springs at the mouth of Dolina Olczyska is a natural place of living
for many species of amphibians and reptiles.
The place took its name from
salamanders which were numerous here ages ago and were called
“lizards” or “salamanders” (“jaszczury” in Polish)
highlanders. The concept of establishing a center for protection of
amphibians in the place of former thermal pools was established in
2003. The aim of this project was to create conditions closely
replicating the natural ones, in which it will be possible to breed
and observe rare and endangered species of amphibians: salamanders,
newts and frogs, and reptiles: lizards and snakes. An additional very
important aspect was the need for ecological education of society.
educational route consisting of five stops was marked on the site.
More information about the path can be found on the boards and in the
guide issued by the TNP in 2006. Animals
have several artificial reservoirs that look like a natural,
overgrown bog at their disposal. There is a common frog, a common
toad, a yellow-bellied toad, an alpine newt and Carpathian newt, and
a fire salamander.
hours and tickets
resort is open every day during the working hours of a nearby ticket
office. The property is closed during other hours. In the resort,
entrance tickets to the Tatra National Park are applicable.
telephone +48 18 20 233