Visit one of the largest underground mining museums, which used to extract 'white gold'. Today, Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most precious and fascinating Polish attractions.
Enter this wonderful salt city! The underground labyrinth stretches over 9 levels at 64 to 327 meters below the surface of the earth. Nearly 2,400 chambers are connected with sidewalks to make a total length of 245km. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established as early as at the turn of the 19th century and a couple of decades later in 1978, the salt mine was even declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The underground trail leads through numerous drifts, galleries and chambers, where traces of mining activity have been preserved, as well as examples of sacred art, and theme compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends.
Wieliczka is the world's largest mining heritage museum and has a vast collection of unique pieces of mining equipment that reflects the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today. The microclimate of the mine has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies. The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to a depth of 64 meters. You will be led through a number of chambers and will get to see the amazing underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. The trip finishes at a level of 135 meters below the surface and at the end of the tour, you will return to the surface by lift.