Hotel Solny

ul Grottgera 27, Wieliczka, Southern Poland, 32 020, Poland | Hotel
Prices starting from $43.00

Travel Blogs from Wieliczka

Day 7 - Salt Mines

A travel blog entry by wjtoh


... is said to be pollutant-free and good for asthmatic patients. Even though the tour was rather lengthy with roughly 3 kilometers of walking, it only covers 1% of the entire mine, which goes to show the vastness of this salt mine. Thankfully there is a mine elevator to return visitors to the surface, although it was extremely cramped in the elevator with only nine persons allowed per elevator up the surface.


A travel blog entry by andrewclifton


... perfect timing to grab some lunch from one of the cafes.

We lined up just before 2pm and commenced the guides tour.

First up we had to descend 350+ stairs to where the tour guide was waiting for us.

Throughout the tour we ended up going to about 135 meters below the ground, walking through endless corridors and chambers carved from the rock salt.

The tour was very impressive as we walked through corridors that were dug out of the rock salt in ...

Socialistic ideals

A travel blog entry by ludtjes


The communist leaders in Poland found the Krakow population too intellectual and decadent. To oppose this negative attitude they decided to put an example by setting up a steel plant, close to Krakow. No matter that there was no iron earth or energy available in the vicinity, the educational and socialistic principles counted.
And so 'Nova Huta' came ...

Down in the salt mines

A travel blog entry by evanvanderploeg


... our bags and headed off. The castle had some nice grounds and some good views of Krakow. If I sound blasť it is probably because of the number of these town castles we have been to are interesting, however, after awhile they all start to be a bit similar. This of course did not stop Mea from taking many a picture whilst I got directed around getting told to stand here, stand there, face this way (she really enjoys taking photos).

Once we had our fill of photos, we ...

Day 9 - Biking & Salt Mine

A travel blog entry by ramblingroads


... sidewalk, had told us not to turn but his Polish was too much for us. One block later, it was a group decision to turn back.† We threaded our way out of the city and into the countryside. Today's route would take us up a number of "flat" hills but we have learned that the good news about hills is, what goes up, regardless of how slowly, must come down. Down is infinitely more enjoyable that up. At about 12.0 km, the directions said: "Turn Right ...

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