Wieliczka Salt Mine

A historical unusual museum in Poland.

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Summary

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in southern Poland and excavated from the 13th century, has been producing table salt continuously since then. Its attractions include the shafts and passageways, an underground lake, four chapels and numerous statues carved by miners out of the rock salt.

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Reasons to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • It is an official Polish Historic Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Its attractions include the shafts and labyrinthine passageways, displays of historic salt-mining technology.
  • There are an underground lake, four chapels and numerous statues carved by miners out of the rock salt, and more recent sculptures by contemporary artists.
  • There is a chapel, and a reception room that is used for private functions, including weddings.

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Why is Wieliczka Salt Mine worth visiting?
  • It is an official Polish Historic Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Its attractions include the shafts and labyrinthine passageways, displays of historic salt-mining technology.
  • There are an underground lake, four chapels and numerous statues carved by miners out of the rock salt, and more recent sculptures by contemporary artists.
  • There is a chapel, and a reception room that is used for private functions, including weddings.
What other places worth visiting when traveling to Wieliczka Salt Mine?
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  • Zakopane
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  • Niedzica Castle
  • Morskie Oko
  • Zywiec Brewery Museum
  • Tropsztyn Castle
  • Ogrodzieniec Castle
  • Pszczyna
  • Ojcowski National Park
  • Silesian Beskids Landscape Park
  • Bobolice Castle
  • Lake Czorsztynskie
  • Będzin Castle