How to Visit Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow

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A Visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine is among the oldest places in the world that shows mining techniques from the 13th to the 20th century. The Tourist Route offers travelers an into the rooms carved in salt with amazing statues and mining activities.

The tour lasts about four hours and can be done in English and Spanish. The trip starts from the Regis Well, with the master miner overseeing the expedition. We learned to transport salt and explore unknown chambers. We became new miners!

Fun Facts about the Wieliczka Salt Mine

– It has more than 1 million visitors annually. – It has more galleries, halls, and lagoons. – The maximum depth is 327 meters. – The Tourist Route only covers   135 meters of the mine. – Women were not allowed to enter the mine because they brought bad luck! – There is a spa called Kinga Physiotherapy Hospital. – You can suck the walls of the mine.

The St Kinga’s Chapel

The chapel is wheelchair accessible. You can find the most striking chandelier and Pope John Paul II statue made from salt! But you need to pay an extra fee if you want to take a picture in this room.

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