The Bochnia Salt Mine is the oldest Polish mine in which rock salt started to be exploited. It reaches back to the year 1248. After nearly eight centuries of exploitation the mine resembles an extraordinary underground city and delights visitors with unique workings, rock-hewn chapels and original sculptures. Another attraction is a chance to see the old devices and machinery which was used in salt excavation in the past.
Tourists are offered access to the world's only Underground Multimedia Exhibition, which turns the underground tour in Bochnia into a time travel ranging from the Middle Ages to present day. Before this happens, however, visitors are offered a train ride 200m below ground.During the tour, the guide's tale is assisted by Polish kings, Genoese merchants and the spirit of Cysters – a monk. With the use of modern multimedia technology, the development of mining techniques throughout the ages is presented, as well as mining professions and underground elements, with which the working miners had to cope.
In addition to the underground tourist route, you can also enjoy a boat trip on the underground salt lake, go down a special wooden slide, get on the underground railway, dance in a disco or take part in some sports games.
Duration: 5-6 hours. Other languages on request.
Price includes: transport, admission fees, guide service, audioguide (for individual tourists).
Price does not include: additional attractions, such as the boat/railway trip, the slide, accommodation.
Price for groups over 8 persons determined individually - please contact us.
Itinerary: Krakow - the salt mine in Bochnia - Krakow