|The Low Tatras|
The Low Tatras
The High Tatras are the highest and the most spectacular mountain range in the north Slovakia, forming the frontier between Slovakia and Poland. The highest peak Gerlachovský štít reaches 2655 m. The bare rocks of razor-edged ridges and giddy summits rises from glaciated valleys hiding scores of secret lakes, such as Štrbské pleso (19,8 ha, depth 20m). There are so many caves (Belians cave), waterfalls (Skok) and many other sightseeing. The gentler lower slopes carry a dense forest of spruce trees and magnificent alpine meadows full of high mountain flora and fauna, such as mountain goats, marmots, bears, lynxes, wildcats, wolves, mountain cocks, small grouser and golden eagels.
The favourable climate and the high altitude position make good conditions for spas. You can find precious historical sights in this region (Kežmarok, Spišská Sobota, Poprad, Levoča) with their typical buildings, jewels of folk architecture.
Poprad is the main starting point for tourists. It is an industrial and district town.