07 October 2014

Pictures from Krakow part 2: Wieliczka salt mine

On our last day in Krakow we took a packaged trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and the Wieliczka salt mine. The salt mine dates back to the 13th century and the main attraction of going there for a field trip is to check out all the chambers and sculptures that the miners created (to busy themselves between mining sessions I guess). I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, the salt mine is worth the trip and it's not far from Krakow if you want to make a "half day trip".




4 comments:

  1. Wow, very cool! I have heard of the salt mine/church in Poland, great pictures of it. A trip there makes the bucket list, if I can only find the time and money to visit...

    Thank you for sharing the pictures, very interesting!

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  2. I visited this mine a while a go and then found a Polish board game called Magnum Sal one year at Essen Spiel. Worth playing as it is all about salt mining at Wieliczka

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    1. Cool, thanks for the tip - will check it out!

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  3. That really looks cinematic, if I'll be honest. Not the Indiana Jones type, but something closer to the ambiance of contemporary features, tightly wounded and confined. Otherwise, that is a real compelling education, showing us the mining set-ups in those distant places across the world, as well as what equipment those may entail in terms of density. Thanks for sharing!

    Rosemary Bailey @ Wabi Iron & Steel Corp.

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