Wieliczka Salt Mine
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5 Things To Know about the Wieliczka Salt Mine

One of Poland's top tourist attractions, a world-class monument and one of UNESCO's World Culture and Natural Heritage sites. Here's a little bit of history about the mine, and what to expect when you visit.

Original Purpose

The Wieliczka Salt Mine began operations in the 13th century, and is the oldest salt mine in the world still in operation.

Tourist routes

You can now take tours of parts of the mine, and wonder at underground lakes, intricate salt carvings, and the salt chapels.

Health resort

Using the medicinal properties of the enviroment, an innovative treatment therapy has been created in the mine resort with a number of wonderful health benefits.


You can choose to stay in the mine in one of the wonderful hotels - enjoying the benefits of the clean air and calming atmosphere.


Make sure to check what events are on when you visit - if you time it right you can see Europe's oldest mining orchestra, or some live salt sculpture making.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Our Tips

What are the opening hours?

The salt mines are open to tourists for tours Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

How long do tours last?

Tours last roughly three hours, allowing you to enjoy an extensive look at the mines, learn about their history and see the cultural attractions.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Tours available Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
  • What is the price?
    A non-Polish adult ticket is 79PLN, which is about $21.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    By train, head to the Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia train station, or take the 304 bus to Wieliczka Kopalnia Soli.
  • Additional tips
    ** Discount tickets are available for groups and for families. | Make sure you wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes! There are 800 steps to climb!*

What People Are Saying About Wieliczka Salt Mine

From pick up to drop off totally outstanding

Driver arrived on time and was very pleasant.The salt mines are amazing a fantasic visit with also fantastic guide Mya. Very comfortable vehicle for travel.

Excellent transport, guides, information given - would recommend.

The day started with a pick up from our hotel in a luxury mini bus. We got a lot of interesting information from an on board video during the journey. Excellent guides giving us clear instructions when we arrived. The security queue was quite long when we arrived but nobody minded as we understand the reasons for this. Excellent guide and headphone information. Very poignant 3 hour trip. Have been 6 times now as we take groups to Kraków - this trip never fails to make a massive impact on us every time we visit.

Auschwitz was great, saltmines not worth while

We felt overwelmed about the auschwitz trip. It was very interesting and well Organized. The saltmines trip was pretty boring. It was taking to Long and the information wasn't really interesting. You van better use this time for renting a bike and exploring the City.

trip was good organization simply was not there

I was supposed to be contacted to be informed of the time they would pick me up. No one did. I called the local office and no reply during the working hours. I had to contact the main office, which they said to be ready half an hour earlier and call the local office. I did not expect that
Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow Reviewed by NIKOS, 09/06/2016

Long day with a lot of walking, but well worth it. Friendly informati

Long day with a lot of walking, but well worth it. Friendly informative tour guides.

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