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

4 photos

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 ...

Day 14 - Krakow, Poland *C

A travel blog entry by byrneymack on Nov 04, 2013

3 comments, 29 photos

... even told to hang their clothes up and remember were you placed them so that they could grab them on the way out. They then passed through to the next room to be showered. The nazis had installed fake shower heads to give the impression that it actually had shower facilities, this was not the case. The doors were locked behind them and through two square cut outs in the roof, the lethal gas was dropped. The Jews now knew that death was imminent. The screams and cries would last for ...

Krakow, Auschwitz and a wander across the border!

A travel blog entry by nickyandian on Nov 14, 2012

... tower, at which every hour a trumpeter plays from the top window to tell the town that another hour has passed. The tour went for 2.5 hours and ended at the Castle. An old legend says that a Dragon used to live under the Castle, and there is now a fire-breathing statue along the Castle footpath to symbolise this.

That afternoon we caught a bus to the Wieliczka Salt Mines. You can only visit these mines on a tour and luckily English tours ran constantly. We ...

Salt Mines

A travel blog entry by maryandjeff on Aug 24, 2012

28 photos

... 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 ...

Too Much Adventure!

A travel blog entry by bookiemama on Jul 18, 2012

2 comments, 3 photos

... 81-year old mother run through an airport and we still had missed our flight!

Luckily for us, a few more people arrived that were supposed to be on the same flight (which was still about 15 minutes from its departure time) They arranged a bus for us and drove us out to the tarmac. All else was smooth for that flight, our luggage made it to Krakow as well, and we found a very long, crowded, local bus (although it was not the bus to the train that we ...