Poland: Wieliczka Mine
Discover the secrets of the underground world at Wieliczka Mine in Poland, which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe.
You will admire landscapes that can’t be found anywhere on the surface, such as saline lakes and beautiful underground chambers, including the unique St Kinga’s Chapel. The salt sculptures and reliefs in St Kinga’s Chapel, created by miners working underground, are a permanent feature of the Tourist Route. The glow of crystal chandeliers, the beautiful salt floor and the details, each of which is a small work of art, complete the unique atmosphere of this place.
You will also learn about old mining tools and machines and the methods of salt extraction and transport used in the past and present.
The mine is so huge that you can visit only 2% of the salt labyrinth. It is worth bearing in mind that there are more than 800 steps to climb and the whole length of the route is 3,5km. The average temperature in the mine is 17–18°C, so it is not too cold and the average tour time is 2 hours. The maximum depth you will reach is 135m below the surface!