Zakopane and Tatra Mountains at Night from Gubalowka Hill. HDR Photo from Poland

Glowing Zakopane | Poland

The lanterns in Zakopane were still shining bright as we walked up to Gubałówka hill in total darkness. We arrived just in time on a plateau from which you had a good view over the town without having to climb up the whole mountain. The sun was still under the horizon, but you started to notice the first light.

Kraków Main Square (Rynek Główny). HDR Photo of Sukiennice and the Adam Mickiewicz Monument

First Light on the Kraków Main Square | Poland

The Main Square of Kraków (Rynek Główny) is the central element of the city and no tourist will ever visit Kraków and don’t walk on this square. On this photo you can see the Kraków Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) with the Adam Mickiewicz Monument in the foreground. The sun just made its way over the roofs and throws the town’s silhouette on the walls of the Cloth Hall.

Port of Desenzano del Garda. HDR Photo of the sunrise at Lake Garda in Italy

Sunrise in Desenzano del Garda | Italy

To get up at five in the morning when you’re travelling is hard, but it has its advantages. Often you find locations that look much better during sunrise than during sunset. And, usually, you find a pretty quiet environment without many people around.

Zakopane and the polish Tatra Mountains during Sunrise

Sunrise at Tatra Mountains | Zakopane, Poland

The Tatra Mountains are the biggest mountains in Poland with a height up to 2,499m. Zakopane is a small town at the foot of the mountains that invite tourists from all over the world. What’s especially nice about Zakopane is its location in the valley. Because of that you can climb a “hill” (Me as a Berliner, I call it a mountain) and have a stunning view on this highest part of the Carpathians.