MUST VISIT! Krakow Salt Mines - Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour | Poland Travel Vlog 2018
Wieliczka Salt Mines near Krakow are incredible, a treasure of Poland! We took a tour around the salt mine in this vlog and... ⬇ Click 'Show More' ⬇
The Wieliczka Salt Mines were regularly recommended as one of the things we couldn't miss during our stay in Krakow in 2018. The salt mine was talked about so much we really couldn't miss the chance to travel there, film a vlog and take a tour. To see more about the mine, the pricing and location etc take a look here:
It's safe to say this was a fun vlog and one of our fav from Poland so far! The Wieliczka Salt Mines are insane, full of rich history and absolutely stunning - the tour was also well worth it. If you're planning a trip to Krakow we highly recommend you also take a look at visiting!
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Wieliczka Salt Mine: An Underground Monument in Krakow, Poland
The Wieliczka Salt Mine (Polish: Kopalnia Soli Wieliczka) is one of the most amazing sites you will ever in Krakow, Poland. The salt mine opened in the 13th century and has produced table salt continuously until 2007. The mine's attractions include dozens of statues and four chapels carved out of the rock salt by the miners. Often referred to as the underground salt cathedral of Poland, the mine was placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites in 1978.
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Wieliczka Salt Mine is, without a doubt, one of the coolest and most unique places we have ever been! Located just outside of Krakow, this is a MUST VISIT in Poland. The salt mine has been around since the 14th century and is now a UNESCO site. There's a whole city of people going about their business every single day deep beneath the ground. The salt mines can have 10,000 people a day moving through them, which is why there are 500 guides and 200 maintenance staff working here. EVERYTHING IS MADE OF SALT. You will not be able to get over this fact as you make your way through the mines. There are 300 kilometres of tunnels (the same distance from Krakow to Warsaw!), 2000 chambers, many chapels, and countless intricate sculptures all made of SALT. You can lick the walls, if you don't believe it! The craziest part? What we see represents only 1% of the existing salt mine. The mine has received many famous visitors over the centuries from Chopin, Goethe, and John Paul II to dignitaries and king and queens. You walk down 380 steps to enter the mine and, thankfully, take a super fast elevator back to the surface after your tour. The Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli Wieliczka) is full of layers of history, intrigue, art, and culture. The feeling you have visiting is just total awe. Do not miss the chance to visit Wieliczka.
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The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine, Wieliczka, Poland GoPro 1080p
Review of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. It reaches a depth of 327 meters, and extends via horizontal passages and chambers for over 287 kilometers (178 miles). The rock salt is naturally varying shades of grey, resembling unpolished granite rather than the white crystalline substance that might be expected. Since the 13th century, brine flowing up to the surface of the earth had been collected and processed for its sodium chloride (table salt) content. At this time wells were sunk and the first shafts dug to extract the rock salt. In the late 13th to early 14th century, the Saltworks Castle was built. Wieliczka is also a world class monument, featuring among twelve others on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List (1978), Wieliczka, Poland 2019. Shots were taken with GoPro Hero 7 Black 1080p HD.
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour in Krakow, Poland
Step into the chapels and sculptures carved out of millennial old salt on this tour into the famed Wieliczka Salt Mine just outside of Krakow, Poland.
Go underground in Poland. Get picked up at your central Krakow hotel and then take a guided 2.5-hour tour of the famed Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the world’s oldest of its kind, and home to chapels and sculptures carved out of salt. Learn about the history of the salt mines from the knowledgeable local guide and gawk at the underground lakes, tunnels and chapels.
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WIELICZKA - A 700 YEAR OLD SALT MINE || POLAND
In this video, we have an honour to visit one of theUNESCO World Heritage Sites - Wieliczka Salt Mine. It was fascinating to find out that all of this was actually done by hands and basic tools. We highly recommend coming here if you are in Kraków.
