Where Diablak cannot go, it will send Babia Góra

widok z babiej góry

The view from Baba Góra is a breath taking panorama. It consists of the Beskids (Small, Makowski, Silesia, Island, Żywiec, Gorce) as the Tatras and mountains lying on the Slovak side. And this nature!

Babia Góra – get to know each other

Look at a map. Southern Polish borders. Macro-region the Western Beskids. The Żywiec Beskids. This is where there is Babia Mountain. The highest peak in the Babia Góra Range is Diablak, which rises to a height of 1725 metres above sea level. It is the second largest hill in Poland (Rysy) which is included in the Crown of Polish Mountains. The view from Babia Góra is gentle peaks to the horizon, in winter they are white, in summer in vivid green and in autumn decorated in red, orange and yellow.

Babia Góra – legends, myths

Called also Skittish, in winter it sends blizzards on the tourists, in summer – torrential downpours. Sometimes called Diablak, sometimes Orawska Holy Mountain. Majestic Mother of Bad Weather, dignified Queen of the Beskids. Babia Góra hid the mystery of its name in folk legends. Is it a love of a robber who with grief turned to stone when her lover was killed? Giant, stone, pagan statue? Or maybe it is just a pile of rocks strewn by Giant Woman?

In the Babia Góra National Park

The Babia Góra National Park was established in 1954 to protect the classically created mountain vegetation belts. With the increase of height, climatic and habitat conditions change too (similarly as in the highest mountains e.g. in the Tatra Mountains and the Alps) and therefore vegetation also changes. Babia Góra is also home to rare plants and animals. Among them are strictly protected species and endangered ones, e.g. cerastium alpinum or deer laserwort.

View from Babia Góra which is worthy of UNESCO

Due to natural values of Babia Góra in 1977 it was inscribed on the list of world’s most important UNESCO reserves of biosphere. UNESCO-MAB (“Man and Biosphere”) program focuses on creating and maintaining the correct relationship between the biosphere and the people. This program aims to strive for balance and harmony between man and nature. Emphasis on ecology and socio-cultural diversity.