Friday, 26 August 2016

An alternative way to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines

Followers of this blog will know that we like to offer advice on alternative sights away from the crowds. More adventurous tourists therefore maybe more interested in visiting the salt mines in Wieliczka using the Miners' Route. This is accessed at the Regis Shaft (the oldest shaft in the complex) just a stone's throw from the town train station. The idea is that visitors can experience the mines from the viewpoint of what it was like to work in them. This is a wonderful day trip a mere 15 km from the centre of Krakow.
Visit the Salt Mines Page for more information.


Monday, 8 August 2016

Experience Poland under Communism and the Cold War at Nowa Huta

Ever seen a tank on a street before?
Looking for an alternative to the usual tourist sights in Krakow? Look no further than a tour of Nowa Huta. This is easy to do on your own, but organised tours are also available. Find out more about this fascinating district of Krakow by visiting the Nowa Huta Page.
Experience Cold War nuclear bunkers
Amazing Socialist Realist architecture

What to do in the event of a nuclear attack?
See the biggest steelworks in the Soviet Empire