Hotel Galicja

Dembowskiego 20, Wieliczka, Southern Poland, 32-020, Poland | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Wieliczka

Day 7 - Salt Mines

A travel blog entry by wjtoh

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Krakow was the next destination which resides in southern Poland. Within the metropolitan area lies the town of Wieliczka and under this town is the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the world's oldest operating salt mines. It is now a major tourist destination, operating a tour through the depths of the mines. A local guide brought us through the whole mine journey which we are required to walk quite a bit. The ...

Salt Mines

A travel blog entry by maryandjeff

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... is still used each week for Catholic masses (people descend into the mine by elevator – avoiding the 380 steps and long kilometer walks that we took to come here). Walking around the Chapel, the room looks like any church I have visited where the interior is made out of wood, stone or marble. However everything in this church is made out of salt – the altarpieces, chandeliers, sculptures and wall paneling – salt, salt, and more salt. The ...

Salt mine

A travel blog entry by ludtjes

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We continued our exploration under the earth (see earlier posting on Unter Tage) by visiting the salt mine in Wieliczka. Less claustrophobic than the earlier mines we visited despite its over 300 meter depth, due to the spacious chambers that were dug out.
We entered a real underground world, with chapels, churches, statues and art, that almost made ...

Down in the salt mines

A travel blog entry by evanvanderploeg

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... by a miner who later on attended art school, so not 100% amateur.

The deepest we got in the mines was about 135 metres, however, the mines go much deeper. To take us away from all of this good air in the deep mine was the miner’s lift (lucky we didn’t have to take the stairs). We were told that the lift goes at 4 metres per second and it only fits 9 people. Both facts were very true, well, we can only guess at the speed but it was quick. When we were told ...

Podgorze and Kazimierz

A travel blog entry by ddanska

... open even thought the holiday was about Catholic things. Wrong! At least, three of the five synagogues were closed. We did get to see the High Synagogue, which had a poignant photo exhibit of about six families---pictures taken during the inter-war period and then their fates during the war. Many died in the Holocaust, but always someone survived to tell the ...

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