Picturesquely located along the Grajcarek River, Szczawnica (shchahv-nee-tsah) has developed into a popular summer resort, while its mineral springs have made it an important spa. It’s also the disembarkation point for Dunajec Gorge raft trips.
The town spreads for 4km along the main road, ul Główna, and is divided into two sections, Szczawnica Niżna (Szczawnica Lower) to the west and Szczawnica Wyżna (Szczawnica Upper) to the east, with the bus station more or less in between. Most of the tourist and spa facilities are in the upper section, which also boasts most of the fine old timber houses.
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Dunajec River Gorge and Niedzica Castle from Krakow
Undoubtedly Dunajec River Gorge is one of the Poland's prime tourist attractions and this great day trip from Krakow gives you the chance to admire some amazing scenery as you float down the river, as well as a visit to Niedzica Castle in the Dunajec Valley.