The Wieliczka Salt Mine, just outside of Krakow, Poland. It continuously produced table salt from the 13th century until 2007. - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com
"Twenty-One Balloons" -- Chapter 5 - Polish Salt Mines - Wieliczka Salt Mine and Museum, Poland. World Heritage. - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com
The Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow, Poland, has been mined continuously since the Middle Ages and miners have carved elaborate underground rooms and intricate sculptures within the Miocene salt. There is a gigantic subterannean cathedral carved entirely from salt including the floor, walls and decorations, with even the glowing chandeliers being made from salt crystals.
Poland’s largest tourist attraction, sits 100 meters below the ground. And it’s huge. Beyond the tourist route, its actual depth is 327 meters and is almost 300 kms long. Work began in the salt mine in the 13th century, and it provided table salt up until just 6 years ago. ~ Click the photo to find out how to visit and photograph the underground Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland!
A photo of one of the chambers inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine. The mine is often referred to as "the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland", and continuously produced table salt from the 13th century until 2007 .
Krakow Combo: Full-Day Tour of Salt Mine and Auschwitz Museum Experience two UNESCO-listed attractions on a full-day combo tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow. Descend to the underground world of the Wieliczka Salt Mines and follow a guide through the mine’s tunnels and chambers to discover the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga. Then, discover an important piece of World War II history on a trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Explore the former Nazi concentration ...