Built in the 13th Century, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is the oldest continually-producing salt mine in the entire world — producing table salt from the 1200s until production finally halted in 2007. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is a major attraction for tourists and site-seers due to the ornate carvings, rooms and chambers that have been carved out of the salt itself.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is located in the town of Wieliczka, just outside of Krakow, and is considered a part of the Greater Krakow, Poland Metropolitan area. A national landmark, the mine was officially added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.
The Legend of the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Princess Kinga was a Hungarian noblewoman who was engaged to be married to Boleslaw V The Chaste. Kinga through her ring into a salt mine in Hungary and traveled to Krakow, Poland, where she told miners to dig a…
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