Kraków, Poland: Countryside and the Wieliczka Salt Mine

published 10 years ago by Rick Steves

After eight centuries of producing salt, the remarkable Wieliczka Salt Mine is busy not with miners, but with tourists. They come to see the sculptures, 20 chapels, and enormous church, all carved out of salt by the miners themselves. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit

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