The Graduation Tower will be closed from the 21st of June to the 2nd of July 2017. We apologise for the inconvenience.
A stroll in the area of the graduation tower is one of the most pleasant forms of inhalation therapies. The natural brine mist that forms in the area of the graduation tower is similar to the that at the seacoast. Thanks to its therapeutic properties it facilitates the treatment of selected chronic respiratory system ailments and disorders of a recurrent nature. The prophylactic properties of the brine aerosol are also relevant. During the whole day our lungs accumulate dust contained in the air we breathe. Prophylactic inhalations permit to cleanse the respiratory tracts and that is why they are also referred to as nebulisation therapy.
The graduation tower constitutes a complementation of the vast number of services provided by the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine, but it may also be an alternative for those persons who would like to take advantage of all the beneficial values of the Wieliczka salt while remaining on the surface. The graduation tower measures 7,500 square meters of surface area and an additional element prepared for those visiting the facility is the 22-meter high observation tower from which one can admire the panorama of the park and mine shafts.
Brine inhalation therapy is applied mainly for treating respiratory system ailments of a chronic and recurring nature, such as:
- various forms of chronic rhinitis
- bronchial asthma and allergic respiratory diseases
- conditions following therapy of acute infections of the respiratory system
- chronic inflammation of paranasal sinuses
- chronic laryngitis and eustachitis
- chronic bronchitis
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- occupational diseases and injury of the respiratory tracts due to occupational hazard.
More information about the Graduation Tower HERE.
The graduation tower is located in the vicinity of the Danilowicz Shaft through which tourists enter the undergrounds of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine.
Recommended time at the tower – 30 minutes
Visits at the graduation tower are of an individual character and guests visit alone, i.e. without a guide.
No earlier bookings are necessary
The ground floor of the graduation tower is adapted for persons who require assistance
Children under 4 years of age are allowed to visit free of charge
Pets are not allowed in the graduation tower. The Mine has no facilities where you could leave your pet for a while
Baggage can be left in the baggage room located close to the tourist information point
Ticket office open
1st April - 30th April
1st May - 31st October
2nd November - 31th March