World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.7 (227 votes)

The Carpathian Mountains

Listed under Mountains in Ukraine.

  • Photo of The Carpathian Mountains
  • Photo of The Carpathian Mountains
  • Photo of The Carpathian Mountains
  • Photo of The Carpathian Mountains
  • Photo of The Carpathian Mountains
Photo of The Carpathian Mountains
Photo by flickr user bortescristian
Pin It

The Carpathians curve across Central and Eastern Europe, from southern Poland and Northern Slovakia to the south-east, through the Ukraine into Romania. Those on the Poland-Slovakia border are the tallest, at about 2640 metres above sea level at their highest point.

They are wild and relatively untouched by tourism, so as well as being scattered with idyllic, traditional villages and historic mountain cities such as Bratislava, Brasov and Miskolc, they are also the most extensive of Europe’s last few bastions for wild large carnivores such as wolves, lynxes and brown bears. Boars, red deer, chamois and marmots can also be found here. Large areas are now nature reserves, particularly in the Eastern areas, where the wildlife is particularly diverse and a number of rare plant species grow. Understandably, they’re also a rich source of folklore and fairytale.

Written by  larapiegeler.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Torres del Paine

    This is one of the great beauty spots of the world. The granite pinnacles of Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine) and Cuernos del…

  • Mount Everest

    A list of mountains cannot be complete without the highest one… With 8848m/29,029ft Mount Everest lies on the border of Nepal a…

  • Grand Tetons

    One of the most photographed mountain ranges in the world, the iconic image of the Tetons towering above the Snake River Valley…

Nearby Experiences

  • Wooden Churches of Maramures

    'These eight churches are outstanding examples of a range of architectural solutions from different periods and areas. They sho…

  • Churches of Moldavia

    With their painted exterior walls, decorated with 15th- and 16th-century frescoes that are considered masterpieces of Byzantine…

  • Bucovina Historic Region

    Spreading down from the Carpathian Mountains over both Romania and the Ukraine, these green pastured hills protect many medieva…

Related links

Contribute to this page