Traveling by car to the Velicka Salt Mines. At the same time you will be able to visit probably the most beautiful city in Poland, Krakow, and the Polish pride Morskie Oko in the Tatra Mountains. You can read more about Morskie Oko here.
Velicka Salt Mines - a salt mine in the town of Velicka in Poland. In operation since the 13th century, one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. Production stopped in 1996. due to low salt prices and flooding. With a total length of 300 km, the tunnels reach a depth of 327 m. Since 1994
Usually 3 to 4 people per year died in this mine due to various accidents. Therefore, the saltcoats needed a place to pray. That is why they dug the chapels and decorated them with religious sculptures. Due to the accumulation of methane gas, explosions often occurred. That is why the specialty of the methane gas burner was invented. The man with the torch walked through the mines and burned even a small amount of gas in the ceiling. There is even a monument made of salt for this specialty.
There is a separate city on the nine floors of the mines next to Krakow, 64 to 135 meters underground. For seven centuries table salt has been mined here, and today it is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, visited by nearly a million tourists every year. In Kinga Chapel, services are now taking place and young couples can donate around € 1100 to the marriage. The chapel is famous not only for its good acoustics and artistic details, but also for its stone salt chandeliers.
Sufferers can also find peace of mind - a unique wellness center in a special microclimate that helps people suffering from allergies and various respiratory illnesses such as asthma. Thousands of patients with allergies, asthma and other lung conditions were treated at the same time. About 90 percent visitors noticed the benefits of this treatment, their health improved.
If you are driving a car, the address is ul. Daniłowicza 10 32-020 Wieliczka. Ticket prices to the Velchka Salt Mines. Admission to the Velicka Salt Mines costs PLN 94 for adults, PLN 74 for children aged 4-18. and for students under 26. century.
Energylandia ticket costs 119 PLN for adults, 74 PLN for children up to 140cm.
It is not allowed to walk through the Velchka salt mines alone. Guided tours by a local guide. Before buying your tickets, it is necessary to select in which language you want the guide.