Recently, more and more people are visiting the Salt Mine in Wieliczka. It is a very popular place on the tourist map of Poland. In particular, many tourists visiting Krakow come to this place. So what can you visit in the Wieliczka Salt Mine?
One of the most beautiful salt mines
Krakow is a historic city with many tourist attractions. The Krakow market known in Europe, the historic Kazimierz district, or the large number of cultural places, theaters, concert halls and other makes tourism develop here at an alarming rate. But to discover the secrets of these lands it is worth going to nearby Wieliczka. There is a popular salt mine that attracts tourists from around the world.
The name of the mine is derived from the name of the town located near Krakow. From the 13th century to the end of the Bar Confederation, the salt mine together with Bochnia was part of the so-called Cracow Saltworks. The salts mined in the Wieliczka mine come from the Miocene. The year 1976 turned out to be a breakthrough, when the mine was officially entered in the register of monuments, and less than two years later entered by the prestigious UNESCO organization on the first world heritage list. This ushered in the era of extensive tourism that continues to this day.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine has 9 levels. The first of these is called Bono and reaches 64 m deep, while the last one is at a depth of 327 m. An important advantage of the mine is the microclimate which consists of high humidity together with an increased content of sodium chloride.