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The Tatra Mountains, part of the Carpathian mountain chain in eastern Europe, create a natural border between Slovakia and Poland. Both Slovak and Polish sides are protected as national parkland and are popular destinations for winter and summer sports. The Tatras are home to wildlife including the Tatra chamois, marmot, lynx and bears. Slovakia has the highest mountain in the range: 2,655m Gerlach Peak.
Harmanecká Cave or Harmanec Cave (Slovak: Harmanecká jaskyňa, Hungarian: Hermándi barlang) is a stalactite cave in Central Slovakia. It is located on the northern side of the Kotolnica massif in the Staré Hory and Kremnica mountain ranges and south of the Veľká Fatra mountains. The closest villages are Harmanec and Dolný Harmanec; Banská Bystrica is around 16 km south east of the cave. It is formed from Middle Triassic dark-grey Gutenstein limestone with an estimated age of 220 million years. The entrance to the cave is situated at an altitude of 821 m and 260 m above the bottom of the Harmanec valley.
Poloniny National Park is a national park in northeastern Slovakia at the Polish and Ukrainian borders, in the Bukovské vrchy mountain range, which belongs to the Eastern Carpathians. It was created on 1 October 1997 with a protected area of 298.05 km² and a buffer zone of 109.73 km².
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The Bystrý Potok Waterfall (also called Bystré and Waterfalls Bystrô) is a national natural monument and protected landscape creation located in the cadastral area of Hriňová. It is located in the territory of the Slovak Highlands on the territory of Poľany in the upper part of Bystrý brook south to south-east of Poľana (1 458 m), under the saddle Priehybina at the height of 983 m. m. (peak – place of waterfall – waterfall). The height of the water overflow wall is 20 m (waterfall height). The waterfall is the overflow of the Bystrá stream, which is the right-hand tributary of Slatina, springing below Polana.
The water area is located at the intersection of the cadastres of the villages of Svinná – Trenčianske Jastrabie – Veľká Hradná, on the right side of the 2nd class road between Trenčiansky Jastrabí and Svinná. Fishing is allowed at a distance of more than 30 m from the dam body. Fire can only be set up in the designated locations. The water area is located in the 4th zone where the use of combustion engines is prohibited on vessels used in the exercise of fishing rights.
Driny is a limestone cave in West Slovakia in the Little Carpathians Mountains. It is located around 2 km southwest of the village of Smolenice. The cave’s entrance altitude is 399 m. The first attempt to enter the cave was made by Prussian soldiers, who were camping nearby during the Austro-Prussian War.
The village of Kendice lies in the northern part of the Košice basin in the valley of Torysa river. It is 9 km from the of Presov wich is capital city of region. The population is predominant for Christian religion. Thanks to their initiative and admission, a pilgrimage site was built on the hill above the village, which is often visited by tourists thanks to the shelter and the focal point. There is a hiking trail leading to the slope of Slanské Vrchy, starting at the place called Borkúť (near Prešov) and passing by the place named Furča, where there is a monument to rebellion of people ( 1831 ).
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The village of Lačnov in the Prešov district is unique in its cadastre. GRAVITY ANOMALIA, which attracts more and more tourists and curious people from around the world. In fact, it is the “simple” way in the country (near the Cave of the Bad Hole), where you will experience a fascinating theater. The stream is flowing UP to the hill. If you walk down the road with the feeling that you are going down the hill and your object falls from your hand, your big surprise will start when fallen object will roll UP to the hill. The car with the engine switched off will start to rolling UP to the hill. But this mystery has a simple explanation. It is an eye illusion. The curved horizon, the oddly built landscape, and the unusual slant growth of the trees make false illusion the hill that appears to rise, actually fall. The surrounding of this anomaly offers a view of beautiful nature. It is a convenient place to relax in the heart of the mushrooming region and there are many other attractions nearby.
Popradské pleso is a lake in the Mengusovska valley in front of the mouth of the Zlomiště under the slopes of Ostrva and Kôčky. It has an area of 6.88 ha, a depth of 17 meters and is located at 1,494.3 meters above sea level. m. There are two cottages at the ball. Popradské pleso is its fourth largest lake.
Velky Rozsutec is the most significant mountain located in the Krivan part of Mala Fatra in Slovakia. Characteristic are limestone walls and parallel bars forming the summit pyramid. The peak is at 1610 m. It is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in Slovakia. Velký Rozsutec has become a symbol of mountains and is also found in the logo of the Malá Fatra National Park. In the past it was said that gold is located around the summit. There are also legends about the hidden Treasure of Janosik.
In the cadastres of the villages of Zámutov and Rudlov there is a nature reserve Zámutovské skaly. The cliffs of Zámutov are one of the most important natural creations in the Slánske vrchy. Slanske vrchy, which is separated from each other by the Čaklovec brook, is situated on the Jasaeňov ridge and Čulkov ridge. The 10-meter-high perpendicular rock walls complete the insulated turrets.