The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine ended 2017 with an all-time record in the number of tourists – 1,708,131 people – and over 350 events organised in the mine. What is more, the Wessel Spa Chamber was made available to patients after renovation.
How do you guarantee yourself an extraordinary year? The best way is by starting it in a charming place like the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine. When you add to it the incredible event that is the New Year’s Concert by the soloists of the Krakow Opera, you can bank on the next 12 months being successful.
The Wieliczka Mine was visited by Piotr Gliński, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The guest was guided along the Tourist Route by Zbigniew Zarębski, President of Kopalnia Soli “Wieliczka” SA.
His books have been set in Paris, Venice, Florence and St. Petersburg. Who knows, perhaps in a future novel, the protagonists will descend deep underground? Steve Berry, one of the most prolific American writers, visited the Wieliczka Mine.
“Being the daughter of a miner and being here in the mine, I can’t start in any other way than to say right at the start, ‘God Bless’” – with these words, the Prime Minister of Poland Beata Szydło welcomed the audience gathered in the Wieliczka underground. The head of the government visited the mine for the “Poland for the world. Solidarity with war victims” oratorio.