Photographer's Note

The relatively small mountain range if Pieniny holds so many tourists attractions that you can hardly find anything comparable in Central Europe - mineral waters, scenic views, vivid folklore and historic monuments. The Pieniny Mountains were attracting tourists already in the 18th century. Their first admirers were the upper and cultured classes. Today this scenic range has some 400,000 visitors every year from Poland and abroad. Part of the Western Carpathians, the Pieniny is a relatively small range with dramatic views and a rich wildlife. Its limestone peaks, upthrusted millions of years ago, are lower than the Tatras, but equally lofty, their vertical faces towering above steep, wooded slopes and the spectacular Dunajec Gorge.
Hiking highlights are the trails to Trzy Korony (Three Crowns, after the characteristic three summits; 982 m) up the scenic Sokola Perć (Falcon Path), to Sokolica (747 m), and in the Małe Pieniny subrange. Especially in the autumn, when the trees glitter with all the shades of yellow and orange and the air becomes more transparent than usual, the views are simply breathtaking.

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