Grand Sal Hotel
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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 ...
... the prisoners were used to build the other concentration camps. During the tour of Auschwitz 1 you were lead around the camp grounds and going from one building to another being told what each building was used for. In one building they had some of the millions of belongings of the prisoners. Starting with the hauntingly huge room filled with all the peoples' hair they cut off the bodies after they were killed in the gas cambers. All the hair was a ...
... 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 ...
... fitted 9 people we thought, oh yeah, but it was standing room only, infact people had to squish together when the doors were opening and closing and everyone was pretty much touching everyone shoulder to shoulder. If there was a large person in the lift, I imagine it would only have fitted 8 people, that’s how squished it was. It was a true miner’s lift, made out of metal and dark, but it delivered us to the surface with ease.
From there it was a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Sal Hotel Wieliczka
a bit far from Krakow
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