Bochnia Salt Mine (Hotel Sutoris)

The Bochnia Salt Mine in Bochnia, Poland is one of the oldest salt mines in the world and the oldest one in Poland. The mine was established between the 12th and 13th centuries after salt was first discovered in Bochnia and became part of the Royal mining company zupy krakowskie (Krakow salt works).

The mine was closed some time after World War I. In 1981 it was declared a heritage monument. The site is one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments (Pomnik historii), as designated October 6, 2000 and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.

The mine shafts measure 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) in length at about 330–468 metres in depth below the surface, at 16 levels.

In 2013 the mine was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as an extension of the Wieliczka Salt Mine inscription of 1978.

  • Mine de sel de Bochnia
  • Bochnia, Hotel über dem Salzbergwerk mit Förderturm
  • Bochnia-Uzdrowisko kopalni soli
  • Kopalnia Sutoris
  • Sala gimanstyczna pod ziemią w kopalni soli w Bochni


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    Wieliczka Salt Mine

    The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland, lies within the Krakow metropolitan area. Opened in the 13th century, the mine produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world's oldest salt mines in operation. Throughout, the Royal mine was run by the Zupy krakowskie Salt Mines company.