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Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
"The tours starts on the Matejko Square situated in Krakow's Old Town. The Journey by bus is expected to last between 35 and 45 minutes (depending on the traffic). The Group will be accompanied by an English speaking tour leader that provides basic inform grab drinks or snacks) the group assembles again and prepares to commence the visit with the professional guide.At the beginning the group has to descend 380 stairs down to the first level of the mine. And then the real fun starts. The guide provides informations about the excavation sites and objects of the 25 kilometres (18 miles) long tourist rout. There are more stairs on the tour. Together with the first staircase there are 820 steps but only 12 up. After just under two hours underground tourists also have a short break in the underground commercial area where you can obtain some unique salt souvenirs. Afterwards the group assembles again in the meeting point and accompanied by t and gets back to the Matejko Square in Krakow."
From EUR33.00
 
Day Trip to Auschwitz Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch
"During the trip you will watch a documentary movie about history of concentration camps in Poland. Firstly You will be taken to Auschwitz I where you will join an English tour – provided by the museum’s guide – for about 2.5 hours. After that we will transfer you to Auschwitz II-Birkenau which is about 2 km away. You will spend there about one hour with the same guide.In a second part of the day you will be transferred to Wieliczka Salt Mine
From EUR70.00
 
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Krakow
"During the trip you will visit one of the oldest working Salt Mines in the World – the Wieliczka’s Salt Mine which has been producing table salt for over 700 years! Your English speaking guide will take you up to 140 meters underground for a 25-hours journey through over 25-kilometres long tourist route full of chambers with amazing carvings and statues and large collection of mining machines and equipment where everything is made of salt. Please note that to reach the first level of the mine (64 metres underground) you have to descent a wooden stairway which has 378 steps. After the tour
From EUR35.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Wieliczka

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Jewish and Protestant heritage places in Wieliczka

Just remind you that Wieliczka was inhabited by significant Jewish minority before the Nazi invasion in WWII.I discovered recently one of the few former Jewish temples (synagoga)here on ul....
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The Crystal Cave (out of the tourist route)

.The Crystal Cave (or rather caves: lower and upper) is a strict reservation area, out of the tourist route. This area was created by nature itself without any human activities.The cave was discovered...
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Passage out of the tourist route

.This underground tunnel - out of the tourist route - leads to Crystal Cave. You must have your own light to go there. And it looks really much more wild and mysterious then any part of the tourist...
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Horn of aurochs

.The Krakow's salt-work manager Boner presented the brotherhood of salt diggers this silver-covered horn of real aurochs. The brotherhood of salt diggers was established in the Middle Ages.Btw what is...
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Carts

.There were various kinds (3 if I remember well) of carts used for salt transportation in the past. The salt rocks or semiproducts (so called "balwans" - cyllinder in shape) were transported to the...
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Old water transportation system

.Water and fire were (water still is) the two calamities for Wieliczka Salt Mine.In the past they built the complete salt-water transportation system made of wooden chutes which carried salt-water to...
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Corals in Wieliczka?

.This coral on the picture derives from warm Myocen Epoch (5-25 mln years ago). Lucky epoch, it seems they haven't any cold winters that time :-). BTW what is coral?Coral is an animal that belongs to...
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Out of the tourist route

.Thanks to good friends I was lucky to visit a few places out of the tourist route. To be honest it's not so easy to give such permission.On the picture you can see the end of the tourist route. . ...
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Death places

.Miners used to sign the place where somebody died (mainly from underground methane explosion or collapse) with Holy Cross on the mine's wall..
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5-25 mln years old cone

.I found a cone imprisoned in salt cone. My guide said that it's the example of flora from Myocene Epoch. I found Myocen was 5mln - 25 mln years ago, a little old cone, isn't it?.
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Strange salt formations

.You can see various strange salt rocky formations along the tourist route (and out of it). They maybe white, green, yellow..
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Things to Do Near Wieliczka

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Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Salt Mine of Wieliczka is one of the most ancient and visited places around Krakow area that you can see. The mine is 300m deep and 300km long, but only 3km of hallways are available to tourists....
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Kosciuszko Mound

Kopiec Kosciuszki (the Kosciuszko Mound, built by the citizens to honour him) is placed on a hill giving a great view on Krakow. The entrance fee is 2,5zl (0,5€) and the way up to the hill and from it...
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Schindler Factory - Museum

On 2 November, it was Chinggis' birthday and it was another sunny day in Krakow. VT member Aurorae, Chinggis and I walked from our accommodation at Nobel Suites to the Oskar Schindler Factory Museum...
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Galicia Jewish Museum

Galicia Jewish Museum is absolute must-see Museum in Krakow. If you can imagine history in combination with great photos - you must visit this Museum. Photos split in interesting contexts, very moving...
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Ethnographic Museum

As I was a newcomer in Poland it seemed to me that a visit to the Ethnographical museum might be a useful thing to do during my visit of Kazimierz. The museum is not much visited what is regrettable...
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Basilica of Corpus Christi

The third most important church of Krakow is the Basilica of Corpus Christi (Kosciol Bozego Ciala) located in the district of Kazimierz. It is a huge structure mainly of bricks whose construction...
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