Wieliczka Salt Mine

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  • Address: Wieliczka Salt Mine, Ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka, Poland, Krakow
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +48-122787302
  • Ticket Price: 75 PLN
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Mine, Historical Site, Statue, Family And Kids

Wieliczka Salt Mine - Review

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Usually from a cultural and artistic standpoint all a mine does is to provide the materials for something else. The Wieliczka Salt Mine goes beyond that. Begun in the 13th century AD, the mine was active till 2007 and at that time it was one of the world’s oldest operating mines. Over the course of time it was also extensively mined for salt, and it is over 287 kilometres long. Its long operation and size mean it has seen changes in mining from the medieval era onwards to the most recent mining techniques. This makes it perfect to learn the history of mining and the development of mining techniques. That’s not just interesting to mining enthusiasts but to human progress, science and technology as a whole. But as mentioned before, the Salt Mine goes beyond just being a mine. There are underground natural wonders aplenty, but over here nature has met its match at the hands of the humans. Located underground in the mine shafts, carved out of salt are statues, sculptures, chandeliers, and works of art, three chapels, a cathedral and he walls themselves. The sheer effort and ingenuity is mind boggling and that is reason enough for a visit, apart from the fact that it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is known as the tourist route. And it’s not all the mine has to offer, the miner’s route gives a hands on, interactive learning experience to working in a mine, where visitors learn to become amateur miners under the guidance of a Foreman.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Information

  • Wear comfortable shoes, there will be a lot of walking to do. Dress as if you are going hiking, especially if you join the miner’s route.
  • Each tour lasts three hours. If you time them right you can do both in one day. Preferably complete the miner’s tour in the morning, before you’ve had lunch.
  • The mine has plenty of steps and climbs; don’t go if you have health issues.
  • The miner’s route is a physically exertive tour, you need to do mining tasks so be prepared to work hard and sweat.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited.
  • Tickets sell out early, so reserve them.
  • Do not arrive late. The tours begin on time.
  • The miner’s route does not overlap with the tourist route. Do not assume you can buy tickets to one and experience both.
  • The elevators are quite claustrophobic; they were built for mining efficiency, not tourists.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Ticket Prices

Tourist Route

  • Adult : 75 Zloty, Children above 4, students up to age 26 (with valid school ID) and disabled tourists (including assistants) : 60 Zloty.
  • Family (Two adults, two children between the ages of 4 and 16) : 210 Zloty .

Miner’s Route

  • Adult : 76 Zloty, Children above 4, students up to age 26 (with valid school ID) and disabled tourists (including assistants) : 64 Zloty.
  • Family (Two adults, two children between the ages of 10 and 16) – 216 Zloty.

How To reach Wieliczka Salt Mine by Public Transport

  • Take a train from the Main Railway Station in Krakow (Dworzec GÅ‚ówny) to the Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia train station.

Restaurants Near Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • The mine has two restaurants. The Grand Sal is above ground and serves Polish dishes. There is a tavern underground, also with Polish cuisine that comes at the end of the tourist route.

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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine Address: Wieliczka Salt Mine, Ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka, Poland, Krakow
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine Contact Number: +48-122787302
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine Price: 75 PLN
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  • 95% of people who visit Krakow include Wieliczka Salt Mine in their plan

  • 33.18% of people start their Wieliczka Salt Mine visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow Reviews

  • 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.

  • To be honest, it's fairly boring. Like, I understand it might be historically important or something like that, but realistically you will spend your time poking walls made out of salt, different kinds of salt. I'd say if you have a spare day in Poland you can probably find something more fun to do, like stare at a wall or just walk around in circles til bed time. Look you might enjoy it, I'm fairly sure at least one kid in our group had fun, but when the tour guide asked us if we wanted to do a either tour of another part of the mine or go back to the surface it was a unanimous vote to leave.

  • 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.

  • It's a must see when you go to Krakow. Getting to know a salt mine that has over 200 tunnels, 49 chapels and it's thousand of kilometers long and centuries old it's such a remarkable experience. The tour is about 2h long and it's very informative. After the tour, don't rush yourself to get the lift back to the top - take the "museum" tour instead. This is not exactly a museum tour, you will get to see many areas that are not shown in the regular tour, such as the newest chapel, some other chambers, a maquete of the mine and an area with more of the cauliflower salt covering the whole room.

  • A great experience! Much more interesting and involved than expected. Fully guided. Lots of stairs down, 2km of walking and a lift back up. Not physically challenging. Highly recommend!

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