Motel Na Wierzynka
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
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... 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.
... underground. It is hard to believe but just about everything in the mine is made from either salt or wood. The stone floor is actually salt. The walls are salt. The stairs are salt. Ask Adam.. He will confirm this... He did lick a wall after all. Our guide was funny and informative as he told us the legend of princess Kinga bringing the salt from Hungary to Poland. A theory he laughingly dismissed. As he led us through almost 3 Kms of ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... two bedrooms with two double beds, two single beds as well as a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower, nice! Time for shower as we hadn’t had one since yesterday morning and Budapest was really hot, Krakow weather was luckily much cooler but it was still quite humid.
Having heard about the salt mines in Poland but not having a real idea where they were, we thought we would not see them but it turns out they are really close to Krakow. So ...