Starting 8 June, Poland’s spectacular salt mine is reopening to visitors after the temporary closure due to the pandemic.
Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most popular attractions in Poland, it was placed on the original list of UNESCO World Heritage in 1978. Together with its neighboring Bochnia is one of the oldest salt mines in the world. They are also one of the oldest running companies.
You can take a walk through some of the 20 large chambers of the three-kilometer-long sightseeing route. The chambers accessible to visitors include a 3.5-kilometers section located from 64 to 135 meters below ground level and the last reaches out to the depth of 327 meters. The oldest localized part of the mine is the Goryszowski Shaft from the second half of the 13th century. Is has been running continuously since the Middle Ages and is still used today.
Every year about a million tourists from all over the world visit the famous Wieliczka Salt mine to admire the historical chambers hewn from the living rock salt, as well as salt sculptures, brine lakes, and underground chapels.
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