Zakopane has been under the radar in terms of tourist attraction popularity since the Upside Down House or Dom do Góry Nogami was built there. Due to the nice location the town is a fashionable mountain resort. The town and the surrounding areas are perfect for hiking in summer and skiing in winter. People with an artistic nature like poets or painters will definitely like the wooden mountain villas and the landscapes around.
Anyway the most popular landmark is the upside down house in Zakopane. For the tourists who like strolling and chatting with locals it will be pretty easy to find the house, though it is not seen from far away.
You have to have a sense of humor to appreciate this weird building more than other curios visitors. Like the majority of them you may feel dizzy a little or have balance problems when discovering all the rooms of the house. The place is especially funny for children, because they are not completely used to the standards and orders of everyday life the way we are. Anything being in this bizarre house makes you feel disoriented, because everything inside the house including the pictures on the wall and the clock are hung upside down. The sensation of walking on the ceiling is fantastic. The house is not completely furnished and there is a lot of space to walk.
The message of the upside down house in Zakopane is the political and cultural condition of the country, when Poland was in the Soviet Union. So like this house, the entire country seemed to have been turned upside down during that time period, which the Polish consider one of the worst epochs on their history. Thus they built the house to mock at the soviet system they themselves had to obey not that long time ago.
For the visitors who are looking for some place to have a delicious meal, the Baconald bar is a nice place. It’s situated nearby and offers both traditional food, including goat cheese and famous fast food alternatives like burgers.
The only shortcoming about this place is that you cannot avoid the crowds of tourists and enjoy your trip here. The house seems very peaceful and remote in the pictures, but when you get there you find it packed with tourists and every kind of visitors among them even brides and models who simply want to take funny photos of the upside –down house.