We invite you to celebrate the social dinner in the unique Wieliczka Salt Mine on August 31st.

The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is one of the most valuable monuments of material and spiritual culture in Poland. Each year it is visited by more than one million tourists from all over the world. It is also a world class monument, featuring among twelve objects on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.

For literally hundreds of years tourists all over the world have enjoyed the underground wonders of Wieliczka’s Salt Mine and that is why we have also planned for you a breath-taking tour along ancient chambers and chapels in which almost everything around is made from rock salt, including the tiled floors, chandeliers, sculptures and stringy stalactites hanging down from the ceiling.

Be prepared to do some walking (bring extra comfortable, anti-sliding shoes) and bear in mind that the mine is a constant 15 degrees Centigrade, so bring a jacket or a mantle. As it is a mine, some corridors and passages may be narrow, so consider it carefully if you are claustrophobic.

As for the transport to Wieliczka, we will leave together by buses parked outside of Krakow Technology Park. On Thursday all workshops finish at about 16:45. Then you will have about half an hour for refreshment. You may want to take an extra outfit and change during the break, to feel more comfortable in fresh clothes after a whole day of workshops. The estimated time of departure to Wieliczka is 17:15. As for the journey back to Krakow, the buses will drop you in the city center.

If you want to endear yourself to the guides, memorise the wonderful words Szczęść Boże (shtench boes-yuh); this essential, unpronounceable bit of miner’s lingo effectively means ‘God be with you’ and substitutes for Dzień dobry (‘hello’) when underground.

Then 125 meters underground you will enjoy our social dinner as well as 1-hour tour.

The ticket for this “not-to-be-missed” evening includes:

  • entrance fees to the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • the 3 course meal
  • 2 glasses of wine
  • 1 hour guided tour
  • transport to Wieliczka and back to Kraków

During the dinner ENoLL will formally introduce the 11th wave to the ENoLL community and present the award for the Best Living Lab Project 2016.

Registration for the Social Dinner will open with conference registrations.

You can read more about the „Wieliczka” Salt Mine on the official website.