Krynica-Zdroj Hill Park
Parkowa Mountain, located in the centre of Krynica, measures 741 meters above sea level, and can be reached by the first cable car of its kind in Poland, built in 1937. On a clear day, the summit offers a beautiful view of the Beskid Sądecki, Beskid Niski and, on a clear day, the Tatra Mountains. The slopes of the mountain are covered with a 60-hectare, 200-year-old park with numerous walking paths, three ponds, fitness trails, a yellow hiking trail and a toboggan run. Therefore, it’s a perfect place for all kinds of outdoor activities and sports. During the III European Games, mountain runners and bikers will compete here.
Relaxing in the bosom of breathtaking nature? Krynica-Zdrój will be the perfect place – the town has been charming tourists for years with its microclimate and magnificent landscapes. Located in the Beskid Sądecki in the Poprad Landscape Park, in the valley of the Kryniczanka stream, surrounded by the hills of Jaworzyna, Góra Parkowa, Krzyżowa and Jasiennik. The city is famous for being Poland’s largest health resort.
The extraordinary qualities of the local water springs were discovered more than 200 years ago, and this was the beginning of a beautiful history. The place quickly stole the hearts of Poles and became a popular meeting place for many famous personalities: Józef Dietl, Henryk Sienkiewicz and Jan Matejko used to visit here. To this day, the local pump rooms and bottling plants of the medicinal waters attract crowds.
However, not only patients will find something for themselves here. The city also offers plenty of attractions for those craving active recreation. For many years it has been one of the best ski resorts in Poland, with well-prepared slopes. Over the past decade, the offer of summer sports attractions has also developed dynamically, dedicated to all those thirsting for adventure, with a special emphasis on families with children. You can have a great time in the rope park, go canoeing, hike in the mountains and extensive parks, take a trip on a variety of bike trails or go horseback riding. Everyone thirsty for outdoor recreation will find something for themselves here.