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The Wieliczka salt mine reaches a depth of 327 meters and is over 287 kilometres long. The rock salt is naturally grey in various shades, resembling unpolished granite rather than the white or crystalline look that many visitors may expect. In the 13th century, rock salt was discovered in Wieliczka and the first shafts were dug.
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The „Wieliczka” Salt Mine is one of the largest tourist attractions in Poland, registered on the UNESCO list and visited by over a million tourists every year. Ryan Socash took a trip there to discover the secrets of this incredible place.
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Krakow “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Tour // Poland Vlog // Travelling Full Time
0:00 - Start + Intro
1:28 - Arrival at Salt Mine
1:55 - We've made it underground
3:08 - Broken headphones!
4:03 - Song change
5:30 - Most grand, intricate & beautiful cathedral
8:00 - Acting silly !!
8:33 - Review and honest opinion
9:01 - Outro vlog
9:43 - End screen
The salt mine in Krakow is insanely old and intricately carved. The history there is pretty amazing. We only wish we had more time to explore, and more information! Our audio guides were glitchy as heck, and we felt very rushed from spot to spot. That being said, it was a unique experience that we don't regret. It cost 89 Zloty (23 USD), which is fairly a lot considering the whole tour is over in less than 2 hours.
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Wieliczka Salt Mine in Wieliczka, Poland
The Wieliczka Salt Mine, in the town of Wieliczka, southern Poland, lies within the Kraków metropolitan area.
From Neolithic times, sodium chloride (table salt) was produced there from the upwelling brine. The Wieliczka salt mine, excavated from the 13th century, produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world's oldest operating salt mines. Throughout its history, the royal salt mine was operated by the Żupy Krakowskie (Kraków Salt Mines) company.
Due to falling salt prices and mine flooding, commercial salt mining was discontinued in 1996.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is now an official Polish Historic Monument (Pomnik Historii). Its attractions include the shafts and labyrinthine passageways, displays of historic salt-mining technology, an underground lake, four chapels and numerous statues carved by miners out of the rock salt, and more recent sculptures by contemporary artists.
The mine is currently one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments (Pomniki historii), whose attractions include dozens of statues and four chapels carved out of the rock salt by the miners. The older sculptures have been supplemented with new carvings made by contemporary artists. About 1.2 million people visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine annually.
Notable visitors to this site have included Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt, Fryderyk Chopin, Dmitri Mendeleyev, Bolesław Prus, Ignacy Paderewski, Robert Baden-Powell, Jacob Bronowski (who filmed segments of The Ascent of Man in the mine), the von Unrug family (a prominent Polish-German royal family), Karol Wojtyła (later, Pope John Paul II), former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and many others.
There is a chapel, and a reception room that is used for private functions, including weddings. A chamber has walls carved by miners to resemble wood, as in wooden churches built in early centuries. A wooden staircase provides access to the mine's 64-metre level. A 3-kilometre tour features corridors, chapels, statues, and underground lake, 135 metres underground. An elevator returns visitors to the surface; the elevator holds 36 persons and takes about 30 seconds to make the trip.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine reaches a depth of 327 meters, and extends via horizontal passages and chambers for over 287 kilometers. The rock salt is naturally of varying shades of grey, resembling unpolished granite rather than the white crystalline substance that might be expected.
Since the 13th century, brine welling up to the surface had been collected and processed for its sodium chloride (table-salt) content. In this period, wells began to be sunk, and the first shafts to be dug to extract the rock salt. In the late 13th to the early 14th century, the Saltworks Castle was built. Wieliczka is now home to the Kraków Saltworks Museum.
King Casimir III the Great contributed greatly to the development of the Wieliczka Salt Mine, granting it many privileges and taking the miners under his care. In 1363 he founded a hospital near the salt mine.
Over the period of the mine's operation, many chambers were dug and various technologies were added, such as the Hungarian horse treadmill and the Saxon treadmill for hauling salt to the surface. During World War II, the mine was used by the occupying Germans as an underground facility for war-related manufacturing.
