Grand Sal Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Sal Hotel Wieliczka
a bit far from Krakow
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... with descending nearly fifty flights of staircases deep into the ground, and we descended about 150m initially. The descending process was rather claustrophobic and looking down you see just a dark, endless void. After around 10 minutes of descending we are led through a series of passageways. Many sculptures can be seen in the mines, and there are also salt statues of some famous popes. Amazingly enough ...
... got in the back car which didn't have a ticket machine. (Note to travellers, if you don't have your ticket already go in the front car, not all the back cars have the machines) And after they got on, so did the inspectors, so when he promptly asked them for their tickets, which they didn't have yet, he asked for the fine of 150 Zloty, ($50CAD) they got off the tram and waited an hour and a half for police to show up, ...
... a little dull, but how exciting can you make a tour that's mainly about killing jews? Anyway it was nice to get some real truths about what kind of guy Schindler really was and the possibility he actually wasn't as good as he is portrayed nowadays....
Krakow city centre is very small, basically it's a nice market square and then a couple of other little bits dotted around all over the rest of the city, but in my opinion if you see the ...
... carved once the area was mined and cleared out. The miners always carved small chapels within the mines for a place to pray and take comfort in. The Chapel St. Kinga is by far the largest chapel within this salt mine.
We made our way back up to the top (by this point I was feeling a bit claustrophobic) taking the elevator in the Danilowicz shaft from the 3rd level at a depth of 135 meters. It was good to be outside in the open and out of the ...
... that here serious business was done over 700 years: digging up the so precious salt. Artists were amateurs that cut statues out of salt in their spare time. The results, nevertheless, stunningly beautiful. And, by the way, a healthy exercise too: inhaling the salt air is supposed to be good for the respiratory system (compare with the German ...