Countdown to World Youth Day: Exploring the Mysterious Wieliczka Salt Mines of Krakow

By Carrie Gress, Ph.D.

Hosting a million tourists annually, the Wieliczka Salt Mines were added to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1978. Not only do the old mines tell the story of eight hundred years of mining history, the seven stunning caverns emptied of salt have more than twenty chapels, dining halls, a hotel, and a spa and health center.

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Posted on April 21, 2016 .