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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
+48 12 278 73 02
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As featured in Daytrips from Krakow
Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Wieliczka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Specialty Museums, Caverns/ Caves, Mines, Bodies of Water
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Salt Mines are about half hour drive from Krakow, in a little village called Wieliczka.You can also catch a train from the main railway station... more »
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Vilseck, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Recently visited the salt mines after not being there since I was a small child. Still loved it. We had a great tour guild who was very informative. New section of the mine opened to the public 2 months ago. Short drive from the center of Krakow. There are quite a bit of stairs on the way down. There is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit (although I still prefer the Colombian salt mine), but the 3 hour tour could last only 1.5 hours instead. At some point, seeing more salt statues do not add much to the visit. If you never been to a salt mine, I strongly suggest you to do so.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Excellent trip, awesome sculptures but might not suit a claustrophobic. The guides were really good and there is food and drink available down there if you get peckish

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Skipton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is not a visit for people with poor mobility as there are a significant number of steps and a lot of walking and standing involved. The actual mines are amazing and if you get a good guide as we did, you will thoroughly enjoy the visit and you will be amazed at the intricacy of the carvings and the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

As another reviewer has mentioned, this is a great place to visit when it's rainy outside, as you spend about three hours in the mine out of the elements. We went with See Krakow tours, which we booked at Atlantis hostel in the Jewish quarter, even though we did not stay there. The mine has been fitted out as a... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was one of the planned destination to our trip to Krakow. We took the public transport (I think route number 304, 4zl per person) from Krakow city to the salt mine. The bus had to make several stops on the way and was crowded. The journey took around an hour, but I reckon could be quicker by taxi. The... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You need to be quite fit to enjoy a tour around the Salt Mine. At the start of the visit you descend a staircase of several hundred steps then you walk a fair distance through several caverns. To begin with I found this attraction to be a little kitschy, having the feel of a Disney theme park. It does get... More

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Vroomshoop, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My mother was unable to visit the mine due to the fact that you have to book beforehand your visit with a wheelchair, plus pay extra for entering (you pay the regular entrance fee and the wheelchair fee -- am I wrong, or is this just ricidulous!!!). The visit was very interesting, with the endless salt corridors, sculptures and amazing... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Although it is simply a salt mine, the carved cathedrals and chapels in the salt mine are unlike anything else I've seen in my travels. I recommend it to anyone, it is truly beautiful the way the light reflects off of the gray salt crystals. It's stunning in person. The feats of human ingenuity and creativity are really impressive. I'd... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Went here with friends for the late afternoon tour which we really enjoyed. The salt mine is a labyrinth of tunnels and caves and galleries of which the tourist only sees a small fraction. It is quite a long way down by stairs to view the 3 out of 9 levels which comprise the tour but is well worth the... More

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