Thursday, 30 October 2014

"Wieliczka" Salt Mine

31st October 2014

This post is dedicated to Wieliczka "Salt Mine" because my blogger Andrew- High Riser asked me about this famous landmark. I am a lucky person because yesterday it turned out one of my students Paul is visiting the Salt Mine  in Wieliczka today  and he has taken for me some photos in the salt mine and has bought a fantastic guidebook..

Wieliczka is located 80 km from my place and 10 km from the centre of Cracow. Wieliczka is the only mining facility in the world operating continuously since the Middle Ages until now. Wieliczka Salt Mine is on the First UNESCO List World Cultural and Natural Heritage since 8th September 1978.

Daniłowicz Shaft was built in 1635-1640 when Miołaj Daniłowicz was responsible for management of the salt mine. Initially the shaft was used only for transport salt to the surface , but since 19th century it has began to serve as a communication shaft for salt mine officials and tourists visiting the mine more and more often. So every trip stars here....

The remnants  of the first salt-mine works producing salt from surface brines date back to the Middle of the Neolith period 6000 B.C. and were discovered in the area later referred as Wieliczka.

So fantastic history

Be continue .. tomorrow. I am going to write a lot of post about this salt masterpiece..

I beclieve it will be interesting trip with me as a guide...


  1. Very interesting, Gosia....we saw the rivers in Austria that have salt and are an unusual color.

  2. Thank you. I look forward to hearing and seeing more.

  3. It looks like a beautiful place to visit. That's amazing history. Thanks!

  4. Lovely building and it seems well kept grounds too.

  5. Looks like it would be a fascinating place to visit!

  6. Terrific looking building - and so glad you got to visit it!

  7. Looking forward to more posts about the mine!