Dolina Pańszczyca

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Dolina Pańszczyca
Dolina Pańszczyca

Dolina Pańszczyca

location Lesser Poland Voivodeship , Poland
Waters Pańszczycki Potok
Mountains High Tatras , Tatras , Carpathians
Geographical location 49 ° 14 '23 "  N , 20 ° 2' 20"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 14 '23 "  N , 20 ° 2' 20"  E
Dolina Pańszczyca (Lesser Poland)
Dolina Pańszczyca
height 1200 to  2100  m npm
length 7 km
climate High mountain climate
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View from the Krzyżne mountain pass
Upper part of the valley

The Pańszczyca Valley ( Dolina Pańszczyca in Polish ), formed by glaciers in the Ice Age, is a side valley of the Dolina Suchej Wody Gąsienicowej valley in the Polish High Tatras in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship .


The valley is around 6.5 km long and surrounded by mountains over 2200 m high. a. Wide Kogel , Northern grenades tip ( skrajny garnet ), organ pipes ( Wierch pod Fajki ), Yellow Mountain ( Żółta Turnia ) Buchentaltürme ( Buczynowe Turnie ) and the mountain pass Kreuzsattel ( Krzyżne ). It has an area of ​​approx. 5.8 km².

The valley falls from south to north from about 2000 meters to 1200 meters. It is traversed by the Pańszczycki brook, which flows into the Seealmer Trockenbach ( Sucha Woda Gąsienicowa ). The creek flows partly underground. In the upper area of ​​the valley there are several smaller mountain lakes, u. a. the Karsee Pańszczycataler Rotes Seelein ( Czerwony Staw Pańszczycki ). Above the lake on the way to Kreuzsattel there is a mountain spring that only partially carries water.

Some of the water seeps away in the valley and reappears in the Wywierzysko Olczyskie karst spring outside the valley.


The name can be translated as "Valley of the Pańszczyca". The Pańszczycy were an important family from the village of Biały Dunajec in the Podhale region at the foot of the High Tatras, to which the valley, especially the Hala Pańszczycka (German: Pańszczyca Alpe), belonged.

Flora and fauna

The valley lies below and above the tree line. The lower part of the valley is a strict nature reserve that cannot be entered. It is a retreat for deer, bears, lynx and wolves.


There is a high mountain climate in the valley.

Alpine farming

Before the Tatra National Park was established in 1954, the valley had been used for alpine farming since the 17th century. After that, the owners of the alpine pastures were expropriated or forced to sell.


The former hiking trail through the valley to the Kreuzsattel is closed to hikers. In the upper part of the valley it is crossed by four hiking trails.


  • Zofia Radwańska-Paryska, Witold Henryk Paryski, Wielka encyklopedia tatrzańska , Poronin, Wyd. Górskie, 2004, ISBN 83-7104-009-1 .
  • Tatry Wysokie słowackie i polskie. Mapa turystyczna 1: 25.000, Warszawa, 2005/06, Polkart ISBN 83-87873-26-8 .

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