Featurette: Wieliczka Salt Mine, Near Krakow, Poland

International Bellhop Travel Magazine


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.

Wieliczka -- Map

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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