The Salt mine has been visited by many high standing people, including Prince Edward, and is an awesome sight. The tour takes you on a trip down the mine in stages and explains about the workings and the medicinal properties the climate has. However, what is truly spectacular are the many salt carvings and the magnificent commissioned church at the bottom. From the altar, which features a picture of the last supper, right down to the tiles on the floor, everything is carved from salt. This place is truly a wonder of the modern world.
There are trips from the Old Square - Stare Miastro, and a train leaves regularly from Krakow Glowny Railway Station;
A vast network of rooms and churches literally all built with salt. You can even lick it off the walls. The water is extremely beneficial for those with arthritis or asthma.
Take the frequent trains (every 10 mins) from Krakow's main station.(journey time: 25 mins). Salt mines are just a few minutes walk from Wieliczka's main train station;
A church which resembles a boat from the outside with a mast forming the shape of an exquisite and eccentric cross. This two-level church features a number of chapels and sculptures and was the first new church to be built in Nowa Huta, Krakow's soviet suburb.
This really is a hidden gem in an area which is often overlooked by most visitors to Krakow.
Krakow's easternmost district can be reached by bus, taxi or take the tram to Plac Centralny station.
Niepolomice Forest is great for walking in. It has ancient trees and wild bison.
Niepolomice Royal Castle was home to the Polish kings. They used it as a base for hunting in Niepolomice Forest. It has a similar decoration and layout to Wawel but it needs no comparison to make it look beautiful. The nearby church in Niepolomice village contains wonderful old frescoes.
Niepolomice Forest lies 25km to the east of Krakow. The village of Niepolomice is easily reached by bus from Krakow's main station. The Royal Castle is on Zamkowa Street, near Market Square
This village is the birthplace of the former Pope John Paul II. His house has been preserved as a museum and the church where he was baptised is also open to the public.
Wadowice lies 70km to the west of Krakow and is easily accessible by bus and train;
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