Moreover, Wieliczka's fame as a unique example of the ingenuity of Man and Nature in awesome combination, meant that the mine already attracted a stream of visitors hundreds of years before the concepts of tourism or World Heritage were invented.
Wieliczka is not just a place to work but rather a way of life.
Well, in fact, “royal salt” would be a better name, since Polish mineral deposits were traditionally the property of Polish kings.
Although humidity is critical in the Crystal Caves, dissolving and destroying the sharp-edged crystals, water can also make the rock salt grow.
Salt flowers, stalagtites, hairlike growths and cauliflower salt all thrive on moisture.
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