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Tatranská Lomnica is one of the biggest villages in the Tatras. The popular mountain resort at the foot of Mt Lomnický štít is tailored for relaxation, fun and discovering the nature of the Tatras and other attractions. Have a look at our TOP 7 list that is worth visiting.
1. The most beautiful view
Mt Lomnický štít (2,634m) is the second highest peak in the High Tatras. Views of all directions are worth it no matter if you take a look at deep valleys, search for and discover well-known locations of Slovakia or neighbouring countries in the distance. With a cup of coffee on the terrace of the Dedo café, it is the perfect moment to tease your colleagues in the office with a provocative selfie and a breathtaking panorama in the background. All age groups will love the walk on a terrace levitating above steep rocks and the highest located botanical garden with precious plants that live in their habitat. Mt Lomnický štít is the only peak in the Tatras accessible with a cable car.
2. The largest tarn
Skalnaté pleso is known for a changeable water level height. On some days, waves slosh over the bridge due to strong wind, other time the amount of water decreases dramatically. The educational trail around the tarn offers a lot of interesting information about it and the fauna and flora in the Tatras. There are also contest questions of the Tatra Wilderness family game on the information boards to make the nice walk tailored for families with children more attractive. And if your kids still want to enjoy more, the Marmot land – an outdoor kid’s playground with climbing frames and wooden animals is located next to the cable car station building.
3. The highest located chairlift in Slovakia
If you are thinking about a cable car trip to Skalnaté Pleso, pay a 5 EUR surcharge online (6 EUR at the ticket office) and take the highest located chairlift in Slovakia to Lomnické sedlo (saddle, 2,190m). Follow a comfortable green-marked tourist trail from there to Mt Veľká Lomnická veža (2,215m), a great outlook spot and the highest peak in Lomnický hrebeň (ridge), which is accessible also for families with children thanks to the chairlift. And on the way, don’t forget to stop near the place where the mountain cottage of the main protagonists of the cult Slovak films – Copper Tower and Eagle Feather used to stand. If you are lucky, you might even catch sight of marmots on the meadows because this is their home.
4. The highest located gallery in Slovakia
The Encián gallery, the highest located gallery in Slovakia, was opened in 2013 after the original Encián building had been renewed. Encián built in Skalnaté Pleso in 1937 had used to be one of top hotels in Central Europe and the building had served not only as the upper station of the Tatranská Lomnica cable car but also as the lower station of the aerial tramway operating to Mt Lomnický štít. Today, there is also an outlook tower. The gallery presents a collection of paintings by Júlia Zelená – “To the north of the country” these days and in the entrance area, there is an interesting exhibition with various photos depicting the history of the construction of the cable cars between Tatranská Lomnica and Mt Lomnický štít and the cable car of Mt Kasprowy wierch in Poland.
5. The greatest fun
On the way down from Skalnaté Pleso, you can either walk, take a cable car or enjoy a special mountain cart adventure from the Štart interchange station. This summer outdoor attraction known from various world-class mountain resorts is ideal for all age groups and is available for individuals or pairs (adult + child). The track starts at the buffet in the Štart station building and ends at the lower cable car station in Tatranská Lomnica.
6. The best gastronomy experience
Depending on which type you are – a day person or a night owl, you can choose Lunch in the Clouds or Dinner under the Stars. The Lunch in the Clouds is served in Skalnaté Pleso on top of the Encián outlook tower. Enjoy a delicious 4-course menu together with unforgettable views and clouds within reach on comfortable fur-covered chairs on the terrace. The Dinner under the Stars begins with an evening cable car trip to Skalnaté Pleso (1,754m) and includes not only tasty delicacies and a music programme in the romantic atmosphere of the Panorama restaurant but also watching the stars and a night tour of the Encián gallery. And once you return back to Tatranská Lomnica, dance lovers can spend a great evening in the HUMNO MUSIC PUB for free!
7. The best offer
To enjoy all TOP things listed above at the best prices, the best way is to combine your trip to Tatranská Lomnica with at least one night at Grandhotel Praha. The beautiful Art Nouveau hotel with a unique location has always been an inseparable part of the panorama of Tatranská Lomnica and offers free cable car tickets valid in the Tatras per every day at the hotel. Like at all hotels of the TMR hotels chain, this benefit is included together with free Tatralandia and Bešeňová water park tickets so after you check out, you can spend nice family time on water slides of the best-known water parks on your way home.
Tatranská Lomnica is the ideal destination for families with children
The easy to medium difficult tourist trails in the area are suitable for small children as well. If you book via gopass.travel or tmrhotels.com, cable car tickets are included automatically.