Backed by some of Poland’s highest mountains, Murzasichle is a picturesque village on the edge of Tatra National Park. It is named after two settlements, “Mur” and “Zasichle”, which were merged to create the village in the 17th century.
In the heart of Murzasichle is the Church of Our Lady Queen, which was built from wood using traditional techniques in the wake of World War II. Don’t miss Wiktorowki, a charming monastery chapel that can be accessed along a tourist trail from Rusinowa Polana.
Sprawling south of Murzasichle is Tatra National Park, which encompasses more than 200 square kilometres of rugged mountains, caves and waterfalls. In the summer months, you can spot Tatra chamois, lynx and bears while exploring the extensive network of hiking trails, while the winter snow cover is ideal for skiing, snowboarding and sledding.
Murzasichle is around 15 minutes' drive from Zakopane and 1.5 hours from John Paul II Krakow-Balice International Airport, which has flights to destinations across the globe. Buses connect to Murzasichle and the village is small enough to explore on foot. Renting a car is the most convenient way of getting around the region.