are proud to have our footsteps printed in the History of
human need for salt has shaped the World History.
Civilizations rose in Europe, Africa,
India, and the
around rich salt deposits. In
many places salt was so precious and in such a demand that it
was minted into coins that were as valuable as gold.
was known then as “White Gold”
salt has become an inexpensive and readily available commodity
that is taken for granted by most people. One
of very unusual salt uses is making lamps and candles, often
called Organic Lights, as they are made by Nature and
harnessed by people.
very unique craftsmanship originated in Poland,
where salt mining tradition goes back over 700 years.
the 13th century, the Wieliczka Royal Salt Mine
has been operating continuously, establishing itself as one of
the top tourist attractions in the world.
subterranean city of salt, including a salt mine, the
world’s largest underground church, a historical museum of
mining technology and amateur art, a dazzling show of natural
phenomena and even active sports courts. The only underground
hospital in the world can be found here 136 meters (446 feet) below the
surface. The hospital’s origins date goes back to the early
19th century, when doctors observed that there were
virtually no medical cases of asthma, bronchitis, allergies,
or any other respiratory ailments among the Wieliczka salt
miners. Since 1964, with the support of medical professionals,
thousands of patients have already experienced the amazing