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Bochnia[1] is one of the oldest towns in Lesser Poland Lowland in southern Poland, situated around 40 kilometres southeast of Kraków. The major attraction is the oldest functioning salt mine in Europe (since the middle of 13th century, although it's being closed now, except for the historic part still open for touristic reasons). Old town has still magic atmosphere.

Get in

There is very good bus connection between Bochnia and nearest large cities. Bochnia is located on the highway Krakow - Przemyśl. Very easy to get there by bus from Krakow, Tarnow or Rzeszow Airport.

Trains to and from Krakow leave every hour and cost around 10 PLN (depending on the kind of train).

Get around


  • Salt Mine[2] From 12th - 13th century, smaller than Wieliczka's one, but not less interesting. Called sometimes underground town because of its size. Chambers measure 4,5 kilometres in length at 16 different levels. One of the chambers was converted into a sanatorium and you can spend a night there inhaling salt or something. Ticket to the mine is around 30 PLN, for a night stay 60 PLN (night stay include additional attractions like a ride an underground train or 140 metre chute). There is also a restaurant supposedly located lowermost in the world.
  • St. Nicholas Basilica
  • Old town






There are few hotels in and around Bochnia[3]

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