- One of the most visited sites in all of Poland
- A 13th century salt mine that produced table salt continuously until 1996, and now it is open to visitors
- Explore the subterranean caverns and atmospheric underground lakes
With your guide, you’ll descend 380 steps to embark on a 2km (1.2 miles) trail through this huge underground complex. Along the way you’ll pass many statues and monuments of religious, historical and mythical figures including Da Vinci’s Last Supper, all carved from salt, as well as numerous scenes of mining activity. You’ll enter the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, an incredible church filled with more sculpture, and even the chandeliers made from rock salt!
This far beneath the earth it seems incongruous to encounter a lake, but there it is, black and cold. You’ll cross by boat, taking in the spooky surroundings and imagining yourselves as miners making this journey every day. To return to the surface you will take a short elevator ride, before seeing the world’s largest mining heritage museum, containing myriad interesting pieces of equipment that illustrate the history and techniques of one of mankind’s oldest industries.