The natural southern Polish border are the mountains that are not only popular among the Poles but also among the tourists who appreciate the charms of Polish hills. Poland has three major mountain ranges: Gory Swietokrzyskie (Holy Cross Mountains), the Carpathians and the Sudeten. Each region has its own specific culture, folklore, dishes that are an additional attraction for visitors. Mountain huts and houses are today luxurious facilities where you can rent very attractive and often quite cheap apartments in the mountains.
Polish mountains in arts
The beauty of Polish mountains for centuries has attracted tourists as well as locals who believe in the power of nature and the mountains. The climate variability and unpredictability made indigenous people hardened for life and full of respect for nature. The admiration and respect can be found in the works of poets and painters, seduced by the beauty of the views. The beauty of Polish Tatras has been already noticed by Romantic poets Seweryn Goszczyński and Vincent Pol, although the first eulogist of Tatras used is undeniably Adam Asnyk who wrote a series of sonnets about the Tatra Mountains. Also Karlowicz, Polish conductor and composer, was charmed by the Tatra Mountains. He wrote, among other things, the music to the poem of Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer. This one was also in love with the Tatras, and among the his most popular works there is a collection of short stories called „Na skalnym Podhalu” (In the rocky Podhale), written in highland dialect. Speaking of the Polish mountain lovers, we cannot forget John Paul II who in his entire life traveled almost all hiking trails in the Beskids and Tatra Mountains. It is not always clear from which perspective the landscapes of the mountains and the halls have been pictured in the poems, but we know that certainly many of them can be seen from the windows of apartments in the mountains.
Attractions and folkolore
The regional delicacy of Polish mountains, especially of Podhale, is oscypek, a hard smoked cheese made from sheep's milk. This cheese is manufactured in many Polish and European cities, but the best and the truest is only in the Tatras.
It is also very interesting to listen to local legends and stories associated with the Polish mountains. Almost every corner is associated with some magical and wonderful story of a dragon, a princess, a ghosts or a supernatural creature.
Apartments in the mountains
Apartments in the mountains are a great place to due to the location itself. Proponents of active leisure or simply those who like to have a nice view from the window, won’t be disappointed, and if so, it is only in the positive way, as the views are beautiful and breathtaking. You don’t need to travel to exotic distant countries to be able to soak up the fantastic, fairy-tale surroundings and unforgettable moments. Just choose the right apartment in the mountains.