Wieliczka Salt Mine

inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine

inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine

inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine

inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine

inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
The Salt Mine in Wieliczka is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located close to Krakow. It was one of the world's oldest operating salt mines.

It reaches down to a depth of 327 meters and is over 300 km long. To enter the mine visitors have to descend the stairs with 380 steps. Going up is more easy, here you can use the lift that brings you back up from a depth of 135 m.

The walk in the salt mine is 3,5 km long and will show you chapels cut in salt, underground lakes and many sculptures from salt. The salt mine is a must see when you are in Krakow.





Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We are a family of 5 from Belgium. We love travelling and discovering new places in Europe. I hope we can inspire you for your holiday in Europe. Have a look at our destinations so far and feel free to ask any additional info of the places we visited.

5 comments:

Nicole said...

That looks like an interesting place!
I've never been in a Salt mine.

Dori said...

Your photos gorgeous and so interesting. They are definitely beautiful places.

Dori

GMG said...

Hi Juka! 2008.08.08 is a great day for Blogtrotter. So, before I start commemorating, let me just tell you how much I appreciate your comments on my blogs! Thanks a lot!
Beautiful reportage! I was thinking of making a short tour to Warsaw and Krakow, but as I've only 6 days for it I'm not sure it will be enough... What's your opinion?
Loved to see the Zakopane pictures. Stunning!
Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

momjeansblogger said...

That is amazing! Thanks for sharing such great pictures!

husna said...

good photos