Wieliczka i Bochnia

Wieliczka and Bochnia

Wieliczka and Bochnia
Wieliczka and Bochnia
Wieliczka and Bochnia
1) Wieliczka - a hike along the trails of the phenomenally beautiful salt dungeons of the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
Tourist route
Sightseeing time: 3 hours

Over 20 chambers are located on the trail, including the most beautiful Chapel of St. Kinga and the Krakow Saltworks Museum. Almost 3 kilometres of winding corridors, 800 stairs and descent to a depth of 135 meters underground.

2) Graduation tower
Sightseeing time: 30 minutes

Wieliczka graduation tower is the largest graduation tower in southern Poland, established in 2014. A walk in graduation tower is one of the nicest types of inhalation therapy. Natural salt spray formed in the graduation tower is similar to that from the sea. The graduation tower has an area of 7,500 m2, and an additional element prepared for users is a lookout tower rising to a height of 22 meters, from which you can admire the panorama of the park and mining shafts.

3) Saltworks Castle in Wieliczka (700 m from the graduation tower, about 10 minutes on foot)
Sightseeing time: 60 minutes.
The Saltworks Castle is the historical seat of a mine administrator, or a mine manager, from the end of the 13th century until 1945. The castle was entered into the UNESCO list in 2013 as a valuable historical object. In the castle you can see permanent and temporary exhibitions, and in the castle courtyard there is a descent to the reconstructed 18th-century mine shaft. From the castle, you go to the market square (200 m) with the 3D street painting “Salt World”.

4) 3D street painting “Salt World” at the market square was created in 2012 and is a pictorial vision of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. The painting has an area of 350 m2.

5) Bochnia - Bochnia Salt Mine - a Campi Shaft
Sightseeing time: 3 hours
Unique salt chambers with a characteristic shape and geological layout, beautiful salt chapels carved in salt, salt sculptures, mining tools and devices create a unique, amazing underground city. Tourists follow the route on foot, certain distance can be covered by train or boat. Visit to the mine finishes with a stay in the largest of the chambers, called Ważyn, with a Ważynek restaurant, a souvenir shop, a sports field and a playground for children.
A special and unique attraction of the Bochnia mine is the Underground Multimedia Exhibition, which promotes the mine and general history in an unprecedented way. The mine tour resembles a journey in time, beginning in the times of Bolesław the Chaste and Duchess Kinga. The guides talking about the history of the mine are aided by Polish kings, the Genoa mine administrators, as well as the ghost of Cistercian monk, whose order is associated with the creation of the mine in Bochnia.

6) Archaeological Park “VI Ploughmen Village”
The seasonal landmark is open from April 1 to September 30.
Sightseeing time: 60 minutes.
VI Ploughmen Village is a reconstruction of a medieval village, characteristic of the Lesser Poland settlement from the mid-13th century. You can see what medieval buildings looked like and try old crafts.
Estimated travel time: 08:00
Scale of difficulty: For intermediates
Length of trail: 30 km
Wieliczka Tourist region: Tarnów i okolice
Tourist subregion: Krakowski
Access: Car park near the salt mine in Wieliczka
Type of route: car
Preferred route: Yes
Localities: Bochnia, Wieliczka
Poviats: bocheński, wielicki
Voivodeships: MAŁOPOLSKIE
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