TRIP NO 10
INDUSTRIAL MONUMENTS ROUTE:
GUIDO - NIKISZOWIEC MINE
Guido Mine is a unique attraction in Europe. It was founded in 1855 and after exploitation period it acted as the experimental mine and drainage node. It is the flagship facility of Industrial Monuments Route, a place of unique events and remarkable attractions. Tourists go to the levels 170, 320 and K8 zone with a railway shaft. So we can see the deepest tourist route in a coal mine in Europe and dine in the pub situated probably the most deeply in the world. Mine galleries lead visitors to large, brick chambers containing a rich exhibition of mining tools, lamps, emergency equipment and interesting geological exposition. Level 320 offers the only in Europe suspended mine train made available for tourism. Tourists are provided with a mining helmet, a lamp and will see how a mighty road header works, pass along the unique 300 tonne container for raw coal or descend into the pit and touch "black carbon mine".
"Pearl in the Crown" - Nikiszowiec estate in Katowice is a must stop of the trip. You can feel the extraordinary mining community in the phenomenal development of the mining settlement. The place was the background for many films on Upper Silesia among the others "Salt of the Black Earth" by Kazimierz Kutz.
Sightseeing: Year-round entrance. Guido Mine is not open on selected public holidays and Mondays. Reservation required. The entrance to individual zones dependent on age.
Nikiszowiec Estate is available all year, free of charge.
Price: PLN 14-38 (prices depend on the number of objects and attractions, age and number of sightseeing participants).
Distance from the hotel: MINE 63.2 km (GPS: 18º 47' 29" E 50º 17' 23" N). Address: ul. 3 Maja 93, 41-800 Zabrze. NIKISZOWIEC 48.4 km (GPS: 19º 08' 073" E 50º 24' 423" N)
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