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The entry of the mine and other post-mining objects located mainly in Tarnowskie Góry, as well as in parts of Bytom and Zbrosławice, on the most important list of monuments of our globe, took place on 9 July in Krakow, during the 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee.
This honorable title acted like a magnet for tourists. In the following weeks, the object bursting at the seams – there were so many tourists that the mine even had to extend the opening hours. On the first weekend of August, over 1,200 people passed through the mine. It was a record of the season.
From the beginning of July to the end of August, the Historic Silver Mine was visited by around 26 thousand. people. If we divide this number for two months, we will have an average of 417 people per day.
Throughout 2017, 85,656 people visited the Antique Silver Mine, which is 15.4 percent more than in 2016. There has not been such a turnout since 1999. The 2016 year was also a great success for the mine. It was then visited by nearly 78,000 people. people. A similar result was noted by the object for the last time in 2002.
Similar, though smaller than in 2016, the result of the visit was recorded by the Black Trout Adit. The object was visited in 2017 by over 41 thousand. people. In total, the industrial monuments of Tarnowskie Góry undergrounds were visited by nearly 131 thousand. people.
It is estimated that in the following year, since the entry of the object into the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, tourist traffic increases by an average of 30 percent. Managing the mine, the Association of Tarnogórska Land Lovers counts that another record will be broken this year.