Before the autumn holidays finally are over now, we want to show you some pictures of our fall vacation. We went on our trip to a mountain range in the Slovak part of the High Tatras.
The High Tatras are the highest range of the Carpathians. The mountains are up to 2,600 m. In the small village of Novy Smokovic we had booked a room in a small hotel, the Villa Dr. Szontagh. The interior design style was a bit old, probably from from the 1970s, but clean, nice and especially dog friendly.
On two days, we did extensive hiking tours. We did not climb the summits but the cable car station at 1700 meters above sea level in Tatranska Lomnica was a challenge. Jane has done very bravely in all tours. And "Krasni-Shadow" get a lot of attention by the locals again and again.
For the citizens of the GDR, the Tatra was formerly a popular tourist destination and many small hotels have probably still to make head of the situation that the East Germans do not come anymore. But we also saw: Many new houses and hotels are being built and when it snows soon, one will find numerous winter sports enthusiasts.
We liked the rustic nature, the clear mountain lakes, the roaring waterfalls, colourful forests and the majestic summits that always hide in dense fog and then suddenly majestically appeared.