18.8 km 29 min

Queen Elizabeth II – the Queen of England visited the High Tatras in 2008. During her stay she took a ground funicular from Starý Smokovec to Hrebienok. You can also enjoy this “royal” experience. Instead of taking a cabel car you can go for a hike (or rather a walk) taking the road that curves up the hillside (45 min from Starý Smokovec).

This trip is very much recommended by the Hotel Crocus in Štrbské Pleso. Hrebienok belongs to one of the most attractive destinations in the High Tatras. All year round there is a lot to admire in Hrebienok. It is also a great starting point for heading to more distant tourist attractions and summits.

The popular visitor attraction named Kubo is certainly worth the attention of kids. It is almost 2.5 m tall an iron bear from Trebišov, weighing over 350 kg. Its eyes are made of semi-precious stones and you are better to watch out for it has really sharp teeth! However, it is not an only bear in Hrebienok. On the nearby meadow Dolná lúka, ten other bears have recently been added up. If you feel like it you can even rest on them.

In Hrebienok the annual ice carving and ice sculpting championship is held during winter. Thanks to the skilled craftsmen and architects the unique ice church – the Tatra Dome – has become a highlight of a winter season far and wide.