Kasprowy Wierch

Kasprowy Wierch is a peak in the Western Tatras, 1987 m above sea level, located on the Polish-Slovak border. The summit towers over three valleys: the Bystra Valley, the Valley of Sucha Woda Gąsienicowa and the Cicha Valley, which is located on the Slovak side.

The name Kasprowy Wierch comes from Hala Kasprowa at the foot of the summit. Hala took its name (according to folk tales) from the name of its owner - highlander Kasper.

Kasprowy Wierch is built of crystalline rocks, despite its location in the younger part of the Tatra Mountains, built of sedimentary rocks.

The steep slopes of Kasprowy Wierch descend to the Kasprowa Valley. There are several gullies here, the most famous of which is Gleb pod Finger. The Kasprowy Wierch peak is easily accessible from all other sides.

In the building on the top of Kasprowy Wierch there are:
-waiting room
- ski storage
- winter TOPR station.
-ROSSIGNOL and DYNASTAR ski test center
- ski service
- ski rental (you must have your own shoes and poles)
-Level 1959 - the highest restaurant in Poland, which, in addition to an excellent menu, offers unforgettable views of the Tatra Mountains
-shop offering sweatshirts, hats, t-shirts, socks, cups, bags, stationery and gadgets manufactured on behalf of PKL

A stone pavement with a length of about 200 m leads from the building to Sucha Przełęcz.


In the area of ​​the Kasprowy Wierch peak, botanists have found sites of several very rare plants that only occur in Poland in the Tatra Mountains. They are: Alpine blizzard, Hungarian adjective, three-husky sieve and Tatra panicle.


Tourism in the Kasprowy Wierch region has been developing since the mid-nineteenth century.

The first winter tourist entrance was made by Klemens Bachleda and Karol Potkański around the year 1890.

From around 1910, Kasprowy Wierch has been popular with skiers.
Currently, Kasprowy Wierch is visited by around 4000 people a day in the season.

Meteorological Observatory

In the year 1938, the Kasprowy Wierch High Meteorological Observatory was built and today it is the highest building in Poland.

The data obtained here are used for synoptic purposes as well as for meteorological and hydrological statistical and scientific studies.

The Kasprowy Wierch PTO has an uninterrupted series of observations since the opening day, i.e. from 22 on January 1938.

Meteorological data:
- average annual air temperature: -0.7 deg. C
-atmospheric pressure:
absolute maximum: 818,7 hPa
absolute minimum 757,0 hPa
- highest wind speed with gusts: 270 km / h
-the highest average annual air temperature: 0.7 st. C
-the lowest average annual temperature: - 2.3 degrees C
-maximum snow depth: 388 cm


The visit of the Polish presidents was noted in the Chronicle of Polish Cableways:

Ignacy Mościcki in 1936.
Lech Wałęsa in 1992.
Aleksander Kwasniewski in 1996.
Bronisław Komorowski in 2015.
Ryszard Kaczorowski, last time in 2003.

6 June 1997. Kasprowy Wierch was visited by Pope John Paul II


4.10.2018 in the restaurant of the upper cableway station Krakowski Theater Comedy staged the play "Pan Tadeusz from M3", being the first theatrical performance played on Kasprowy Wierch.

Tourist routes in the area of ​​Kasprowy Wierch and Sucha Przełęcz

- green: through Myślenickie Turnie and Bystra Polanka to Kuźnice
Time: 2: 15 h, ↑ 3 h

- yellow: from the hostel "Murowaniec" in the Valley of Gąsienicowa to Sucha Przełęcz
Time of transition from Murowaniec to Kasprowy Wierch: 1: 25 h, ↓ 1: 05 h

- yellow: from the Cicha Liptowska Valley to Sucha Przełęcz near the summit of Kasprowy Wierch
Time of transition from Kasprowy Wierch to the red trail in the Cicha Valley: 1: 40 h, ↑ 2: 20 h

- red: from the Kościeliska Valley through Czerwone Wierchy, Kasprowy Wierch, Liliowe and Świnicka Przełęcz to the peak of Świnica, towards Orlej Percia
Time of transition from Kopa Kondracka to Kasprowy Wierch: 1: 55 h, back 1: 40 h
Time of transition from Kasprowy Wierch to Świnica: 1: 40 h, ↓ 1: 20 h

PKL Kasprowy Wierch

3 cable cars enter Kasprowy Wierch:

- cable car to Kasprowy Wierch from Kuźnice, built between 1935 and 1936, open all year

- "Hala Goryczkowa" chairlift from the Goryczkowa Valley, launched in 1968, open in the winter season

- "Hala Gąsienicowa" chairlift from the Gąsienicowa Valley, launched in 1962, open in the winter season

The only high mountain cableway in Poland to Kasprowy Wierch is 4291,59 meters long.

