Ždiar ( German dawn, Hungarian Zár - to 1902 Zsdjár, Polish Ździar ) is a five-kilometer municipality in eastern Slovakia, northeast of the High Tatras near the Polish border.

The mountain farmers and resort ( in winter skiing destination ) is in a verlaufendem from west to east valley of the brook Biely ( German Beler Bach) is traversed, between the Belianske / Belianske Tatry in the south and the western part of Spis Magura in north. At the site passes a main road that connects the city with Spisská Bela Nowy Targ / Zakopane in Poland. The neighboring town in the West is Tatranská Javorina and to the southeast part of the municipality of the city Tatranská Kotlina High Tatras.

The territory of the later church was settled in the 16th century by loggers and is mentioned in 1590 for the first time. It was not until the early 17th century was the real community here. In this Wallachian law ( jus Valachorum ) was applied ( in Slovakia there was by settlements, who used local (common ) law, including settlements that used German or Wallachian law).

From 1947 to 1960 she was part of the then existing in another form community Vysoke Tatry, its neighbor Tatranská Javorina was incorporated from 1947 to 1993.

The inhabitants devoted themselves earlier mainly pasture farming, towards the end of the 19th century was renting out rooms to tourists and recreation seekers to do so. The forestry has played a significant role in the area; the removal of the wood was provided by a cable car, which led from Podspády about Ždiar after Lendak.

In the resort - especially in the districts Antošovský vrch and Blaščatská dolina - there are several old house types that represent a national culture monument, for example, on all four sides enclosed courtyards and block houses with ornaments and strong goralischem impact.

Small sights are a Roman Catholic church of 1831, a chapel from 1797 ( Saint Anne consecrated ) and a chapel from 1811.

In the summer of each year, the " Goralisches folklore festival " instead ( Goralské folklórne slávnosti ) show at the Polish and Slovak groups dances, songs and other cultural gorals the ethnic group.