Helmet, lamp, absorber, protective gear – this is the equipment of a śleper – a novice miner setting out onto the Miners’ Route in the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine. The adventure begins in the Regis Shaft.
38 years ago, a UNESCO session decided which monuments and objects would be entered onto the first list of World Heritage Sites. The honour was bestowed upon 12 unique and priceless locations, and the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine was one of them.
20 years ago, the exploitation of the salt deposit in the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine ended. On the 30th of June 1996, the mine in Wieliczka officially closed the industrial part of its history.
The Małopolska region was visited by the members of the Vatican Commission. They visited the places that will host the participants of the World Youth Days in the upcoming weeks. The delegates also visited the historic “Wieliczka” Salt Mine. The Vatican delegates were accompanied by His Eminence Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz and Bishop Damian Muskus.
On the 14th of April, the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine and the Krakow Saltworks Museum jointly inaugurated the 2016 tourist season. In the Erazm Barącz chamber, the logo for this year’s World Youth Day was presented.
Powerful, dangerous and fierce –we know these parts of their personalities from the boxing rings. Éric Molina and Eric Fields, two title-winning American boxers, command respect. Don’t ever mess with them... Just take them to the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine instead. On Easter Monday, the athletes visited the Tourist Route.
On 2 December 2016, the Mine will be celebrating the Day of St. Barbara, the patron saint of miners. Therefore, we would like to inform you, that on 2 December 2016 you will be able to visit the Tourist Route only until 1.00 pm.
The New Year’s Eve party in the Warsaw Chamber will be full of musical hits of the 1970s. The music will be played by Chrząszcze. The party will be conducted by Sławomir Janelt, an experienced announcer and master of ceremonies.
Would you like to spend your time in an unusual scenery and at the same time take care of your health? Visit the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine for an overnight stay in the therapeutic microclimate 135 meters underground.