The New Year’s Concert at the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine enjoys such great popularity that this year we had to organise two of them. On the 7th and 8th of January, the Warsaw Chamber was filled with the music performed by talented soloists and the outstanding Krakow Opera Orchestra. The artists took their audience on an unforgettable musical journey to the 19th century Vienna.
It is said that the year will be as good as the New Year’s Eve was. Therefore, everyone who came for the New Year’s Eve celebration to the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine can be sure that 2017 will be perfect – just as the party 125 metres below the surface in the Warszawa Chamber.
The year 1830 is considered to be the date of creation of the institutionalised mining orchestra in Wieliczka, under the name of Imperial and Royal Salinary Music. The contemporary salinary orchestra operates and plays under the name of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Representative Brass Band.
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.
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.