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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.

Accommodation

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

Attractions

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

Fantastic really enjoyed it gd value for money

Not overly impressed with the salt mine guide spoke to quite you couldn't really hear much information about the place

Super Saver: Auschwitz Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 02/11/2017

A great experience. Guide was very good and tour was well explined

Very interesting tour. A must for visitors to Krakow. lots of history that you wouldnever expect to find in a salt mine

Brings to life all you have heard of and read about.

Two trips you have to put on your list when visiting Krakow. Both trips were excellent and well organised. I would have liked some time in Auschwitz to take it all in and reflect.

Punctual pick up, really interesting location

What an amazing place to visit with salt-carved statues, chapels, lakes, beautiful scenes and even crystal chandeliers made from salt. Lots of information about the history of the mine and production processes too. Great guide around the museum and punctual pick up. Great trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Krakow Reviewed by Brian, 12/13/2016

Great tour, but next day I couldn't walk

really good trip. Luxury minicoach arrived right on time. the driver was courteous and helpful. 30 minute journey from Krakow to Wieliczka, where we were met at the coach by a guide, who took us to the mine, escorted us through the check-in, and then handed us over to the Official Guide, Lucy, who was very good. Her English was very good and she explained everything clearly with humour and patience. There is a lot of walking on this tour and there are 378 steps to descend to the first level, and another 160 to the second level. Its not a trip for the unfit, or anyone lacking mobility.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Krakow Reviewed by Robert, 12/10/2016

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