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Kopalnia Soli Bochnia, Bochnia
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The Bochnia Salt Mine in Bochnia, Poland is one of the oldest salt mines in the world and the oldest one in Poland. The mine was established between the 12th and 13th centuries after salt was first discovered in Bochnia and became part of the Royal mining company żupy krakowskie .The mine was closed some time after World War I. In 1981 it was declared a heritage monument. The site is one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments, as designated October 6, 2000 and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.HistoryThe mine shafts measure in length at about 330–468 metres in depth below the surface, at 16 levels.In 2013 the mine was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as an extension of the Wieliczka Salt Mine inscription of 1978.August PassageThe August Passage is the main communication and transportation route in the mine. It runs from the east to the west of mine, connecting in a straight line the bottom ends of the Campi and Sutoris shafts. It is at a depth of 176m from the top of the Sutoris shaft and 212m counting from the top of the Campi shaft. The August Passage was initially called the Long Stove (Piec Długi). Its first part, extending between the Rabsztyn Chute and a Campi Shaft, was built in the years 1723-1743, in accordance with a design by Jan Gottfried borlach. His great achievements was to regulate routes in the mine by ensuring their straightening and leveling. As a result of this, over the next decades, the August Passage was able to reach a length of nearly 3km.Before you head to Bochnia, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bochnia trip builder, to make sure you see all that Bochnia has to offer, including Kopalnia Soli Bochnia.
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¿ Cual de las dos minas Bochnia o Wieliczka , visitar distantes unos 20 km.?..Lo mejor serían las dos.Nosotros solamente pudimos visiatar Bochnia, por problemas de agenda y rutas, pero aunque la otra ... read more »Which of the two mines, Wieliczka or Bochnia visit distant 20 km.?... The best would be the two. We could only visiatar Bochnia, due to schedule and routes, but while the other is more famous, according to criteria of the guides both have identities and peculiar differences. Mwerecen a visit. Spectacular achievements of man with nature, wisdom, knowledge, art and subsistence are the lessons of those suffered inhabitants of the 13th century the end of galleries, tunnels, majestic halls, chapels, a hostel, a journey through an interiorr channel in a boat returns you at the end of the tour. Very nice guides.show original
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 y... read more »
W mojej opinii wyprawa dla dzieci ciekawsza niż Wieliczka, stan kopalni bardziej surowy, zbliżony do rzeczywistości. Trafiliśmy na starszego przewodnika, którego z zaciekawieniem słuchali wszyscy. Świ... read more »In my opinion the expedition for kids more interesting than Wieliczka, State mine more raw, close to reality. We got on an older Guide, which curiously listened to everyone. Great action with an underground cable, slide hard to grasp but for kids fun. Cheaper from the Wieliczka salt mine.show original
I enjoyed the tour. Everything was in polish, but I believe they also have some tours in English. Entertaining and interesting.
Piotr PlewaCompared to Wieliczka very poorly. Tourist route boring. In principle, all media and it is interesting. After all, even to visit due to the ride.show original
Piotr DąmbrowskiCompared to Wieliczka. If we add to this the astronomical price of doing very poorly. In General, you can visit this property, I have been there 3 times in a few years and every time I regretted it.show original
Edyta HankeA great place for a family, and more. Great spent 3 hours. Practical observations-take your child hat (blowing at times) and there are a lot of stairs to defeat and exit. Experience an unforgettable:-)show original
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