Low Tatras, Jasna Zahradky (SVK)
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Low Tatras, Jasna Zahradky (SVK)

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Údolná stanica lanovky na Chopok. / Slovak Mountains. Cablecar station at Hill Chopok.

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A: Low Tatras, Jasna

by Cibula Vincent, 980 meters away

Slovak Mountains. Ski Center Jasná in summer. / Lyžiarske stredisko Jasná v lete-Biela púť.

Low Tatras, Jasna

B: Ostredok, Slovakia

by Miroslav Fleško, 990 meters away

Ostredok, Slovakia

C: Demanovska dolina - Symbolic cemetery

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 1,000 meters away

Demanovska dolina - Symbolic cemetery

D: Ostredok, Slovakia

by Miroslav Fleško, 1.0 km away

Ostredok, Slovakia

E: Vrbické Pleso

by Miroslav Pochyba, 1.4 km away

Vrbické Pleso

F: Demanovska dolina - Vrbicke pleso in winter

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 1.5 km away

Demanovska dolina - Vrbicke pleso in winter

G: Demanovska dolina - Rovna Hola

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 1.7 km away

Demanovska dolina - Rovna Hola

H: Demanovska dolina - Konsky Grun

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 2.6 km away

Demanovska dolina - Konsky Grun

I: Pod Chopkom / Under The Hill Chopok (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 2.6 km away

Vrcholová stanica lanovej dráhy na Chopok z Jasnej. / Peak cableway station at Chopok of Jasna.

Pod Chopkom / Under The Hill Chopok (SVK)

J: Demanovska dolina - Repiska

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 2.7 km away

enourmous hollow in rock massif

Demanovska dolina - Repiska

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