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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.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine began operations in the 13th century, and is the oldest salt mine in the world still in operation.
You can now take tours of parts of the mine, and wonder at underground lakes, intricate salt carvings, and the salt chapels.
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.
The salt mines are open to tourists for tours Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
Tours last roughly three hours, allowing you to enjoy an extensive look at the mines, learn about their history and see the cultural attractions.
- When should I visit?Tours available Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
- Is it expensive?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 thereBy train, head to the Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia train station, or take the 304 bus to Wieliczka Kopalnia Soli.
- Additional information** 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
Loved the salt mines and our guide was very amusing along with his vast knowledge
The museum does a good job of bringing the scale of what went on here to life. We had a very informative English speaking guide for the museum and our driver to and from the museum was excellent.
We went on an early trip which was great, pick up 7:30am which he was there for on time, he knew English well and introduced him self as Greg. He got us to the venue in plenty of time so we were able to have a break before going in. The salt mines them self are a must see! they are beautiful and breathe taking however if you do need to pay 10 zloty to take photos. The driver was waiting for us when we came out of the mine and we left prompt once all passenger came back. Tour lasted around 4.5 hours from pick up to drop off with the pick up location being easy to find (with a nice view of wawel castle)
Fantastic opportunity! was abit rushed as we had 1 guide for 37 people, which was abit too much for the guide as people kept disappearing so we spent most of the time waiting for these to be found. Also, could you mention that one has to walk over 400 steps down and to use the lift down, one has to pay extra. For those who with health problems , it helps to get prepared. Thank you to the lady that took us round, very funny and experienced.
We booked the tour one week in advance and when we got there, it was easy to find the info tour, approx. 100 m down the road from the mine entrance. The woman guiding us was very professional, she told us stories about old family miners, we had visual effects in some areas of the mine, giving a very entertaining note to the tour.