The Salt Mine


Legend has it that St. Kinga stopped to rest during the trip. At night they heard crackles and bangs from the earth, so St.Kinga ordered to dig a pit. They came across a lump of salt, which after crushing, they found the Kinga's ring, thrown by her in Hungary to the salt mines. They thought it was a gift from God for Polish.

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Historical sources argue that the origins of life date back to the Neolithic era middle (3 thousand. Years BC), and it is documented by numerous archaeological finds.

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Something about...

Wieliczka Salt Mine has 9 levels, the first of which extends to a depth of 64 meters, while the latter lies 327 meters below the surface of the Earth. Underground Tourist Route Wieliczka Salt Mine was founded at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. About a million tourists a year visits approx. 3 km route consisting of 20 chambers.


The Salt Mine in Wieliczka was inscribed by UNESCO on the first UNESCO World Heritage and is considered one of the seven wonders of the Polish.

No wonder, because the sculptures, chapels and salt chambers are breathtaking every tourist.

Wieliczka is a real Polish miracle!