Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine

the history of salt mining in Wieliczka reaches the 13th century, and the site is the oldest active mine in the world.

Salzbergwerk in Wieliczka850

The mine presents all phases of mining technology development in individual historical periods.

The mine spreads on 9 levels, includes 2040 chambers and 360 km of galleries creating a mysterious labyrinth.

Unique altars, monuments and entire underground chapels are carved in salt together with low reliefs and chandeliers which move the guests to an extraordinary, fairy-tale world.

In the mine, there is an underground post office, a restaurant, a cinema, as well as a sanatorium in which allergy and asthma are treated. Concerts, performances, balls take place there.

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