Other Attractions of Wieliczka Salt Mines

The salt mine at Wieliczka is not just another tourist attraction. The underground climate is unanimously agreed to be beneficial for asthma sufferers and through the years people have been flocking here continuously to revel in the atmosphere and get cured of their respiratory troubles. In fact, the world's first subterranean therapeutic sanatorium is located here, 200 meters below the ground.

There are shops inside the mine which retail locally-made bath and foot salts, and special dietary salt for people with high blood pressure. You can also find miniature salt replicas of the figurines that are decorated inside the mine.

The restaurant, 125 meters underground serves traditional Polish vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare. More than the cuisine offered, it is the ambience, having a bite in the depths of the earth that draws the crowds.