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".


  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!

  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

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

  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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