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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  • Maybe I have a little over the top in the title, but go up to 135 underground it's not every day. Nice, charming, excellent organisation, the old combined with the new. I have booked with a package tour, which actually organizes the trip to get to and from the mine, as the actual tour inside with Italian help is included in the ticket that you can buy on the spot. So if you want to save some money you can go by car, see bus, without needing anyone. To check the time when I went were for the Italian the 13.10
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  • Hi does any time I was visiting this attraction which is not exploited as salt mine since 1998, ending his activity with the horse that I retired in 2002. Pre-paid photos can be removed 10 zloty (but remember) am not going to comment on this... that each draw their conclusions. It is worth taking pictures by the amazing shapes and forms that has mine. Recommended 100%. There is the option of choosing alternative visit upon reservation. There is a lift where disabled people can get off, but possibly miss the explanations that the guide makes during the descent of 800 steps (from affordable to bajitos height). Duration of activity: 2 hours. At the end of the visit there is a lift which you climb to the surface. Recommendations for major cities in Poland: 1 - pay in local currency, Zloty, since change that apply in shops and restaurants is usually not good, so I always pay without conversion. At some restaurants, the option of conversion into euros, after having typed the pin, appears so I recommend that tarry with the tpv either visualicéis the screen to verify that you choose payment in PLN (usually the upper left button). 2-Google does not have well-connected timetables and means of transport of the city so I recommend two options: 2.1. Download an application like über (works great) / Mytaxi/iTaxi /... to move by the city. 2.2 download the app from the city or means of transport of the city where you're having built-in schedules and connections (form preferred poles, because it leaves them cheaper) having a car in Poland is expensive. Both the fuel and the parking lot, like taxes, are high. 2.3 salt resort and crawl two streets. You will find authentic lost jewelry, authentic in the early days, really the difference of prices in dishes that you will serve as a reference. In Krakow and Wroclaw, it is often not included the service of 10-15% of the service on the Bill, but in Warsaw, if they tend to put it at the end of Bill, look to not let you double Tip If it is your desire. 2.4 eye with bureaux de change that just publishing a change (the seller) price! The houses of change more "honest" publishing change (lowest) buyer and seller (the highest) in the door to can compare. 2.5 * is one of the best views of Krakow for free from the terrace of the Conservatory of music, Świętego Tomasza 43, 31-027 Kraków search in google, Conservatory of music (this 7 minutes away from the town centre), you enter directly, all the way to the left where are the elevators, climbs to the last plant, and go through the two terraces. It is an ideal place for a drink at the student price.! Recommended I hope have helped with my opinion to the traveller
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  • 3 km below ground up to 135 meters between the tunnels of grey salt. Actually the 300 km tunnels are. The mine is no longer active for 22 years. Guide in Italian. The Cathedral is a marvel. All built with salt. The illuminated Alabaster Madonna looks. The drops of the chandeliers, which are also for sale! And the atmosphere is clean and healthy. To see!
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  • It's a bit of a trek and were weren't sure it'd be worth it but really glad we went. I came here with my 3 year old son and husband. We didn't realize we were committing to a two hour tour but my son did a great job and he also had the ability to have a snack while down there. It does in fact get a little cool down there but we weren't freezing. There is a bit of a walk down, although I think there is an elevator if you need handicap access. You do the tour with a group and they make sure you stay with them. You're also given an audio/radio so you can listen to the guide regardless of how close you are to her. Really engaging tour with a lot of neat sites to see. Of course you're also taken through a few gift shops along the way. The process to exit was annoying as you had to board a little train to be taken to the elevator. So just budget time to exit because it's not an immediate process. Also, when you do exit, you're taken out at a different spot and it's a little walk back to the entrance in case you need anything (we needed to get our stroller). We didn't have a problem getting a taxi back into town.
  • Went there in 2017 as part of an Educational Tour (Holocaust Theme - Auschwitz, Krakow, Budapest, Prague, Berlin, etc.) and this place might have been the only place without a dark history. Friendly guides who spoke very good English in Nutcracker Suits (red, white & black). We’re told it maintains reasonable temperature all year round so quite a refuge from the outside in the peak of summer or winter. We even picked up some souvenirs (colored salt stones from a nearby mine that’s still active). If you’re in Eastern Europe, you should stop by!
  • Second time I've been here. Every time I had fun. It's a great place to visit, but always very crowded outside the main building. Don't let that shock you off. Once inside they have a strict policy on group size for safety reasons. The guides are very well educated and know a lot of details. They will tell you lots of cool stuff about the history of the mine and bring the tours with a healthy dose of humour. Twirling down the stairs is very cool. Would visit again when I'm visiting Poland in the future.
  • It's great!! But be careful if your knees aren't of the healthiest. You get to walk down 800 circular stairs at the beginning of the tour. I got myself dizzy and weak on knees. But other than that it was splendid. Very interesting stuff you can see inside and some chambers and 3 lakes have spectacular view. Totally recommend to anyone with working knees. Oh it's quite cold down there. Get some jacket or a scarf.
  • Unique salt mine of the world in Poland. 327 m deep and 287 km long! These beautiful carvings are made of salt. The salt has been used to cure respiratory diseases. This place is worthy for a visit!
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