Underground Attractions
Underground attractions in Poland
Underground attractions in Poland
Underground attractions in Poland

Going underground

There is a surprising number of underground attractions in Poland with some real gems to be discovered including 17 mines, 9 cave systems, tunnels, dungeons, medieval cellars and even a city.

Some of the most notable underground attractions in Poland include:

  1. Wieliczka Salt Mine: located in the town of Wieliczka, this mine is one of the oldest in Europe, with a history dating back to the 13th century. Visitors can take a tour of the mine, which includes a visit to the underground chapel, sculptures and an underground lake.

  2. Krakow's Underground Museum: located in the heart of Krakow, this museum offers visitors a glimpse of the city's hidden underground. It includes a visit to the medieval cellars, an underground marketplace, and a WWII bunker.

  3. Underground City of Osówka: located in the Sudeten mountains, this underground complex was built by the Germans during WWII as a secret weapons factory. Visitors can take a tour of the underground tunnels, and learn about the history of the complex and its role during the war.

  4. Twardowski's Cave: located in the Karkonosze Mountains, this cave offers visitors a chance to explore one of the longest and most beautiful caves in Poland. The cave is known for its impressive rock formations, underground lakes and rivers.

  5. The Riese Complex: located near the town of Walim, this underground complex was built by the Nazis during WWII, and it is one of the largest underground structures in Europe. Visitors can take a tour of the underground tunnels, and learn about the history of the complex and its purpose during the war.

These are just a few examples of the many underground attractions that Poland has to offer. It's worth noting that some of the tours may require a certain level of physical fitness or mobility.

Haunted tunnels

There’s plenty of underground attractions for ghost & ghoul hunters to explore. A favourite haunt are the cellars beneath the market square in Sandomierz where you may meet the ghost of Halina Krepianka who was rumoured to be both beautiful and brave or for those who like their ghosts to be benevolent, the tunnels beneath Chelm are rumoured to be home to a nasty spirit named Bieluch.

Beneath the city of Krakow and housed within the underground corridors of the market square, you will find a museum; which showcases how the city looked and felt during the Middle Ages complete with stone roads with potholes made by cart wheels during the 13th century. Learn more about the Krakow Main Market Square Underground Museum and book tickets for a tour.

Underground attractions in Poland

Make your descent to 64 meters below the surface of Krakow for a guided tour of one of the most popular World Heritage sites in Poland. Wander through chambers, see underground lakes, shrines and salty monuments in one of the oldest UNESCO-listed salt mines!

 

Discover the secrets of modern and medieval Krakow with a guided tour of the Rynek Underground Museum. Discover Krakow’s rich world of legends, secrets, witches, and its history in the Inquisition.