The history of salt extraction in the Bochnia region dates back to 3,500 years BC. Salt was acquired by evaporating water from brine. The beginnings of the Bochnia mine as an excavating plant date back to 1248. Being a royal facility at that time, the mine generated a huge income. Thanks to its salt deposits, the town of Bochnia became one of the most important economic centres of medieval Poland. With each passing century, the salt mine continued to leave a distinctive mark on the history of the city and the urban development of the Bochnia region. Today, Bochnia Salt Mine is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

On expeditions you can discover the oldest Bochnia mine workings, which have never before been made available to tourists, where rock salt was mined from the Middle Ages until the early 20th century. You will begin your expedition along the underground galleries at a depth of 70 metres, at the Danielowiec Level, and end up at the August IV Level, 176m underground. The nearly 3km route leads through narrow galleries and ladder sections. The mine’s extraordinary beauty and unique, fairy-tale atmosphere are well worth the effort.

In the mine chambers you can organise conferences, meetings and special events combining team-building with a trip to a fascinating underground world. The largest chamber, the Ważyn Chamber, is located 250m underground and is composed of five segments with a total area of 2,500 m2.  It can be used for banquets, anniversary parties, team-building events, conferences, and training sessions for up to 500 people.

The unique scenery of the Ważyn Chamber and its raw interior will leave visitors with long-lasting memories. For memorable events in Krakow and its surroundings, please contact our local office in Warsaw.