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Kasprowy Wierch

Kasprowy Wierch

This mountain also marks the border between Poland and Slovakia and it is possible to cross the border into and out of each country. As both countries are part of the Schengen zone, it is not controlled or forbidden.

From 1910 onwards Kasprowy Wierch became very popular among ski tourists so much so an aerial tramway, reaching almost to the summit, was built between 1935-1936 as such it is one of the oldest in Europe. In 1938 meteorological and astronomical observatories were built here.

At the top station are restaurants and information offices with further ski lifts. The cable cars are extremely popular and tourists regularly have to wait up to 3 hours to buy tickets - roughly the same time it would take to ascend the mountain on foot. The cable car service has caused environmental concerns and protest both in 1935 and 2006.