Wieliczka Salt Mine, Wieliczka

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Discover an underground world of dark pits and chambers made from salt at Wieliczka Salt Mine. A short drive southeast of Krakow, this mine, included on the World Heritage List, produced table salt continuously for over seven centuries. Operation finally shut down in 2007. Today you can see dozens of statues, chapels, and cathedrals exquisitely hand carved by generations of miners. An important national monument, the mine draws over a million domestic and foreign visitors each year. Entry is by guided tour only, so buy your tickets well in advance. Make Wieliczka Salt Mine a centerpiece of your Wieliczka vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Wieliczka online travel planner.
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  • Easy to get to by bus from Krakow, we booked in advance which is probably recommended as different language speaking tours depart at different times. Tour guide was very professional, tour was... 
    Easy to get to by bus from Krakow, we booked in advance which is probably recommended as different language speaking tours depart at different times. Tour guide was very professional, tour was...  more »
  • Very intresting trip. Well organized. Maybe a bit to long for small children. Mamy stairs, but only going down :) intresting tales of the guide. Many languages offered. 
    Very intresting trip. Well organized. Maybe a bit to long for small children. Mamy stairs, but only going down :) intresting tales of the guide. Many languages offered.  more »
  • The most beautiful thing to see in Krakow, no question. Our tour guide was extremely informative and knowledgeable answering any questions asked of her. The tour had enough time for any images or W/C....  more
    The most beautiful thing to see in Krakow, no question. Our tour guide was extremely informative and knowledgeable answering any questions asked of her. The tour had enough time for any images or W/C....  more »
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  • Today my father and I went there (04-09-2019) and we enjoyed our visit. It's a wonderful place. The church is absolutely amazing and the lake itself is beautiful as well. We just loved it! It's probably one of the best attractions in Poland 🇵🇱. We're the visitors from Dublin, Ireland 🇮🇪
  • Overall great experience here. I took the English tour and it was very enjoyable. It is a very high traffic attraction so keep that in mind. It took about two hours to do our tour of the mine. You only get to see a fraction of this beautiful place, but nonetheless it is worth while going. I highly recommend getting a tour while in Krakow!!!
  • Nice tourist spot. Booked the tickets in advance over the website with no problem. This is important to do in advance as individual tourist need to take a guided tour and you should have a look in advance on which time slot you would like to take. The tour is interesting visiting the tourist route through the Wieliczka salt mine. It contains multiple underground chapels and further rooms where salt was mined back in the days.
  • Definitely one of the best experiences for families in Poland. Easy logistics from Krakow. Unique atmosphere. Beautiful underground halls. As for things to be improved. Part of halls were closed due to covid, it took 30 min to exit, and guide in Russians could be better.
  • Fantastic place to see for something definitely out of the ordinary. Proven artists as well as miners worked here judging by chapels, statues etc. Chandeliers made from salt crystals - it makes you wonder how they knew where to start. You like art in any form you'll find it fascinating here.

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