As the brightest jewel in Wieliczka's crown, the caves were proudly displayed to visitors, for whom a special railway was built. Unfortunately, the lure of these spectacular polycrystals was so great that many have been removed over the years.

Wieliczka's fame meant that the mine already attracted a stream of visitors hundreds of years before the concepts of tourism or World Heritage were invented. Wieliczka welcomes us to marvel at its treasures, a monument to the work of Man and Nature.