With my (Karen) claustrophobia this was one trip I had to miss out on and my apprehension not going down the mine rubbed off on Colin. He told me that he stood at the entrance sucking in the air and doubting himself! His dad and grandad were coal miners and he imagined them both looking down at him laughing.
With that in mind he descended the 800 steps down and all was good. The mine is over 700 years old, up to 327m deep and the tunnels are over 300km in length.
Once down the mine there are vast chambers carved from rock salt including the chapel of St Kinga which is very ornate and hard to believe it is entirely made of salt including the statues and chandeliers.
On the 3km tour there were also underground saline lakes, magnificent structural timber framing, staircases and hand carved statues.
It is not hard to see why this is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and with over 45 million visitors it’s certainly worth a visit.
The salt min cost 18 euros per person to visit and is open each day. The tour takes approx 3 hours. It was easy to park the motorhome as the car park is huge and you can even stay there overnight if you wish.