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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.
... 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 ...
... were born, or what date it was that they left for the camp. Imagining people packing their lives away in one or two bags with everything that was valuable to them and then when they arrived at the camp, to have their luggage that held their worldly possessions in torn away from them never to be seen by they again. The shoe room was next where you saw not only adult shoes but some of children's. A part that really brought it home was seeing a pair of ...
... 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 ...
... older women were heading to the gas chambers so handing their jewellery and family heirlooms to complete strangers would hopefully keep it out of the hands of the SS.
The two groups would then go their seperate ways, those who were selected to live were taken to be shaved and given camp uniforms the other group were led in the opposite direction. Mothers, children, husbands and wives watching as their loved ones were led away.
The SS built 4 ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool