Top places in Poland: Wieliczka
Possibly the most famous salt mine and oldest functioning business enterprise in the world. Salt has been mined here since the 13th century and probably even earlier. Today there are 300 km of surviving corridors spread over 9 floors as deep as 327 m underground. Your visit to this subterranean kingdom of salt (12 km from Kraków) will be unforgettable. The national daily newspaper, Rzeczpospolita, voted this as the top cultural wonder of Poland.
A walk through the underground passages of the Wieliczka Salt Mine will remain in your memory for a long time. It is an exciting journey through crystal chambers and labyrinthine alleys, where you feel as if you are walking straight to the heart of the Earth.
As you travel through the underworld, you will encounter many unique attractions, such as salt monuments, underground lakes, and even entire churches hidden more than 65 meters below the surface.