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Underground cathedral (Wieliczka Salt Mines)

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Bilder in der Nähe von Poland


A: Wieliczka Kaplica św. Kingi‎

von Maciej G. Szling, weniger als 10 Meter entfernt

Wieliczka Kaplica św. Kingi‎

B: Poland, Wieliczka, Salt Mine Muzeum, The Treasurer

von Thomas Blanket, 10 Meter entfernt

Poland, Wieliczka, Salt Mine Muzeum, The Treasurer

E: Wieliczka Szyb Daniłowicza

von Maciej G. Szling, 10 Meter entfernt

Wieliczka Szyb Daniłowicza

F: The Stanisław Staszic Chamber

von Jakub Hruska, 40 Meter entfernt

'Stanisław Staszic - versatile man of the Polish Enlightenment, outstanding geologist' says the inscr...

The Stanisław Staszic Chamber

G: Kopalnia Soli "Wileiczla" / Wieliczka Salt Mine

von Justyna Jegorow, 70 Meter entfernt

Kinga Holy Grotto of the hand-carved bas-reliefs in the foreground "Last Supper" of Leonardo da Vinci...

Kopalnia Soli "Wileiczla" / Wieliczka Salt Mine

H: Wieliczka - Park Królowej Kingi

von Adam Czapla, 90 Meter entfernt

Wieliczka - Park Królowej Kingi

I: Wieliczka - Park Królowej Kingi

von Adam Czapla, 150 Meter entfernt

Wieliczka - Park Królowej Kingi

J: St. Clement's Church - aerial view

von Leszek Cuper, 300 Meter entfernt

St. Clement's Church - aerial view

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Text by Steve Smith.

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