Grand Sal

Park Kingi 7, Wieliczka, 32-020, Poland
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Road map of Wieliczka

by kleinc

In order to locate addresses in Wieliczka, I am looking for a map with or without streets names.

Re: Road map of Wieliczka

by bahnman

on the bootom you will find links to other languages
and Wieliczka is a really great place - there is one of the oldest Salt Mines in Europe, and for shure the most beautiful!

Travel Tips for Wieliczka

700-year-old salt mine

by matcrazy1

The Cracow Salt-Works Museum, the most important mining museum in Europe, is located in the original underground excavations of the 700-year-old salt mine in Wieliczka, which was placed in 1978 by UNESCO on the first List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

Opening hours:
everyday 8am - 4pm 16 October - 15 April;
everyday 7.30am - 6.30pm 16 April - 15 October.

You can visits only with tourist guide. The Mine may be visited only with the guide in groups not exceeding 35 persons per one guide.
You can choose guide who can speak one of the following languages: english, german, french, spanish, dutch, russian, italian, serbian and croatian, japanese, ukrainian. Due to booking requirements, in case of groups, the date and time of arrival should be arranged beforehand on the phone with the Department of Tourism: phone: +48 12 278-73-02, +48 12 278-73-66, fax: +48 12 278-73-33, email: Groups not registered in advanced will be allowed only on availability of guides and visiting space. Larger parties must divide into smaller groups of not more than 35 people.

INDIVIDUAL TOURISTS are allowed into the mine regularly, therefore there is NO need to make earlier reservations. In case of individual tourists, the maximum waiting time for an appropriate number of persons to gather is 60 minutes.
Tickets are available from the Ticket Offices of the "Wieliczka" Salt Mine situated in the building of Danilowicz Shaft Top.
Feel heartily encouraged to visit the Mine in autumn or winter when the number of tourists is lower.

Tour tickets for individual tourists:
- standard rate: 35 PLN
- concessions: 25 PLN
- photographing permit: 8 PLN
- filming permit: 13 PLN

MORE info
in English:
in German:
. Wieliczka Salt mine.

The Chapel of the Blessed Kinga

by matcrazy1

The largest of the chapels, the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, is located 101 meters (331 ft) below the surface, it is over 50 meters (164 ft) long, 15 meters (49 ft) wide, 12 meters (39 ft) high, with a volume of 10,000 cubic meters (13,080 cubic yards).

Legend of Queen Kinga

by matcrazy1

King of Poland Boleslav the Shy became engaged to be married with blessed Kinga in 1238. Kinga (vel Kunegunda) was daughter of Bela IV - king of Hungary. Leaving Hungary for Krakow (capitol of Poland that time) she didn't want to ask her father to give her any dowry in gold or silver. Instead of it she asked him to give her something which could serve either rich and poor people. Bela IV agreed, gave her wedding-ring and Kinga married Boleslav the Shy. After coming to Krakow she asked to dig the earth in Wieliczka and the salt was found there and - according to the legend - the queen's wedding-ring was found in the first rock of salt.

The above legend was an inspiration for miner-sculpturer Mieczyslaw Kluska. He carved natural size statues illustrating the legend in salt rocks.

The salt-works are 3500 years old

by matcrazy1

The archeologic excavations revealed salt-works from the Neolithic period ca 3500 years ago in Wieliczka. They extracted salt from superficial salt-waters.
You can see reconstructed salt-works in the big and very detailed model.

Btw do you like such houses? I wander have they got any fire-brigades that time? he?

Need to take jacket

by Raimix

Jacket should be must-take thing to the salt mine. Temperature inside salt mine is pnly about +13 degress (so, imagine, when you go to it from outside +30 temperature). What is more, in some places where are no condition, salt is melting and dropping down. Later this salt cristalise and it is white dots on clothes (not dangerous, but just to say it).


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