Dragon Swing: Lindy Underground 2021

Thursday, December 30, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022

  • Thursday, December 30, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 - Sunday, November 14, 2021
  • Thursday, November 25, 2021 - Sunday, November 28, 2021
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THREE DRAGONS IN 2021
Dragon Swing Festival is one of the largest international Lindy Hop events in Europe. After a long pandemic break, we are back! 3 days of dance workshops and 4 nights of parties with amazing swing bands, such as Lazy Swingers Band, The Schwings Band, and Heart of Dixie.

Having in mind your safety, and due to the government restrictions, we decided to make some organizational changes. Instead of one big event, we plan to organize 3 smaller events, each one with the main party in the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

First Dragon: 11-14 November 2021
Second Dragon: 25-28 November 2021
Third Dragon: 30 December 2021 - 2 January 2022 (we celebrate New Year's Eve!)

STAY SAFE

The organizers make every effort to ensure that participation in the festival is safe for everyone.

According to the current restrictions that apply in our country, places for dancing operate in a sanitary regime. There is a limit of 150 people.

The limit does not apply to the people fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The organizers strongly recommend having a current EU Covid Certificate.

In case of changing the rules of organizing dance events in our country, the registrations of people without a valid certificate may be canceled without the possibility of a refund.

“Wieliczka” Salt Mine

ul. Daniłowicza 10, Wieliczka

Every year about a million tourists from all over the world visit the famous Wieliczka Salt mine to admire the historical chambers hewn from the living rock salt, as well as salt sculptures, brine lakes, and underground chapels.

A legend assigns the discovery of salt in Wieliczka to Kinga, wife of Kraków monarch Boleslaus the Modest (Bolesław Wstydliwy). They say that the Hungarian princess received a salt mine as a dowry while still based in her homeland. Leaving Hungary, she dropped her engagement ring into its pit. When she arrived in Poland, she had her servants dig a shaft, and they retrieved the ring in the first lump of salt that was mined from there.

In fact, salt had been already been mined in Wieliczka between 3500 and 2500 BC. The 13th century marked the most vibrant development of the mine. By the Middle Ages, it was already providing not only a plentiful source of income, but also a tourist attraction. The list of visitors opens with the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus, while later guests included Fryderyk Chopin and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Currently, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the world’s few mining sites in continuous operation since the Middle Ages, is visited by around a million tourists a year. The historical chambers lying at depths ranging from 64 m to 135 m (210 to 444 ft) connected by about 2 km (1.2 mi) of passageways allow us to marvel at natural decorations: stalactites and stalagmites, salt figures and brine lakes, as well as post-exploitation pits, former mining devices, and subterranean chapels, including the most famous one: that of St Kinga. In 1978, the Wieliczka mine was inscribed on the original list of UNESCO World Heritage.

Practical information
Visits only in groups with a guide. Having purchased tickets, individual tourists await the assignment of a guide.
Individual tourists: for ticket prices and opening hours check here.
Groups should make a reservation in advance for guide services in Polish or foreign languages via the Tourist Traffic Organisation Division by phone, email or fax.

Covering the entire tourist route lasts around three hours.

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