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Lake Morskie Oko

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Palenica Bialczanska | 49°11′49″N 20°04′12″E, Tatra National Park 34-500, Poland
+48 602 260 757
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All reviews horse carriage the bus long walk morskie oko national park per person beautiful place tatra mountains two hours starting point great walk poor horses asphalt road on foot cost zl hour walk down hill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Lake Morskie Oko in May 2018. Very great views, so don`t to be lazy to go around the lake to take pictures, especially if the weather is warm enough. At first uou should arrive to Zakopane,there you need find a bus that takes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Мария К
Reviewed December 13, 2018

If you are planning to visit this place in winter, ensure to have proper shoes as the floor can be extremely slippery because of the snow. There is a restaurant in front of the lake which has a very nice price, during the walk that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank rodneit2017
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

If you visit Poland and you love nature this is a must trip, although it has been made commercial to go up as you can take the horse carriage up, I recommend taking the 2.5h-3h hike. It really is satisfying once you get up. Views...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank danielJames10
Reviewed December 1, 2018

We managed to visit one lake, It was winter start, It is spectacular view. Water was clear and it is just surrounded by peaks. View is very good. Recommended. It is good to keep some hard cash as restaurants and Horse Wagons people accept only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

Our group took a taxi up to the entrance and there we got into a horse and carriage that took us the rest of the way. So nice to be able to sit back and relax and take in the scenery after doing so many...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank conorc9
Reviewed November 13, 2018

It's one of the largest lakes in the Tatra Mountains and its 1398m (4,585ft) above sea level. Parking is available at Palenica Bialczanska, the cost to park 25zl, or you can also take a bus from your hotel to this location. Park entrance is 5zl...More

Date of experience: September 2018
6  Thank JustDiveIn
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful time here. Great for the solo traveller and groups alike. Breathtaking scenery. The lake became calm and reflective around 1pm, before that it was quite windy. Definitely take the short hike up to the Black Pond, just a half an hour beyond...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Meander02207269103
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

To get up to the lake, there was an initial ride. In a horse and carriage. Because of cost , undertaken by tourists. The journey took an hour. After there was an up hill walk of a mile. The locale populous, walk the whole journey...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We went on 'All Saints Day' A national holiday in Poland on the 1st of November. The ticket booth to buy National Park ticket was closed & there were no horse & carts running. As treks go, the walk was pretty mundane. More of a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank kev_russ
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Really amazing place! The landscape is great and worth the effort. It is a must to climb and see the second lake; be prepared is a 40 minutes serious climb. Also I recommend to take a horse carriage for the way up, it worth the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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January 17, 2019|
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Response from teddipan |
Yes, that's the minimum, but optionally you can walk around Morskie Oko (+1h) or take a short hike to the higher lake Czarny Staw (+1h on top of the previous +1h, not advisable if there's still snow/ice on the path). Don't... More
January 6, 2019|
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Response from teddipan |
All year 7 days yes, however there is no timetable but the approximate hours of operation are described on their website here: koniemorskieoko. pl/oferta-turystyczna/rozklad-jazdy-i-ceny-biletow/ (you need to use... More
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Winter activities in zakopane (3 Replies)
We are planning to visit Poland in January and were wondering whether we should spend a day or two in Zakopane. We are not the skiing/snow sport type of people and were wondering whether there are any other activities to do. We are very interested in hiking to Lake Morskie Oko but are not sure whether it is possible due to snow. Can you please advise?
September 13, 2014|
Response fromcasey128|
this is the winter capital of poland....why not visit?....go for the architecture,the scenery, the culture.....this is the only place in poland that still revels in its native culture....and at night the town comes alive with the music of the highlanders dressed in their native dress....everywhere.....check it out....its unique!
Need some help! (0 Replies)
Thanks in advance for all of your help. We have been to Zakopane before for a day trip and we went to a small town called Murzasichle and had a traditional polish dinner with dancing and music. It was a wonderful experience. We are heading back that way this summer and was wondering if anyone knows the name of this place? I know this may be an ambiguous question, as there may be many of these places. Also, we will be in the area at the end of June and were looking for some advice on day...More
May 21, 2009|
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Kasprowy Wierch cable car & Morskie oko is same day? (8 Replies)
Hi, Is it possible to do BOTH the cable car ride & Lake Morskie Oko in one day? Which should we do first...we will buy our cable car tickets in advance so I need help planning this day! THanks
May 25, 2014|
Response from137_036|
If you are fit, not afraid of heights, and the weather is good you can combine both into a single hike: cable car to Kasprowy Kasprowy to Świnica (2301m ASL) Świnica to Zawrat Pass Zawrat to Dolina 5 Stawow Polskich D5SP to Szpiglasowa Pass Szpiglasowa to Morskie Oko Morskie Oko to Palenica (and minibus to Zakopane) Otherwise, it is still doable (Zakopane -> Kasprowy -> Zakopane 3h + Zakopane -> Morskie Oko -> Zakopane 5h).