Szczawnica Travel and Tourist Guide

Szczawnica

Szczawnica Coat of Arms - Szczawnica Travel and Tourist GuideSzczawnica Travel and Tourist Guide – a place in south eastern Poland in the province of Malopolska. Szczawnica is in the borderland between the Pieniny and Beskid Sdecki mountain ranges, located in the picturesque Grajcarek Valley.

It is both a resort and spa town neighbouring on the country of Slovakia, situated in Nowy Targ County (Lesser Poland Voivodeship) southern Poland.

As of June 30, 2007, the towns population was 7,378 and it covers 8,789 hectares, of which nearly two thirds is made up of forest.

Nearby towns include Nowy Targ 38 km distance, and Nowy Sącz 50 km away found in the valley of the Grajcarek stream which is in between the Small Pieniny and Beskid Śląski.

Entertainment in Szczawnica

You will often find folk bands in and around Szczawnica, including the Pieniny Division of Tatras Highlanders Union. The biggest event of local folklore is “Lato Pieniskie” (Pieniny Summer), organised in July by the Municipal Culture and Sports Centre, providing a unique experience of the customs and traditions of highlanders and shepherds.

Not very far from the centre of Szczawnica, in Jaworki, you can find a haven full of artists like: “Muzyczna Owczarnia“. Rock, blues, jazz, country and other concerts take place in the town. Often they will include well-known, popular Polish and foreign performers. Most weekends you will discover a gathering of connoisseurs of music.

Szczawnica Travel and Tourist Guide

Poland Travel Guide Information

This is a travel and tourist guide about the country of Polska which is located in central Europe. You are very welcome to visit our site and we hope that you will enjoy the experience.

Our guide is easy to use as each village, town and city has it’s own page with useful information for the visitor. Not all sections appearing on the left of our guide, on this place may have information as this is an ongoing project.

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Accommodation in Szczawnica

Szczawnica - Szczawnica Travel and Tourist GuideYou will find the full range of accommodation in this town from the most luxurious five star hotels with up to date and modern amenities to pensions (a type of guest house or boarding house) and rooms or apartments at very reasonable prices. Some of the larger towns and cities will also have hostels.

If you prefer to stay in a more rural location there are a number of “Agro” style of accommodation places on farms and in the countryside plus there may be camp sites nearby.

If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the accommodation directly as we do not take commission and we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.

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Activities in Szczawnica

Szczawnica - Szczawnica Travel and Tourist GuidePoland is a country with a large variety of landscapes, a place where you can experience all four seasons. This provides the visitor with many opportunities for adventure and different activities, whether you enjoy the mountains, lakes, rivers or the beaches you will find something that suits you.

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The mountains surrounding the town are covered with forests rich with flora and fauna, attracting those that have a love of hiking.

There are numerous paths for tourists that lead to some of the highest reaches within the Pieniny Mountains and Gorce Mountains as well as to local nature reserves: Homole Ravine, Wysokie Skaki, and Biaa Woda Reserve, one of the most beautiful reserves in Poland, abounding in picturesque rock formations, gorges and waterfalls.

On the Szafranówka a 700 metre long slide has been built and is an attractive ride for both children and adults in the summertime.

With numerous cycle and horse routes, with different difficulty levels in the area, you can hire mountain bikes in Szczawnica, Stanina Koni Rajd (Rajd Stud-Farm) is located a mere 6 km from Szczawnica, in the picturesque village of Jaworki. During each season of the year, the beauty of the local nature reserves can be admired in the company of friends from aboard a gypsy cart.

Szczawnica is also an attractive place to visit in winter. When the snow comes, the town and locality is transformed into a winter sports centre. In nearby Jaworki and Durbaszka there are ski lifts and ski runs for both beginners and advanced skiers alike.

Skiers with advanced skills can experience the run with artificial snow on the slope of Palenica, which has FIS official certification, and on which Alpine contests take place. You can also enjoy a 1,800 metre long illuminated ski run on slope Palenica II.

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Attractions in Szczawnica

Szczawnica - Szczawnica Travel and Tourist GuideIn the centre of Szczawnica you can take the chair-lift to Palenica, from which you can admire the panorama view of the mountain ranges Tatra, Pieniny, Beskid Sdecki plus a complete view of the town.

Enjoy a ride on a wooden raft thanks to the swift current of the Dunajec river, or you can hire a kayak and try paddling down the slalom course on the rafting route. Rafting down the Dunajec Gorge – the 23 kilometre route begins in Kąty and ends in Szczawnica or Krościenko and lasts about two hours and 45 minutes and is a very pleasurable way to send a morning or afternoon in summer.

