Why should we go to the Wieliczka Salt Mine?

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The Salt Mine in Wieliczka is a rich underground world with great historical and industrial value. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, it gives you the chance to discover an extraordinary land unique in the whole world.

A great attraction in Poland

The Wieliczka Salt Mine consists of a network of underground corridors over 300 kilometers long. They are located on nine levels spread from 64 to 327 meters underground. The beginnings of the operation of spontaneous brine outflows in the region date back to 3,000 years BC, but the history of the mine itself dates back to the 13th century. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is located 16 kilometers southeast of Krakow.

The temperature in the mine ranges from 13-16 degrees. This unique climate promotes regeneration and rehabilitation processes, especially of the upper respiratory tract. People who want to experience this climate should go to the chamber entitled Lake Wessel.

A large proportion of tourists visit mines dressed in t-shirts during the summer. It all depends on individual predispositions. There are people for whom getting to know the mine for a period of 2 hours at a temperature of about 13 degrees will be a considerable effort, so it is worth buying a light cover to increase the comfort of visiting.

The tourist route consists of 20 unique chambers located on three levels. They have different character. One of the most important next to Lake Wessel is the Chapel of St. Jan considered one of the most beautiful in Europe because of the wooden interior architecture. For tourists who want entertainment, the Warsaw Chamber was created, which has many attractions such as sporting events, tournaments, concerts and much more. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is a beautiful place where time passes more slowly and visitors are accompanied by a wealth of attractions that will satisfy even the most demanding tourists.