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    Entrance of the mine

    by ThiagoRamos Updated Aug 16, 2006

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    Entrance of the mine
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    Favorite thing: This is the entrance of the mine. When you arrive, it´s just an ordinary building. But it looks SO BEAUTIFUL when you leave the mine and meet the sunlight again!!!

    I can´t imagine how it was to work in a mine the whole day...

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    A Close-up...

    by coceng Updated Apr 29, 2004

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    Favorite thing: This is a close-up of one of the chandeliers...Very stunning ! I'm so happy that my photo turns out this good of something that I really love !
    Can anybody guess if the fire on the candles are real fire or electric...??
    I really want this candelier to be hanging down from my ceiling...
    The answer is...be there !

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    My Favourite Sight !

    by coceng Updated Apr 29, 2004

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    Favorite thing: My favourite sight is certainly the chandeliers ! They look really nice & thinking that they were made by salt intrigue me so much more !
    There are many hanging in the church inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

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    700-year-old salt mine

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    UNDERGROUND  SALT-WORKS  MUSEUM
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    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: turystyka@kopalnia.pl. 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:
    www.wieliczka.com.pl/english/info.htm
    in German:
    www.wieliczka.com.pl/deutsche/info.htm
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    Fondest memory: Wieliczka Salt mine.

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    Underground lakes and ponds

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    UNDERGROUND  WEIMAR  LAKE

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    In the mine you can explore the subterranean world of labyrinthine passages, giant caverns, and underground lakes.
    There are lakes Bessel, lake Weimar and ponds in the chambers of Erazm Baracz and Jozef Pilsudski.
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    Underground world

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    UNDERGROUND  TOURIST  ROUTE

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    Today visitors walk underground for about 2,000 m in the oldest part of the salt mine, which takes two hours or so. Nine centuries of mining in Wieliczka produced a total of some 200 kilometers of passages as well as 2,040 caverns of varied size.

    One traveled Frenchman once observed that it was no less magnificent than the Egyptian pyramids. Millions of visitors, the crowned heads and such celebrities as Goethe and Sarah Bemhardt among them, have appeared to share his enthusiasm when exploring the subterranean world of labyrinthine passages, giant caverns, underground lakes and chapels with sculptures in the crystalline salt and rich ornamentation carved in the salt rock.
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    Chandeliers made of salt

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    CHANDELIER  MADE  OF  SALT

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    There are a few big chandeliers made of salt in the salt mine. Their light makes a very mysterious atmosphere in the underground.

    This one on the picture is located in the Blessed Kinga Chapel.

    The electric light was established in the mine for the first time in former Panzerberg II chamber in 1918. Miners worked by candles and torch-lights then by oil lamps before.
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    The Chapel of the Blessed Kinga

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    THE  CHAPEL  OF  THE   BLESSED  KINGA

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    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).
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    Salt mine facts

    by deeper_blue Written Jan 6, 2008

    Favorite thing: The famous salt mine is huge. It is 327 metres deep and is over 300km long. The temperature is a fairly constant of about 15 degrees C all year round.

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    Underground sanatorium

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    UNDERGROUND  SANATORIUM

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    The Wieliczka Salt Mine also has a number of special purpose chambers such as a sanatorium some 210 m deep for people suffering from respiratory ailments (asthma and allergy).
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    Underground churches, chapels and altars

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    UNDERGROUND  CHAPEL

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    The mine contains many underground churches, chapels and altars with sculptures in the crystalline salt and rich ornamentation carved in the salt rock.
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    Underground train

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    UNDERGROUND  TRAIN

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    You can see the old underground train for VIPs, I suppose - I mean kings, bishops and so on.
    Unfortunately even if you are VIP you can't ride this train :-).
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    Underground sculptures made of rock salt

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    UNDERGROUND  SCULPTURE  MADE  OF  ROCK  SALT

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    Over the centuries, miners have established a tradition of carving sculptures out of the native rock salt.
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    Underground Museum

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    UNDERGROUND  SALT-WORKS  MUSEUM

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    The Wieliczka Salt Mine also houses an underground museum.
    You will be marveled at the ingenuity of the ancient mining equipment.
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