Cable-ways in the mountainous areas of the High Tatras and the Low Tatras help the tourists to overcome the differences in altitude and to conquer their peaks without making much effort.
One of the most attractive cable-ways runs to the top of the second highest peak of the High Tatras – the Lomnický štít. One can take a cabin cable-way from Tatranská Lomnica to Skalnaté pleso and continue by another cable-way up to the top of the Lomnický štít. The beautiful view of the Tatras and the Spiš region is really rewarding. The most comfortable way of getting to Hrebienok from Starý Smokovec (Hrebienok being the starting point of several high mountain routes as well as easier walks) is to use a funicular. It has been connecting these two stations for nearly 100 years and thanks to several reconstructions and modernisations it keeps up with the time.
Tatranská Štrba and Štrbské pleso, which is the highest situated village and tourist centre in the High Tatras, are regularly connected by the cog-wheel railway. It starts off directly at the railway station in Štrba and is the follow-on of the common railway. It makes it possible to get from Bratislava or Košice to Štrbské pleso – the heart of the High Tatras (including simple changing in Štrba).
One can experience the cable-way ride in other mountains as well, e.g. the Low Tatras, the Malá Fatra Mountains, the Veľká Fatra Mountains, the Slovenský raj Mountains, and others. It has a unique charm in the high-mountain areas. An interesting trip, though a smaller one, is provided by our capital city. The seat cable-way runs from Železná studnička to Kamzík (Koliba) in the Malé Karpaty Mountains and it makes the visitors´ stay in Bratislava more interesting all year round.
Whether you want to get to a difficult peak and to enjoy the view from it, or to get the fastest possible to the starting point of a tourist route, you are welcome in the world of cable-ways and funiculars and you are cordially invited to discover the beauties of the Slovak nature.
Source: Asseco Slovakia