A trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine is a great chance to look into the depths of the Earth, combined with a hands-on experience of history of mining. Wieliczka Salt Mine is the only mine that has been working constantly since the Middle Ages and its architecture illustrates all the stages of development in mining techniques in particular periods of history. Thanks to this it completely merits a place on the UNESCO list.
“Magnificent chambers chiselled out in rock salt. Amazing underground saline lakes, majestic timber constructions and unique statues sculpted in salt. Almost 3 kilometres of meandering corridors, 800 steps to climb of which 350 have to be descended to reach the depth of 135 meters underground. Thus it is no surprise that till now, the Tourist Route, the main visiting route of the mine has been visited by 40,000,000 tourists from around the whole world in search of adventures.” – As it can be read on the Mine’s website.