The Tatra Mountains, Tatras or Tatra (Tatry in both Slovak and Polish), constitute a mountain range which forms a natural border between Slovakia and Poland. They occupy an area of 750 km², the major part (600 km²) of which lies in Slovakia. The highest Tatra peak, at 2655 m, is Gerlachovský štít, located in Slovakia. Rysy, at 2499 m, is the highest Polish peak.
The Tatra Mountains are the highest mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. Although considerably smaller than the Alps, they are classified as having an alpine landscape. Their high mountain character, combined with great accessibility, makes them popular with tourists and scientists.
Ján Lacika, Tatras (2nd edition), Bratislava 2006. ISBN 80-88975-95-6
- Town of Vysoké Tatry Archived 2019-05-22 at the Wayback Machine – municipal website
- Zakopane – municipal website
- TANAP Archived 2005-04-04 at the Wayback Machine – Slovak Tatra National Park
- TPN – Polish Tatra National Park (in Polish)
Commercial tourism-oriented websitesEdit
- Tatry.cz Archived 2007-10-12 at the Wayback Machine – travel guide (mainly Slovak side)
- Go-Zakopane.com[permanent dead link] – travel guide (mainly Polish side)
- Tatry on ogdos.com Archived 2007-10-09 at the Wayback Machine – mountaineer's notes
- Atypical images of the Tatras Archived 2007-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
- Spherical panoramas Archived 2007-11-16 at the Wayback Machine
- Panoramic view from Rysy (2499 m) Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
Coordinates: 49°10′N 20°08′E / 49.167°N 20.133°E