Galant Hotel

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 ...

The Crack Down on Krakow

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

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... 1, learning about the history of the camp and what had gone on there. There were three Auschwitz camps and we visited two that day. Auschwitz 1 had been a place for the Polish military before the war and therefore was built rather well compared to the other to camps. Auschwitz 2 was the concentration camp that most would recognize from the movies and history books. Mostly Auschwitz 1 was for male prisoners or at least young and strong ...

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 ...

Down in the salt mines

A travel blog entry by evanvanderploeg on Jul 06, 2012

2 comments, 14 photos

... 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 ...


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