Next we went to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which opened in the 13th century and was mined for table salt until the 1990s. We descended 378 steps into the mine, where we saw salt carvings such as this one of Nicolaus Copernicus (Mikołaj Kopernik in his Polish home), which the miners made in salt during their . . . down time? Lunch hour? I’d love to know. Here, our guide is using a flashlight to show us how translucent the salt carving is.
Photo taken at: Wieliczka Salt Mine