Inhalations are recommended for people suffering from recurrent or chronic respiratory diseases, e.g. rhinitis, inflammation of paranasal sinuses. Salt spray makes it easier to clear secretions in people with bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or bronchial asthma, and after treatment of acute respiratory tract infections.It is worth visiting the graduation tower even if you’re healthy, especially if you have daily contact with polluted air – a visit to the graduation tower has a relaxing effect and improves immunity.
List of indications for using the graduation tower:
The principle of the graduation tower is very simple. The whole secret lies in its specific construction, and the aim of the whole process is to obtain at least 16% NaCl solution in water.Of course, the Wieliczka graduation tower is supplied by Wieliczka brine. At the end of 2013, salt water from two underground outflows at levels VI and VII was certified as healing mineral water with indications for use in inhalation. The brine thickens when it flows down the blackthorn and breaks up against its individual branches – it partially evaporates, saturating the air around the building with salt spray. It has a special therapeutic value because its molecules have a significant ability to penetrate through the mucous membranes of the respiratory system and the skin.
The Wieliczka graduation tower is the largest structure of its kind in southern Poland – several dozen people worked on its construction for a year. Here are some numbers that show the size of a building:
Visitors to the Graduation Tower can use the toilets, which are located right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft. There are no toilets available in the Graduation Tower.
Yes, we encourage you to do so! The natural salt spray formed in the graduation tower is similar to that formed from the sea shore. Thanks to its therapeutic properties, it supports the treatment of selected respiratory diseases of recurrent and chronic nature. A visit to the graduation tower may bring relief to children who struggle with frequent respiratory infections.
Children under 4 years of age are admitted free of charge.
Absolutely! The ground floor part of the graduation tower is adapted for visitors with strollers.
We cordially invite all cyclists! There are bike racks in front of the entrance to the graduation tower where you can leave your ride. However, it is not possible to bring a bicycle into the graduation tower.
Yes, the ground floor part of the Graduation Tower is fully adapted to the needs of people with limited mobility, with the exception of the observation deck and the observation tower, which require climbing stairs.
For greater comfort of all users of the graduation tower and due to the exceptional nature of the offer, visiting the graduation tower is individual in nature – it does not take place under the supervision of a guide and without the need to arrive at the meeting place at a specified time (during the opening hours of the facility). The recommended duration of a stay in the Graduation Tower is 30 minutes.
There is no schedule of entry into the Graduation Tower for any of the languages.
Yes, both photography and filming are permitted.
Staying in the graduation tower is individual, i.e. not supervised by a guide and there are no time limits (during the opening hours of the facility). The recommended duration of a stay in the Graduation Tower is 30 minutes.
The Graduation Tower is a building located on the surface, in the vicinity of the Daniłowicz Shaft, so you should dress accordingly to weather conditions. The Mine shall not be held liable for damage to or soiling of clothing, in particular caused by contact with brine.
Yes, provided it does not exceed these dimensions: 35cm x 20cm x 20cm.
Please leave your larger luggage in the storage room, which is located on the surface near the Daniłowicz Shaft.
Smokers are cordially invited to visit the Graduation Tower – salt spray purifies the respiratory tract, and smoking cigarettes is one of the medical indications to visit the graduation tower. However, please leave your nicotine addiction at the entrance – you cannot smoke cigarettes in the Graduation Tower, including electronic cigarettes.
Yes, the Graduation Tower is within range of free Wi-Fi.
You can also use mobile phones here.
Bringing animals into the Graduation Tower is prohibited, with the exception of service animals. We do not offer a facility where you can leave your pet.