From a distance it resembles a castle or a prehistoric settlement. When we approach closer, we see that this massive structure filled with blackthorn bundles with salt water running down the structure's wall.

A stroll in the area of the graduation tower is one of the most pleasant forms of inhalation therapies. The natural brine mist that forms in the area of the graduation tower is similar to the that at the seacoast. Thanks to its therapeutic properties it facilitates the treatment of selected chronic respiratory system ailments and disorders of a recurrent nature. The prophylactic properties of the brine aerosol are also relevant. During the whole day our lungs accumulate dust contained in the air we breathe. Prophylactic inhalations permit to cleanse the respiratory tracts and that is why they are also referred to as nebulisation therapy.

The graduation tower constitutes a complementation of the vast number of services provided by the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine, but it may also be an alternative for those persons who would like to take advantage of all the beneficial values of the Wieliczka salt while remaining on the surface. The graduation tower measures 7,500 square meters of surface area and an additional element prepared for those visiting the facility is the 22-meter high observation tower from which one can admire the panorama of the park and mine shafts.

Brine inhalation therapy is applied mainly for treating respiratory system ailments of a chronic and recurring nature, such as:

  • various forms of chronic rhinitis
  • bronchial asthma and allergic respiratory diseases
  • conditions following therapy of acute infections of the respiratory system
  • chronic inflammation of paranasal sinuses
  • chronic laryngitis and eustachitis
  • laryngitis
  • chronic bronchitis
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • occupational diseases and injury of the respiratory tracts due to occupational hazard.

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