Velicka dolina - Vysoke Tatry
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Velicka dolina - Vysoke Tatry

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Velicka dolina is mountain valley under the highest peak Vysoke Tatry - Gerlachovsky štit 2655 m.

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A: The Sliezsky House

by Jakub Laštovička, 370 meters away

The Sliezsky House (1670 m above the sea) is a mountain hotel situated at the threshold of the Velick...

 The Sliezsky House

B: Sliezky dom

by erkko, 440 meters away

Vysoke tatry ,sliezky dom gerlachovsky stit, panorama, velicke pleso

Sliezky dom

C: Kotlinka Pod Przełomem

by Maciej G. Szling, 1.7 km away

Kotlinka Pod Przełomem

D: High Tatras - Polsky hreben

by Marek Lomnicky, 1.8 km away

Beautiful autum view from Polsky hreben in the center of Vysoke Tatry. In the south-west there is Ger...

High Tatras - Polsky hreben

E: Polsky hreben - Tatry

by Petr Kolčář, 1.8 km away

Polsky hreben - 2.200 m. 2 hours from Sliezsky hut. 45 min to Vychodna Vysoka summit.

Polsky hreben - Tatry

F: Rohatka 2288 m n.p.m.

by Maciej G. Szling, 1.9 km away

Rohatka 2288 m n.p.m.

G: Sedlo Prielom

by Maciej G. Szling, 2.0 km away

Sedlo Prielom

H: Vareškové pleso

by Maciej G. Szling, 2.0 km away

Vareškové pleso

I: Schronisko Zbójnickie

by Maciej G. Szling, 2.0 km away

Schronisko Zbójnickie

J: Veľká Studená dolina

by Maciej G. Szling, 2.0 km away

Veľká Studená dolina

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, Europe

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