Salt mine in Wieliczka (To the Soli Wieliczka | Wieliczka Salt Mine)

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Wieliczka Salt Mine - is well-known occurrence of rocky salt in Wieliczka near Krakow. The village is famous for its salt mines in the Middle Ages, and the income from the sales of salt was one third of the state treasury. The salt mine in Wieliczka had been developing for seven centuries, from XIII to XX. The works at the mine give an idea about the technology and methods of salt mining over the centuries of their development. Remarkably, all 700 years of mining the mining of salt was continuously conducted.
Since 1978, the mine in Wieliczka was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Currently, the mine is the salt museum, which attracts tourists. The first visitors entered the mine in XV century were privileged persons who wanted to learn more about salt mining. At present, the old mine is visited by over 1.2 million people.
The total length of the shaft is more than 200 km. Salt deposits are found at the depth ranging from 57 to 198 meters - only seven underground levels. Only 3,5 km of the distance are opened for tourists, but here you can get a detailed information on how the developing of mining technology and processing salt with over time. Wieliczka Salt Mine is a real underworld with dozens of rooms (chambers) located at different depths. Wide streets are safe for walking. For the interest of tourists sculptures and other interesting objects were brought to the underground mines. There is even a chapel.
Address: Jana Mikołaja Daniłowicza 10, Krakow
49.983719700231/20.055623597783
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  • zhekaby, 15-09-2013

    Лучше брать свои наушники для аудиогида.

  • Evgeniya, 27-07-2013

    Вход 75 zl на человека экскурсии на русском в 11.00, 14.10 и 16.10, советую и в музей сходить!

  • Anna, 20-05-2013

    Не советую ехать с организованной экскурсией- с жд вокзала есть электричка за пару злотых до Велички, ходит часто, такси в разы! дороже. Городок маленький, с вокзала 10 мин. по указателям до места

  • Stepan, 11-05-2013

    Wieliczka Salt Mine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Yana, 01-05-2013

    Мы ишли с поляками . Нехотели платить за русский дополнительно. Там и так все понятно . Темболее польский простой язык ;)

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