buying a ticket for a specific hour in advance. This will avoid standing in a long queue (especially in high season) and ensure a seat in the gondola.