Wieliczka Salt Mines
The Wieliczka Salt Mines is a national treasure of Poland and has been compared by several travel commentators as comparable to the Great Pyramids of Egypt. And rightly so as the labyrinth of subterranean tunnels are like nothing you have ever seen before.
Venture along the passages and you will discover giant caverns, underground lakes and chapels with sculpture made from salt crystals. The mines date back more than 900 years when salt was as great a commodity in medieval times as oil is in the modern world.
The ingenuity of ancient mining techniques have both baffled and charmed historians and the unique acoustics make for a remarkable musical experience.
The UNESCO World Heritage site takes visitors to depths of 135 metres below ground and gives you the opportunity to explore 2km of tunnels in what is regarded as the world´s largest mining museum.
Situated 10km outside from the city centre it is easily reached by public transport.
Peter from Germany
Posted on 20-06-2015
Amazing, stunning place! First time in my live seen something like this! A bit cold, though :) But still, my full recommendation.
Anna from Great Britain
Posted on 03-03-2015
This place was just stunning! Never seen anything like this... How can something so precise and beautiful be made out of salt? Strongly reccommend, but it should be mentioned, that it is a bit cold there, underground. But still.. the chamber made all of salt! Loved it.
Victor H. from Newark
Posted on 07-12-2014
One of must-sees in Krakow. Amazing place, though a bit too salty ;)