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The Old Mountains

Discover the oldest Bochnia mine workings, which have never before been made available to tourists, where rock salt was mined from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. 

ferry crossing

The world’s only ferry crossing of an underground chamber flooded with brine is without a doubt the biggest attraction of the Bochnia mine.

Tourists cross the distance of 120 m in chamber flooded with brine, accompanied by two raftsmen, who spin colourful tales of the mysterious recesses of the Bochnia mine. 

UNESCO launches
UNESCO new travel website

UNESCO launches new travel website ‘UNESCO World Heritage Journeys’ to promote Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines to global audience.

Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines  selected as one of 34 World Heritage sites in the EU featured in ‘World Heritage Journeys’ sustainable travel web platform. Coinciding with the European Heritage Days celebrations, UNESCO will launch the first-ever web platform dedicated to World Heritage and sustainable travel. Supported by the European Union, the platform features 34 selected World Heritage sites spread across 19 European Union countries, and has been developed in collaboration with National Geographic.

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