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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
 
Salt Mine Guides Tour in Wieliczka - Krakow
"Your trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine will begin in the city centre or at your hotel in Krakow. Wieliczka is only a short distance 10km away from Kraków.After a 30 minutes’ drive you will be there to begin your 2.5-hour wonder through the network of underground tunnels and labyrinths.You’ll have to take approximately 360 steps down to the mine. Down in the mine there is legends and many interesting facts about the mine.""""The salt mine in Wieliczka is famous for being Europe’s oldest salt mine which has been operating for at least 700 years. Wieliczka’s salt mine is a unique tourist attraction and is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List (listed among the twelve top sites). Get lost with wonder as you make your way through the labyrinth of tunnels
From EUR40.00
 
Auschwitz- Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine in One Day
"Oświęcim is a town located some 50 kilometers west of Krakow in turn known as a place of martyrdom suffering and death of millions of lives it's a grim witness to history. The concentration camp Auschwitz - Birkenau also a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular place in the vicinity of Krakow.Wieliczka is one of the most beautiful places in close proximity to the city. The famous UNESCO World Heritage Site
From EUR65.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Wieliczka

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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68maciek
Jan 19, 2006

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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matcrazy1
Dec 28, 2002

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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matcrazy1
Dec 28, 2002

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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matcrazy1
Dec 28, 2002

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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matcrazy1
Dec 28, 2002

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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matcrazy1
Dec 28, 2002
 
 
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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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matcrazy1
Dec 28, 2002

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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matcrazy1
Dec 28, 2002

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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matcrazy1
Dec 28, 2002

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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matcrazy1
Dec 28, 2002

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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matcrazy1
Dec 28, 2002

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Top Things to Do in Wieliczka

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Wieliczka Salt Mine

A visit to the salt mine is a must, but beware that you will be climbing approx 800 stairs and be walking about 3 km in tunnels. Do not despair, I have a very bad knee and have done this three times...
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Wieliczka Salt Mine - St Kinga Chapel

This is truly an amazing sight, and for me (and I imagine most visitors) was the highlight of the tour. A huge chapel (over 50 metres long and 15 metres wide), carved out of salt over 100 metres...
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Wieliczka Salt Mine - Casimir the Great Chamber

. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is indebted to King of Poland Kazimierz Wielki (Casimir the Great 1310-1370) for very much. He edited first miner's law acts, gave much royal money for the mine and...
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Wieliczka Salt Mine - Holy Cross Chapel

Located at Upper Level II and 91.0 metres underground, the HOLY CROSS CHAPEL was created to dedicate the saving of the mine from a catastrophic leak in the mid 19th century. The altar is located in a...
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Wieliczka

The Wieliczka place is not only the place of salt mine, but also a beautiful small city to walk around. The places to visit here are nice small parks, a few old churches, some historical buildings...
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