Hotel Solny

ul Grottgera 27, Wieliczka, Southern Poland, 32 020, Poland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Wieliczka

The Crack Down on Krakow

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

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Krakow was a spur of the moment decision of ours. We wanted to go to Oktoberfest but couldn't find cheap enough accommodations so we had a couple extra days to fill. We both were very interested in seeing a concentration camp because no matter which one you go see they all have such history and powerful stories. We decided because we were close to Poland that we would make the journey to Auschwitz, the largest of all the camps. From our experiences and ...

Salt Mines

A travel blog entry by maryandjeff on Aug 24, 2012

28 photos

... the mine. Despite of our best efforts to sign up with a smaller group, we noticed that our tour group was growing to be about 40 people (not something either one of us wanted to be a part of). We quickly found a French tour group of 7 people and went with them and their tour guide to visit the mines (our time in France was very well spent!).

We initially had to climb down into the mine by staircase (380 steps) to the 1st level of the mine ...

The Wieliczka Salt Mines

A travel blog entry by ruthbarz on Jul 09, 2012

7 photos

... me to follow. Alex is so used to talking to people with accents, he was sometimes the only one reacting to George's jokes. I kept wanting to run ahead to the group in front of us, because their tour guide was British, but they were keeping count in each of the groups.

Everything in the salt mines was made of salt. If you licked your finger, touched the wall, and licked it again, it was really salty. ...

Down in the salt mines

A travel blog entry by evanvanderploeg on Jul 06, 2012

2 comments, 14 photos

... like 10 times more concentrated in the mines so it won’t be as good.

In the mines there’s lots of wooden supports, this is because when wood is exposed to salt it becomes stronger as opposed to metal which corrodes. We even saw some wood that was in the process of being petrified and had salt deposits all over it. We learnt about both the miners and the horses who worked in the mines. Apparently all the miners who worked there were free men and got paid ...

Auschwitz and Birkenau

A travel blog entry by jusandra on May 30, 2012

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... as they were apart from some repairs over the years to roofs etc. The only addition to Birkenau is a memorial which was erected to commemorate all those who perished.

Whereas Auschwitz had rows of buildings with roads and walkways, Birkenau is a very open and desolate area, the sheer size of land it took up is mind blowing. As far as the eye can see there are rows upon rows of chimney stacks which indicate where a building once stood. When ...