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Ascent to Rysy (High Tatras)


Hiking tour from Lysá Poľana (970 meters AMSL) to Rysy (2499 meters AMSL) via Schroniska PTTK Morskie Oko.

Rysy is the highest mountain in Poland.

Descent to Štrbské Pleso (1355 meters AMSL) via Chata pod Rysmi, Slovakian part of the High Tatras.




In parts difficult terrain on the Polish side. If you want to do this tour in the winter season I would highly recommend crampons, … read more

Visiting Poland: Kraków, Warszawa, Poznań, Szczecin, Wrocław

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Cities and places
    1. Kraków (Krakau)
    2. Warszawa (Warschau)
    3. Poznań (Posen)
    4. Szczecin (Stettin)
  3. Genealogy
  4. Epilogue

1. Introduction

My mother’s parents are from small towns near Wrocław, a city in Lower Silesia which belongs to Poland since 1945.

My grandparents met in the mid-1930s as my grandfather was working as a butcher in and around Breslau1 (which was the German name of Wrocław) and my grandmother was … read more