Wieliczka


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Wieliczka

 

a city in southern Poland, in Kraków Województwo (province). Population, 13,000 (1967). Wieliczka is one of Europe’s oldest centers for the mining of rock salt (since the 11th century). The miners cut out a salt chapel with carved portraits in the old, worked-out parts of the salt mines. Slightly below the mines there are grottoes with underground lakes, a huge cave, and a crystal grotto—a valuable natural preserve. The Mining Museum is located at a depth of 135 m in four underground grottoes. Wieliczka is a center of tourism. Plastic articles are produced in the city.

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Another memorable experience is deep down the ancient Wieliczka salt mine (PS13 entry, PS8 in a group), whose eery chambers you halfexpect Gollum to leap out from at any moment.
Pete and Janet then carried out research and training for more than a year, which included visits to world-famous health salt mines in Wieliczka and Bochnia in Poland before opening a salt cave in Edinburgh.
Extensive sightseeing and unique cultural engagement throughout includes the Schindler Factory Museum in Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a culinary tour through Budapest's Central Market, and lunch at Lobkowicz Castle outside of Prague.
That's about the size of the Wieliczka Salt Mine, near Krakow, Poland, one of the country's oldest cities.
Trips to Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine, with grottos and chapels carved out of salt, are a must.
Wieliczka Salt Mines - the underground kingdom of Salt, UNESCO World heritage site.
Another student from Wieliczka who got books by Djilas, Korbonski and Bor-Komorowski: "I must say they are real smashers
Another tourist hot-spot is the Wieliczka Salt Mine about six miles from Krakow.
You can also join an optional excursion to nearby Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz.
For Families The Wieliczka Salt Mine, a World Heritage-listed site, has nine levels of works of art, altars, and statues all sculpted in salt.
The almost 700 objects of cultural heritage in the list of world heritage include nearly 20 industrial landscapes, most of them mining districts and settlements--the first ones, for example, were the salt mine of Wieliczka in Poland in 1978 and the mining town of R[empty set]ros in Norway in 1980.