The Wieliczka Salt Mine is now an official Polish Historic Monument
The Wieliczka Salt Mine reaches a depth of 327 meters, and extends via horizontal passages and chambers for over 287 kilometers
In 1978 the Wieliczka was placed on the original UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
The two sister salt mines now appear together in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites as the “Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines”
The Wieliczka Salt Mine in the town of Wieliczka, southern Poland, lies within the Kraków metropolitan area.
The salt underground is visited every year by nearly 2 million visitors from all over the world.
The first mine shafts were dug in the 13th century in the town of Wieliczka. Making the salt mine in Krakow over 700 years old.
Salt Mine was house of thousands of horses that were used to power the treadmills which pulled and moved the baskets full of salt, all though the mine shafts, after the horses died they were buried in the mine.
26 shafts were struck in Wieliczka and 7.5 million m³ of post-excavation voids were drilled.
The Wieliczka salt mine, excavated from the 13th century, produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world’s oldest operating salt mines.