Galant Hotel

Address: ul Niepolomska 16, Wieliczka, Southern Poland, Poland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Wieliczka

Day 7 - Salt Mines

A travel blog entry by wjtoh on Dec 16, 2013

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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 ...

Krakow

A travel blog entry by brucewarnes on May 07, 2013

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... definitely the favourite beer we had in Krakow. Tried to go for authentic food, the black pudding was amazing - a mince style dish, heavy on the onions and garlic. Delicious. Other people sampled Sauerkraut soup, hunters stew (with unspecified game meat), potato cakes, goulash. Think we went back there four, maybe five times during our stay. The prices were also great value with all our main dishes costing between £3 and £8. Beers were about ...

Polaxed Poland

A travel blog entry by bwatt28 on Sep 24, 2012

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... pack :-(. Next day we went to the concentration camps auschwitz and berkinau which was a very sad day. Saw rooms full of hair (over 5 tonnes) used to make socks for German submariners. Rooms full of shoes and suitcases of lost souls. Seeing the little kids shoes was pretty tough. Who knows what they could have contributed to the world if they'd been given a chance. That night we hit the town and discovered this really cool bar with super cheap ...

Salt Mines

A travel blog entry by maryandjeff on Aug 24, 2012

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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 on Jul 16, 2012

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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 ...