Fatras and Tatras in Slovak Mountains
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Fatras and Tatras in Slovak Mountains

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Sedlo medzi kopcami Nová Hoľa a Zvolen vo Veľkej Fatre. Východne vidieť hrebeň Nízkych Tatier

Saddle between The Hills Nova Hola and Zvolen in the Great Fatra

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A: Great Fatras, Slovak Mountains

by Cibula Vincent, 310 meters away

Great Fatras, Hill Zvolen. East to see The Low Tatras.Na Vrchu Zvolen vo Veľkej Fatre. Východne hrebe...

Great Fatras, Slovak Mountains

B: The hill of Zvolen

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 350 meters away

final station of the lift chair on the peak of Zvolen hill

The hill of Zvolen

C: In The Cablecar Cabine

by Cibula Vincent, 1.0 km away

Way cable car up The Hill Nova Hola in Great Fatras

In The Cablecar Cabine

D: Donovaly in winter - over the vilage

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 1.1 km away

Donovaly in winter - over the vilage

E: Donovaly - Habakuky

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 1.1 km away

Donovaly - Habakuky

F: Donovaly DonlyClub in winter

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 1.2 km away

Donovaly DonlyClub in winter

G: Sporthotel Donovaly

by Mikropolis, 1.2 km away

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Sporthotel Donovaly

H: Donovaly obecný úrad 1

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 1.2 km away

Donovaly obecný úrad 1

I: Donovaly - info centrum (večer)

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 1.3 km away

Donovaly - info centrum (večer)

J: Donovaly - Habakuky I

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 1.3 km away

rozprávková dedinka, fairy-tale village

Donovaly - Habakuky I

This panorama was taken in Donovaly, Europe

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