In the years 1911-1912 Tatrzańskie Towarzystwo Narciarzy (Tatra Skier Association) built a wooden shelter on a moraine in a western part of Kalatówki Alp. After the I World War the building was considerably enlarged and refurbished. During the II World War is served as a magazine, and eventually burned down in 1943.

The present building of the Mountain Hotel Kalatówki designed in an alpine style by Józef Jaworski was also an idea of TTN? and was constructed in an amazingly short time of only 5 months at the end of 1938 to provide infrastructure to organize FIS Skiing World Championships in 1939. During the Nazi occupation – named “Berghaus Krakau” - it served as a guest house for high ranking German officers.

Until now you can still see lot of its original equipment – such as metal lamps, fire place in a bistro or a decorated metal bars in the staircase.

In the years 1959 and 1960 Kalatówki became a place of meetings for the jazz elite. Most famous jazz musicians were taking part in jazz workshops – among the most famous were Krzysztof Komeda, Jerzy „Duduś” Matuszkiewicz, Janusz Muniak, Andrzej Kurylewicz, Zbigniew Namysłowski. For more about jazz meetings go to the bookmark: Events – Jazz Camping Kalatówki.

Kalatówki Mountain Hotel maintains its unique features even in spite of numerous refurbishments and modernizations.


Janusz Konieczniak „Encyklopedia schronisk tatrzańskich” Oficyna Wydawnicza „Wierchy” Centralnego Ośrodka Turystyki Górskiej PTTK, Kraków, 2010.