The highest peak called Gerlach, at 2,655 m is located north of Poprad. The highest point in Poland, Rysy, at 2,499 m is located south of Zakopane. The Tatras are protected by law by the establishment of National Parks in their territory, with membership in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO.
In my memories are these mountains very often associated with a cult film named ’The Copper Tower’, directed by Martin Holly (1931-2004), and released 44 years ago, in August 1970. It is a bitter comedy about friendship, a balladic story of three friends, whose lives are hit by a femme fatale.