Last week our Erasmus+ students from Katowice and Zabrze went on two amazing trips.
On the frist day they went to Guido Coal Mine in Zabrze. They explored two excellently preserved mining levels: 170 and 320 metres below the surface. At the 170 level students visited the oldest avaiable region of Guido Coal Mine, saw originall horse stables and learned about the history and role of these animals in mines. They have experienced and felt the dangers that await for the miners working underground thanks to the multimedia effects. At the 320 level they have observed large scale mining machines in operation and rode in the suspended eletric rail - the only rail of this type in the world that has been made available for the tourists!
On the second day they went to Queen Louise Adit in Zabrze. What a wonderful adventure that was! 40 metres below the surface they have travelled through the original mining excavation of the fromer Main Key Heritage Drift and then went on a unique, underground boat trip - during which they met legendary figures of Upper Silesia, such as Treasurer or Utopek.