The ascent takes about 20 minutes, and the wagon transports people to 60 once.

The upper station of the cable car is located at an altitude of 1959

You can enjoy mountain views from the summit of Kasprowy Wierch.

In the Kasprowy Wierch region in winter, PKL prepares 14 km of ski slopes with FIS approval.

Ski routes

Gąsienicowa Route: Kasprowy Wierch - Hala Gąsienicowa - Kuźnice is 9700 m., Of which over 1200 m in the boiler, and km on the 8,5 ski slope.
The height difference: 940 m.
Medium boiler conditions.
A fairly difficult piste, with an approach from Hala Gąsienicowa to Karczmisko, with several dangerous turns in the region above the Olczyska Valley.

Goryczkowa Route: Kasprowy - Goryczkowa Valley - Kuźnice is over 5 km long, of which in the boiler 1770 m, and on the 3,5 ski slope km.
The route of the slopes from the Goryczkowa Valley to Kuźnice along the lower part of the Kalatówka Glade.
The height difference: 602,5 m.
The route is quite difficult in the boiler, short, straight and well maintained on the ski slope. Considered the most beautiful ski route in Poland.

Both routes are not suitable for beginners.


It is possible to pre-book tickets for the Kasprowy Wierch railway.

Buy a ticket here

Ticket prices for Kasprowy Wierch:
- round trip ticket
-one-way ticket

Discount tickets:
- children and young people up to the age of 15
- school youth
- students up to 26 years old
- people after 65
-1 guardian of the school group at 10 pupils

-children up to 4 years old - free of charge
- baby carriage - no fee

Tickets for Kasprowy Wierch are available:
- at ticket vending machines (upper and lower Gubałówka station, underpass from Krupówki St., Main Post Office, Krupówki St. 20)
- at PKL Customer Service Offices
- at the cash desk Term BUKOVINA
- in the online store at pkl.pl

The sale of return tickets ends 2 one hour before the last queue course

Combined ticket Kasprowy Wierch and Termy Bukovina:
One ticket for two attractions:
3 hours in Termy BUKOVINA + ascent to the top of Kasprowy Wierch

Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September: morning entry to Kasprowy Wierch when buying a ticket online - PLN 10 less
Entry at: 7: 30, 7: 40 and 7: 50

Tourpass to Kasprowy Wierch
- Express tour
- it is possible to buy in BOK, online or in ticket machines

Tourpass: payment for the cable car to Kasprowy Wierch, additional fees, seat in a car, entrance to the Tatra National Park

Buy a ticket here

Queue to Kasprowy Wierch - opening hours

from 8.00 18.30 to

The cable car to Kasprowy Wierch runs every 10 minutes, and in worse weather conditions: every 30 min.
July and August: last ascent to the top at 19.00.

Kuźnice: the manor and park complex
Kuźnice is a part of Zakopane, where the routes to Kalatówki, Kondratowa, Giewont, Kasprowy Wierch and Hala Gąsienicowa come from. There is also a lower PKL station at Kasprowy Wierch.
Already in the 17th century, a metallurgical center was established here, and the growing steel mills brought their owners huge profits.
In the mid-nineteenth century, a manor house with a garden was built here, where a hospital complex operated after World War II.
In 2003, it was handed over to the Tatra National Park and revitalized.

The summer application "Kasprowy Wierch" includes:
- 9 description of walking routes leading to Kasprowy Wierch
- routes marked on the offline map
- objects worth attention
- audio guide telling about the history of the cable car to Kasprowy Wierch
- speaking of the panorama viewed from the cable car
- mountain tourist guide
- plant and animal censorship of the Tatra Mountains
- a set of quizzes about the region
- practical information related to the functioning of the Cable Car to Kasprowy Wierch
- weather forecast
- description in Polish and English

How to get

The road to Kuźnice is closed to car traffic. You can use public transport (stop under the cable car).
The walk from Roundabout John Paul II takes about 40 minutes.


You can leave your car in a parking lot in Zakopane, e.g. on ul. Karłowicz.
You can also park along ul. Bronisław Czech.

Practical information

Choosing Kasprowy Wierch you should take good shoes and something warm to wear, because the temperature at the top is several degrees lower than in Zakopane.

The station and cable car to Kasprowy Wierch are adapted to the needs of people with reduced mobility. An observation deck with sun loungers and a restaurant are available upstairs.

The trip to Kasprowy Wierch takes about 20 minutes, halfway, at Myślenickie Turnie - a change.

The current weather forecast, ski conditions and a webcam preview at the top are available at www.pkl.pl.

Hotel Kasprowy Wierch in the center of Zakopane, near Kupówki, is located in a historic villa dating from the year 1890 and built in the Swiss style.
2, 3 and 4 are available to guests - rooms and apartment, as well as a drink bar.

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