Visit the Pieniny Mountains which are a distinct mountain range 35 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide. The Dunajec River ravine (The Dunajec is a right-bank tributary of the Vistula River) divides the range into three parts: Pieniny Spiskie which extends between Dursztyn village and Niedzica, with the highest peak, Żar at 883 metres above sea level. Second is Pieniny Właściwe – extending between Czorsztyn and Szczawnica with Okrąglica peak at 982 metres above sea level in the Three Crowns massif. If you climb to the summit you will be rewarded by a splendid and panoramic view of the area. Thirdly, the Małe Pieniny – extends between the Dunajec river in the victinity of Szczawnica and the Rozdziela pass towards the east. The highest peak of Pieniny is the Wysoka mountain at 1,050 metres above sea level.

Poland is a country with a large variety of attractions for the tourist to visit, a place where you can experience all sorts of places to see. This provides the visitor with many opportunities for learning about Polska, whether you enjoy the many monuments, historic churches or buildings, history of places, or more modern attractions, you will find something that suits you.

If you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the attraction provider directly as we do not take commission and we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.

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Geography of Szczawnica

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History of Szczawnica

Szczawnica - Szczawnica Travel and Tourist GuideThe town is rated among the oldest spas to be found in the Carpathians, because of its name (szczawa – sour water), and its mineral waters which go back a very long way. The first mention of the settlement was in the 15th century and tells about the bequeathing of 400 golden coins to Abraham from Goszczyce.

In 1529 it was incorporated, into Krocienko Parish, (as a result of there being too view people) under the decree of Piotr Tomicki.

Even before the first partition of Poland, in 1770, Austria annexed the land of Czorsztyn Starostwo but later sold the area to private buyers including local peasants.

Museums in Szczawnica

Polska is full of history and the Polish are great lovers of knowledge of the past so you will find many museums in the country.

Poland has a long history and has been an important trading route that has been invaded by many different groups over the past 1,000 years. Museums are a great way to explore the nations history about the inhabitants of the land in the past, their lives and customs.

Some of the museums shown below may have an article about them here on Poland Travel Guide. Follow the link for the article. For the rest, if you see something you like or wish to know more about please contact the museum directly as we take the attitude that their own website will have more up to date details on what they offer than if we were to include it here.

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Places to Eat in Szczawnica

There are many restaurants covering the usual pizza to those offering local Polish traditional and regional cuisine.

What Wikipeda says about Polish Cuisine

Polish cuisine (Polish: kuchnia polska) is a style of cooking and food preparation originating from Poland. It has evolved over the centuries due to historical circumstances. Polish national cuisine shares some similarities with other Central European and Eastern European traditions as well as French and Italian similarities. It is rich in meat, especially pork, chicken and beef (depending on the region) and winter vegetables (cabbage in the dish bigos), and spices.

It is also characteristic in its use of various kinds of noodles the most notable of which are kluski as well as cereals such as kasha (from the Polish word kasza). Generally speaking, Polish cuisine is hearty and uses a lot of cream and eggs. The traditional dishes are often demanding in preparation. Many Poles allow themselves a generous amount of time to serve and enjoy their festive meals, especially Christmas eve dinner (Wigilia) or Easter breakfast which could take a number of days to prepare in their entirety.

The Polish national dishes are bigos; pierogi; kielbasa; kotlet schabowy (type of breaded cutlet); gołąbki (type of cabbage roll); zrazy (type of roulade); roast (Polish: pieczeń); sour cucumber soup (Polish: zupa ogórkowa); mushroom soup, (Polish: zupa grzybowa) (quite different from the North American cream of mushroom); tomato soup (Polish: zupa pomidorowa); rosół (variety of meat broth); żurek (sour rye soup); flaki (variety of tripe soup); and barszcz among others.

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Tourist Information in Szczawnica

Poland Travel Guide – This web site will eventually have tourist information on most of the places in Polska. Being a web site you will be able to access the information on most digital platforms, including your laptop, personal computer or a mobile phone.

Tourist organisations are welcome to contact us for details on how to display their information on Szczawnica Travel and Tourist Guide.

PTTK – Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society is a non-profit organisation that you will find in many places in Poland.

It is one of the oldest tourist societies in Europe and was was created by the merger of two societies: Polish Tatry Society (1873) and Polish Country Lovers Society (1906).

Official Tourist Information Centres in Poland are divided into 1*, 2*, 3* and 4* Certified and Non-Certified. All Certified Tourist Centres provide information in one or more foreign languages and have an expanded range of services as compared to the Non-Certified.

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Transport in Szczawnica

Buses to Nowy Targ take from 50 minutes to 1½ hours depending on the route and depart roughly every hour. Buses to Nowy Sącz take about two hours or Stary Sącz about 1½ hours. Anywhere up to eight fast buses run daily to Kraków and will take about 2½ hours. Buses to Krościenko take about 15 minutes and ­depart frequently.

The nearest railway station is at Nowy Targ where you can catch trains to Kraków and Zakopane.

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Websites of Szczawnica

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Province

The Małopolska Voivodship (Little Poland) was created in 1989 and is located in the south of Poland.

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Places in Province

The cities, towns and villages of the region of Małopolska.

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