Grand Sal Hotel

Park Kingi 7, Wieliczka, Southern Poland, 32-020, Poland | 4 star hotel
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Sal Hotel Wieliczka

    Reviewed by joannecheuk

    Quite place

    Reviewed Sep 29, 2011
    by (8 reviews) Hong Kong , China Flag of China

    a bit far from Krakow

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Sal Hotel Wieliczka

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Wieliczka

    Day 7 - Salt Mines

    A travel blog entry by wjtoh on Dec 16, 2013

    4 photos

    ... 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 Crack Down on Krakow

    A travel blog entry by lindsay.n.sarah on Sep 29, 2012

    42 photos

    ... 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 ...

    Salt Mines

    A travel blog entry by maryandjeff on Aug 24, 2012

    28 photos

    ... 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 ...

    Salt mine

    A travel blog entry by ludtjes on Jul 16, 2012

    4 photos

    ... 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 ...

    Down in the salt mines

    A travel blog entry by evanvanderploeg on Jul 06, 2012

    2 comments, 14 photos

    ... 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 ...