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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.


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.


In July and August, you are invited to enjoy open-air concerts by the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Representative Brass Band. The concerts will take place in St Kinga’s Park, near the Daniłowicz Shaft, at 11:00 a.m. every summer Saturday.


Sport emotions, competition and rivalry, the most outstanding names in the world of cycling – this is what awaits us on August 3rd near the Daniłowicz Shaft. This is where the athletes competing in the Tour de Pologne will set off from to Zakopane in order to overcome the challenges posed by the mountain stage of the race.


Starting on the 1st of April after the winter break, the graduation tower – a valued and loved place for family walks – will reopen. Come and breathe in some healthy air!


The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine enjoys continuing popularity in the media. Journalists report on underground events, record the news, gather materials for reportages and make documentary films. In 2016, 1155 representatives of the media travelled along the salt routes. The underground was visited by journalists from the press, radio and Internet, as well as bloggers, photographers, and numerous TV crews.


A new tourism record was set again in Małopolska – in 2016 the region was visited by 14.9 million tourists, over a million more compared to 2015. Asked about the most attractive places, tourists picked Krakow, Zakopane and the "Wieliczka” Salt Mine.


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.


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.

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