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Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

From series “The scariest mines in the world”
Lenght: 300 km.

The Polish town of Velichek can boast one of the most mysterious and interesting mines in the world; local residents have managed to turn it into a work of art. This abandoned salt mine has been converted into a museum dedicated to history and culture of the town. The venue was opened in 1978. Currently, this unique cultural center is a landmark of world importance. The museum traces the history of Velichek and the history of mining.

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland Despite the fact that empty corridors of the mines have been arranged and became places of storage of priceless historical artifacts, a walk through the tunnels doesn’t cease to be a frightening and exciting event. Even silence seems frightening there; the atmosphere is complemented by dim lighting and an abundance of shadows casted by antique furniture, huge chandeliers and sculptures represented in some of the halls.

The total length of the tunnel is little less than 300 kilometers, so it’s prohibited to walk there unaccompanied. Thrill seekers can stroll through the corridors of old mines that weren’t spiffed up. Beams supporting ceilings became dilapidated and sometimes completely destroyed over the years, so a walk through the narrow corridors in darkness attracts tourists not less than exploring of amazing exhibits. Next - Salina Turda

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Wieliczka Salt Mine - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Bank Pekao S.A. Bankomat' located in 0.23 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'EuroCar - Wypożyczalnia Samochodów Osobowych i Dostawczych' is located in 1.25 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'G.A. Eton. Gądek A.' in 0.76 km
Supermarket: 'Salem. Sklep spożywczy. Sałabaj J.' in 0.14 km
Parking: 'Parking Sądu Rejonowego' in 0.42 km
Apotheek: 'Apteka' in 0.44 km
Police station: 'Straż Miejska' in 0.77 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Bar Solny Skarb' in 0.13 km
Railway station: 'Dworzec PKP Wieliczka-Rynek' in 0.45 km

Nearest airports:
 »  John Paul II Airport KRK - in 21 km
 »  Pyrzowice Airport KTW - in 88 km
 »  Poprad-Tatry Airport TAT - in 102 km
 »  Rudniki Airport CZW - in 116 km
 »  Zilina Airport ILZ - in 133 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Wieliczka Salt Mine

Hotel Lenart

Located in 0 km from Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Rooms: 62
The individually designed rooms feature contemporary décor, and the large soundproofed windows ensure bright interiors. Each room comes with a 32” … More: photo, rates and booking

Located in 1 km from Wieliczka Salt Mine
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The modern and elegant rooms at Soray feature a flat-screen TV, a wardrobe and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a bath or a shower. Wi-Fi … More: photo, rates and booking
Western Dyliżans

Located in 2 km from Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Rooms: 10
Rooms in Western Dyliżans are brightly coloured and feature a TV and a bathroom with a shower. Western Dyliżans features a playground for children. … More: photo, rates and booking

Located in 3 km from Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Rooms: 5
The rooms are classically decorated in warm colours, complemented by rustic wooden elements. Each comes with a private bathroom with a shower. Guests … More: photo, rates and booking

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