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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  • Wieliczka salt mines are about an hours drive from Krakow. I would really recommend this tour, and found this more interesting than the salt mines near Salzburg. One has to climb down about 800 odd st...  more »
  • A great excursion, a fascinating walk through the salt cave where something very interesting and amazing meet at every step. Thanks to the salt mine in Wieliczka Cracow at one time acquired considerable influence that has contributed to the development of the city. From Krakow can be reached by train or by bus from the central station.
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  • One of the more awesome place that I've been to. Huge nice detail work in everything. We got a great nice guide that was well prepared and very knowledgeable. The huge auditorium was truly breathtaking.
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  • This is an interesting journey into the history of this area. You'll see lots of interesting exhibits along the way. It's many many steps down, so wear good shoes. There are a couple of stops along the way...buy some salt baths as inexpensive souvenirs. Thankfully, there's a small but functional elevator to return you to the surface. Take a light sweater!
  • I was a little nervous and I'm claustrophobic but was fine...it was a wonderful experience and amazing what they have carved into the salt. The tour guide was hilarious. Temperature was about 16 so not bad at all...there are a few shops inside and area to eat (good food) and to rest. The lift going back up was bad - 9 people in a small iron lift but it was fortunately only about 30 seconds. This is definitely value for money and a must visit
  • Excellent tour in to the mines below wieliczka, very surreal to be below group and an amazing sight to see. The sculptures and carvings are truly outstanding. Would recommend as a visit. Only suggestion to visitors is if going on same day as visiting Auschwitz then try and visit mines first as we visited Auschwitz first so mood was very sombre so maybe didn't appreciate mines as much as we could have
  • An amazing experience, fascinating history, and a beautiful location. I have been lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to have a dinner in one of the rooms. It was a fantastic experience, and I would recommend anyone in the Krakow area to visit the Salt Mine. Some of the rooms are absolutely stunning, and I hope the couple of pictures I uploaded speak for themselves. the atmosphere is intriguing.
  • A must see whilst you're visiting Krakow. The mine exceeded all my expectations and the caverns were stunning and huge. Our guide Sebastian made our tour interesting and funny, thanks Sebastian you couldn't have been a better guide. Visit takes about 2 hours which went very quickly.
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