Depth of filming

It is said that the mine is a hot-shot for tourists. It is worth highlighting that the mine itself often sees many a film shot, too. After all, the scenery like this is hard to find anywhere else. One day, chambers and corridors of Wieliczka get transformed into remote extra-terrestrial landscapes while on another they become the world of children’s dreams. The unique beauty of salt interiors has attracted film and TV producers already since mid-1970s.

Kopalnia Soli "Wieliczka"The undergrounds of Wieliczka have already performed as an undiscovered planet, a dreamland, or a futuristic utopian city of women. They also constituted perfect background for feature films, documentaries, or TV theatre plays. Due to their unique form, they work on imagination. At times, they themselves contribute to the tale building its unique atmosphere.

The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine reminds of a painter’s masterpiece combining the imagination and reality which escape the rigid frames. In the mine, the boundary between what the eyes see and what the spectator’s mind grasps becomes blurry.

The spaces of Wieliczka harmonise with the authenticity of characters. Their force lies in their simplicity, in their primeval truth, noble power of expression. For each spot, each crack, and rift on the wall reflect the true history of many generations of miners. The life of people who worked, prayed, and laughed here for many centuries.

Films made in the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine  delight just like the subterranean crystals of salt. Maybe it is the unique scenery that engraves them deep .... in memory. 

Światowe dziedzictwo


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