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Bochnia Salt Mine Spa Tourist Route


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Kommentteja. Saatavuusi - Trasa Turystyczna jest czynna codziennie w godzinach: Zjazdy dla turystów indywidualnych: poniedziałek - piątek o godz.: 9.30, 12.00, 15.30 sobota, niedziela o godz.: od 10.15 do 16.15 - co godzinę Zjazdy dla grup zorganizowanych: poniedziałek - piątek w godz.: od 8.30 do 18.00 sobota, niedziela w godz.: od 10.15 do 16.15
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The historic Salt Mine in Bochnia is the oldest salt mine on Polish territory. Its origins date back to 1248, when probably accidentally, while deepening brine wells to a depth of about 50m, rock salt was discovered in Poland for the first time.

 


FEATURES, ORIGINS, VALUES AND LEGAL PROTECTION
The mine in Bochnia was the deepest salt mine in Poland. It has 16 mining levels, the lowest of which is at a depth of 468m below ground. Due to significant depletion of resources, it was decided to discontinue exploitation of the mine in 1992. The lowest excavations were filled with sand and brine, while conservation work was undertaken that would adapt the underground workings of tourist activities and also a spa resort. Currently, the deepest is Level 9, which is 289m below ground. Parts of the underground workings have been opened to the public in the form of a tourist route. It includes the most beautiful and the most interesting excavations on Levels IV (August) and Level VI (Sienkiewicz). Whilst wandering through the vast maze of mysterious corridors it is possible to come across ancient chapels, unique chambers of salt with characteristic shape and geological arrangement, exhibits of old mining machinery and equipment as well as altars hewn from the rock, with beautiful statues and paintings. The tourist route in the Bochnia salt mine can not only be visited by foot but also by underground train, which shuttles 176m below ground between the “Campi” and “Sutoris” Mineshafts. Unusual attractions include the crossing of a corridor flooded with brine in a boat that is located at a depth of 230 metres as well as going down a slide that is on a ramp which is 140m long and has a difference in level of up to 30m. In 2000 Bochnia Salt Mine was entered on the list of Historical Monuments of Poland.

TOUR ORGANISER
Bochnia Salt Mine Spa Sp. of o.o.
Tourist Route
Ul Solna 2
32-700 Bochnia

Information and Reservations:
Tourism Service Office
Tel: +48 14 615 36 36 or +48 14 615 36 37
fax: +48 14 615 36 38
e-mail: biuro@kopalniasoli.pl
Website: http://www.kopalniasoli.pl/

ACCESSIBILITY OF FACILITIES BY VISITORS
Tourist Route is open every day:
Descents for individual visitors:
Monday till Friday at: 09.30, 12.00 and 15.30.
Saturday and Sunday: Once an hour between 10.15 and 16.15.
Descents for organised groups:
Monday till Friday: between 08.30 till 18.00.
Saturday and Sunday: between 10.15 and 16.15.

Length of the route is around 2km plus a 140 metres downhill slide.
Tour takes about 2 hours.
The temperature inside is about 14° C and humidity is 70%.
The route is electrically illuminated.
The cave is suitable for people with physical disabilities.
Guided tours only
We recommend comfortable, athletic shoes and warm clothing in the summer.

The mine tours for individual visitors are at specified times and do not require prior reservation.
In the case of organised group tours, is recommended to arrange in advance the time and date of the descent with the Tourism Service Office.
Groups without advance booking will only be accommodated if there is space.
Foreign speaking guides can be available with prior notice.
Smoking in the mine is strictly forbidden as well as the use of any open flame sources.
Audio guides are available for individual visitors with description of sites along the trail in the following languages: English, French, German and Italian.
It is not advisable for anyone with respiratory or circulatory diseases and claustrophobia to make the descent into the mine.
NOTE:
The geological tourist route is closed for safety work. The completion date is not known at this time but is dependent on the scale of risk assessment.
Reservations must be made in advance for groups descending into the mine for the boat ride only. If the group does not have a prior reservation, it will only be taken into the mine if there are free spaces available, waiting time for a guide is about to 20 minutes.
Individual visitors must book their boat ride when they purchase their ticket to the mine, irrespective of the duration of tour.

 

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Solna street 2
32-700 Bochnia
Maakunta: MAŁOPOLSKIE
Leveys- ja pituusaste: 49.9685652,20.4165066

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