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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.
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  • Mixed feelings after visiting the Mine in bochnia. Little independent examples of working miners tools while a lot of media. Going back and forth as if tiring. One interesting Chapel, stables with a media horse, boat ride about 5 minutes and then all will be in my memory. No comparison with a beautiful mine in Wieliczka.
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  • 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. 
  • Excursion in fairly swift pace, intermittent interesting stories of guides. After the ground had as kids! To fix, however, should hit the ground organization-no tapes governing that queue applies to the entrance to the mine, and that till after the tickets. The lack of information on the availability of tickets while on the wall hanging tv, which ideally would be checked in this function. The lack of a clear system of communication between employees and the guests (and what tickets we have precedence over what the group now moves into the ground, etc.). Besides-I recommend!
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  • Lack of safety standards specially for children. Would highly recommend visiting Wieliczka rather than Bochnia
  • I enjoyed the tour. Everything was in polish, but I believe they also have some tours in English. Entertaining and interesting.
  • Great place to visit.
  • Amazing place.
  • Glazing Campi-route without crossing by boat takes 3 h-we on (b). a nice guide. Route of the cool, the children very liked. Many of you know, breathe the fresh air. A lot of media on your route. The temperature of 15 degrees but the shirt was not. Really worth seeing.
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