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Bochnia Salt Mine

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Address: ul. Campi 15, Bochnia 32-700, Poland
Phone Number: +48 14 615 24 60
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Huge deposits of rock salt mined since the 13th century, which today...

Huge deposits of rock salt mined since the 13th century, which today feature 300 kilometers of galleries filled with works of art and statues sculpted in salt.

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Extraordinary place.

One of the most unusual place I have ever been. Good for kids. If you have time take a chance and stay at night in the mine.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Aleksandra S
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most unusual place I have ever been. Good for kids. If you have time take a chance and stay at night in the mine.

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Thank Aleksandra S
Krakow, Poland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I've been there on extreme, normally not accessible, route. It goes deep enough with very tricky ladders, a lot of stairs and small spaces. If you like those kind of attractions, it's definitely for you. In the beginning we had also ridden a underground train, I wouldn't recommend it for claustrophobic people (unless someone like challenges). Also keep in mind... More 

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Thank Darth_Shiryou
Bochnia, Poland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Bochnia Salt Mine is the oldest salt mine in Poland with additional attractions such as a multimedia exposition especially appreciated by children.

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Thank nyjzone
Warsaw
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Everybody goes to Wieliczka, which is of course great, but Bochnia salt mine is so much bigger and so much more fun for kids (and adults:)). The trip is entertaining, inter-active, and you learn all you ever wanted to know about mining, but not too much.

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Krakow, Poland
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363 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We chose a standard tour to the multimedia exposition plus a boat ride. It took us around 3,5 h to finish the tour. At the beginning it was kinda boring but eventually we discovered a long wooden slide and that was awesome!

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Thank Basia K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

We visited as a group of 3 (one couple and a friend) and as part of the tour we stayed overnight. The concept is great, the reality wasn't. The walking tour was more than 3 hours long, the guides only spoke Polish and nothing was translated into English - not even the information boards and signs. There are very few... More 

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Ismaning, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We were there with our kids (age 8 and 5). The small train inside was nice, but after that there was just loads of walking and listening. They have new screens to find out about the history, but still it was quite boring. The main attraction is the long slide, which was a huge disappointment. You were supposed to sit... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

After having been down the Wieliczka Salt Mine we thought it would be nice to see somewhere different. This is not as big as its more famous partner. This mine is the original salt mine in this area. It is far, far quieter than its bigger partner. I really think it would be worth going on the behind the scenes... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

The Bochnia Salt Mine is one of the oldest salt mines in the world and the oldest one in Poland and Europe. The traditions of salt mining in the Bochnia area may be traced back 3,500 years B.C. The origins of the Bochnia mine as a mining plant reach back to the year 1248. It is a must do for... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Not as stunning as Wieliczka but magical place. Proud to see how amazing it changed throughout the years.

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