The Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Travel Blog

 › entry 27 of 33 › view all entries
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - Although they look real, they're carved out of salt.

Don't ask me how to pronounce that, I have no idea.

I took a train from Auschwitz and made it to Wieliczka somehow.  Once again, the train station was quite a ways from the site, and I was running out of time.  I walked as fast as I could and made it to the site just in time to see one huge line.  Ugh, what a letdown.  Well, I was already there, so I might as well wait it out and see what happens.  I was in line quite a while (and did not get too impatient, thank you very much) but I did eventually make it to the ticket counter and I got a ticket for an English speaking tour.  After waiting a few more minutes, we were on our way down the elevator and into the mine.

The tour was long (in a good way) and it was a lot of fun.  We walked a ton and saw a lot of neat sculptures made from the salt, and our tour guide did a great job with everything.  He explained how the mine was mined, why they use wood for support beams, and showed us all the neat stuff.  We even got to see a small church carved out of the salt, so miners had somewhere to go and pray.  All this, way underground!

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - A…
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - …
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Train ride to Wieliczka
Train ride to Wieliczka
The Last Supper carved out of salt…
The Last Supper carved out of sal…
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - y…
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - …
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - w…
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - …
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - t…
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - …
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - c…
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - …
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - c…
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - …
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - c…
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine - …
The Wieliczka Salt Mine
The Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wieliczka
photo by: EmyG