One of the most interesting things to do in Zabrze, the Kopalnia Guido is coal mine with a history dating back to the 18th century. Along with being a former coal mine, this attraction is a museum too. Owing to its history, the mine holds a cultural heritage. A visit here will take you 320 meters inside the earth’s surface. The highlight of the museum is the incredible AM 50 longwall cutter-loader- Alpina tunneling machine. There are guided tours available in Polish language. If you are up for a thrilling experience amidst drilling sounds, this is a must-visit!
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How to Reach Kopalnia Guido
- Zabrze Skansen Guido Bus Station; Buses: 7, 7N, 23, 47, 111, 19, 199
- Zabrze Park Pileckiego Light Rail Station; Trams: 3
Kopalnia Guido Reviews & Ratings
That was a great experience. The guide was working down there in the past and know every detail. It took arrond 4h. Some time at 170m and more at 350m level. Driving also with the underground hanging train. At the end you can stay at 350m and sit in a bistro. Just go back up by taking the elevator going every 30 minutes.
Interesting place, 2,5h tour with guide for €11. There is a bar 330m below ground. We had a polish guide (english tour was full) so we got information on paper. There was enough info but the translation was bad.
Went on the Polish speaking tour and not being fluent didn't help my case for understanding the intricacies of this mine (don't think an English one was available). It was a daunting at times and wonderful experience, albeit a little bit too long. By the end, we were glad to reach the bar I had been told about 1 hour previously! From what I could gather, our tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. Again, I'm not fluent in Polish but I can guage people's reactions, and they seemed enthralled. It's quite surreal at moments when you have to stoop down to pass through areas. To summarise, I would recommend the tour. Not every day you get to go down over 300m. P.S. Go into the elevators last so you get out first!
Very interesting tour and amazing facts about mining in nineteenth century. There is a restaurant with own underground brew. Tasty local dishes.
Worth to see to better understand Higher Silesia.