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Top sights in Krakow
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
This tour is perfect for people who would like to see two of Krakows "must sees" in just one day.
Very heart breaking at the first venue should be made compulsory for everyone to ensure that it never happens again
The guide ensured the day ran smoothly. He answered all questions throughout the day - impressed by his knowledge and friendliness
Had an educational day on the horrors of World War 2! A sombre and informative tour. A must for all. Salt Mines well worth a visit - be prepared to delve 135 metres below the surface and for quite a bit of walking! A full day out.
Auswitch-Birkenau was a gripping experience and it was made very informative and respectful by our excellent guide. The sound system provided by the museum could have been better. Our group on the minibus was a good size, the group was to big when it was joined with the second group. The salt mine was very exciting ant the guide there was very funny and told the stories of the mine in a very entertaining way. Again the provided sound system wasn’t the best. The restaurant that we were booked in to for lunch had good food, but would have preferred to have a table in the main restaurant not in the back. But all in all a super day