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In the vicinity of the ball there are several information boards with interesting facts that are worth reading. But you may not know that in the winter of 1882, ice began to be extracted from Štrbské pleso for refrigeration purposes. Fully loaded railway wagons went to Budapest, Vienna, Berlin ... During the winter, more than 200 workers and at least 10 carriages, mostly from Štrba, were employed in breaking the ice. Specially modified saws with irons at the ends were used to cut half-meter cubes.

Strba tarn

In the vicinity of the ball there are several information boards with interesting facts that are worth reading. But you may not know that in the winter of 1882, ice began to be extracted from Štrbské pleso for refrigeration purposes. Fully loaded railway wagons went to Budapest, Vienna, Berlin ... During the winter, more than 200 workers and at least 10 carriages, mostly from Štrba, were employed in breaking the ice. Specially modified saws with irons at the ends were used to cut half-meter cubes.

To protect the ice from the heat, they took him to the Štrbské station at night and loaded it there. In the 1898 season, the Košice-Bohumín railway transported around 2,000 ice wagons, which competed with Norwegian ice for quality. In 1902, the then landowner Jozef Szentiványi got into financial distress and sold Štrbské pleso to the Hungarian state, which, as the new owner, stopped mining and selling ice.
It is also interesting that you are on the site of the former lower station of the first ski lift in Slovakia on the slope Solisko, which was built in 1943 and stood directly on the lake, the track was 3,000 meters long and served until 1967 (picture from 1944) or an indoor swimming pool at the ball.

A well-known travel guide ranked our mountains ahead of Madrid or the Icelandic Arctic coast. Tatras will present Lonely Planet.
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Lonely Planet's General Manager for Central Europe, Joe Reville, presented the Best in Europe 2019 award at Lomnický štít.

It was taken over by the head of the High Tatras Eugen Knotek and the chairman of the board of the Regional Tourism Organization for the High Tatras region Michal Sýkora.

Lonely Planet has its travelers around the world. Their goal is to show readers the most interesting and attractive destinations from around the world.

"The winner of this year's section is special for us, which is why we came here. The High Tatras are becoming our top destination in Europe for the summer of 2019 . They have amazing nature, beautiful views, beautiful wilderness. We are especially impressed by the bears, which are already almost extinct in the rest of the world, and amazing hiking trails that are not so well known, "said Joe Reville.
Lonely Planet called the High Tatras a paradise for adventurers and a mythical landscape. He appreciates the hospitality at the alpine huts, the possibility of boating at Štrbské pleso or wildlife observation, which is offered by some experiential travel agencies.

Source: Podtatranské noviny (11.6.2019)
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Source: Podtatranské noviny (11.6.2019)

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Transport: By foot, By bike, By car, By bus
Parking: Free parking nearby

Accepted payments: Cash
Languages: Slovak

Suitable for: Childrens, Families with childrens, Elderly, Handicapped, Cyclists, Young, Adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Updated on: 17.3.2020
Source: GoSlovakia

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Strba tarn
Štrbské Pleso
059 85  Vysoké Tatry
Region: Prešovský
District: Poprad
Area: Spiš, Tatras
 49.122667, 20.058327

Štrbské Pleso
059 85  Vysoké Tatry

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