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The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is one of the most valuable monuments of material and spiritual culture in Poland. Each year it is visited by more than one million tourists from all over the world.
It is also a world class monument, featuring among twelve objects on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.Today, the ...
... methan gas, and in order to stabilize the mine they used lots of wood.
Salt was sold and made the region around Krakow rich. The income from the salt financed the castle Wavel in Krakow and the city wall.
In the salt mine are a lot of chapels where the workers prayed in order to survive the day and work. The jobs were paid well.
Still I would not have been able to work there and these men have my uttermost respect.
... Back at the hostel, I was ecstatic about my second flower, now knowing it was for a far better reason than for just being sick. I thought about what I was going to do with my second flower, I decided on giving it to the front desk lady to make sure she had a flower on Woman's Day! This whole country recognized this day in such a fantastic way! Happy Woman's Day to all the amazing women out there!!! ...
... it this afternoon and again, it left us speechless. We were taken into an ancient salt mine that has mined salt since the early 1500's. I cannot imagine living in that time and working in a place like that. The mine is not operational these days but it was the most amazing thing to see. The tour was for 3 hours, a lot of walking through massive chambers that have been dug out by pick centuries ago. We paid to take photos ...
... at the wrong time. The standing room was 1 meter by 1 meter, windowless, with a door that went up to my waist. As many as 5 people were squished in there over night, forced to stand till morning. We were able to enter the gas chamber, first walking through the undressing room, and then through the gas chamber itself. Every few meters there is a square hole in the ceiling, where they poured in the gas. In the next room was the crematorium. This whole building ...