The mine features an underground lake, exhibits on the history of salt mining, and a 3.5-kilometer visitors' route (less than 2 percent of the mine passages' total length) including statues carved from the rock salt at various times.
The mine is one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments (Pomniki historii), as designated in the first round, 16 September 1994. Its listing is maintained by the National Heritage Board of Poland. In 2010 it was successfully proposed that the nearby historic Bochnia Salt Mine (Poland's oldest salt mine) be added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The two sister salt mines now appear together in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites as the Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines. In 2013 the UNESCO World Heritage Site was expanded by the addition of the Żupny Castle.
The earliest writings about the Wieliczka Salt Mine include a description by Adam Schröter: Salinarum Vieliciensium incunda ac vera descriptio. Carmine elegiaco... (in 1553); augmented edition, Regni Poloniae Salinarum Vieliciensium descriptio. Carmine elegiaco... (in 1564).
In 1995, Preisner's Music, a compilation of film music by Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner, was recorded by Sinfonia Varsovia in the Wieliczka mine's chapel. The chapel is often said to have the best acoustics in Europe.
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WIELICZKA SALT MINE. Descend 135 m. below ground level and discover chambers, chapels, lakes...!!!
A remake of my popular video on the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the largest tourist attractions in Poland. This video takes you along the Tourist Route down to 135 meters below ground level. Definitely 'A MUST SEE' if visiting southern Poland.
Four different tours are available at the mine: the Tourist Route, the Miner's Route, the Mysteries of the Wieliczka Mine Route, and the Pilgrims' Route. This video covers the Tourist Route, which is the most popular of all. Everything you see is made of salt.
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A Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland
The town of Wieliczka in southern Poland is home to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a huge network of tunnels, shafts and chambers extending over 300 metres beneath the surface of the Earth. Operating since the 13th century it closed for commercial salt mining in 2007 and is now listed as a historic monument in Poland. On a cold rainy day in 2017 I took the Tourist's Route tour to learn more about the history of the mine and how it operated during its heyday. There are approximately 178 miles of tunnels underground and the tour covered just 2% of them.
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Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour Poland
The Wieliczka Salt Mine, in the town of Wieliczka, southern Poland, lies within the Kraków metropolitan area. The Wieliczka Salt Mine tour was one of the unforgettable events in Poland. The Salt Mine in Wieliczka is also known as the Underground City of Poland.
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In Wieliczka, sodium chloride known as salt was formerly produced there from the upwelling brine and had been since Neolithic times.
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Wieliczka Salt Mine
Magnificent chambers chiselled out in rock salt. Saline lakes, majestic timber constructions and chapels carved out of salt - a walk through Wieliczka Salt Mine will show you the wonders of the underground world. Take a part in the Tourist Route and learn about geology, history and mining techniques in a place where salt was excavated for 700 years.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to see a completely different image of the mine: eat delicious meal in the underground restaurant, watch the 5D movie in the cinema located 125 metres below the surface and see the interactive exposition.
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Niezwykłe wykute w soli komory. Jeziora solankowe, majestatyczne konstrukcje ciesielskie i kaplice wyrzeźbione w soli - spacer Trasą Turystyczną Kopalni Soli Wieliczka ukazuje cuda podziemnego świata. Wędrując przez wielickie podziemia, zwiedzający mogą uczyć się geologii, historii i technik górniczych w miejscu, w którym wydobywano sól przez 700 lat.
Odwiedzający nas goście mają też szansę poznać inną stronę kopalni: zjeść w podziemnej restauracji, obejrzeć film 5D w kinie zlokalizowanym 125 metrów pod ziemią i skorzystać z interaktywnej ekspozycji.
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Wieliczka salt mine: Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland
The Wieliczka Salt Mine or Kopalnia soli Wieliczka is located within the town of Wieliczka, part of the metropolitan region of Krakow in Lesser Poland Lowland in Poland. It is inscribed as a World Heritage Site and is one of the most remarkable sights in the regions, attracting over a million visitors each year.