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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 3 attractions in Wieliczka
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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Muenster, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

After I visited the Hallein Salt Mine in Salzburg, I thought any other salt mine museum couldn't be better. Due to the winter closure I couldn't visit it again during my East-Europe trip, I made the Wieliczka Salt Mine as an alternative. We arrived there late but luckily caught the last English guided tour. The world underground really amazed me... More

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Jaragua Do Sul, SC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Well... it´s a salt mine, the greatest in the world and it´s still working. The mine is not far from Kraków (about 1h drive; we took a tour). It´s very interesting to hear the stories of the old times and see all sorts of sculptures made of salt. For me, the highlight was the church that is built inside the... More

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Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

While staying in Krakow with my boyfriend we visited our first ever salt mine. I was beyond amazed at what was inside of this mine after walking down hundreds of stairs into the Earth. There was an entire cathedral carved in salt! The chandeliers were incredible. Brilliant sculptures depicting the stations of the cross. We all licked the walls. I... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

after reading the great reviews and then the worst ones, i prepared myself for the worst. having 3 kids in tow ages 7, 5 and 3 i was worried. but the overall experience was great. our guide patricia is both smart and funny in my opinion. we bought our tickets online for the 830am tour. at first i was thinking... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Interesting place to visit. Nice sculptures inside and galleries even though we walked quite a bit. (around 2.5 km). Restaurant wasn't anything special so we skipped it. And the end of the guided tour you can walk free around and extend your visit (another 2km) and watch some videos. Overall a nice experience.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Went for an English tour, smaller group of about 16. Tour guide Marek was excellent. Most other reviews have covered the important stuff: starts with a long flight of stairs down, sculptures & chapel, various chambers & rooms. All are a marvel to look at. For the more technically minded, it is awe inspiring to see how these have been... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Everyone has already said it - a fantastic trip and so very well worth doing but to stress- a great deal of walking and absolutely unsuitable for anyone even vaguely claustrophobic. One of our party never even made it past the first tunnel so the lift on the way back up which is just awful would have killed her off!... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

When and if you visit Krakow some how might be tempted to visit this attraction. Can be visited indivually ie without guided organised tour but unless as a family with own car I do see and benefit and cost is not much of consideration. Moreover the exhibits need a good ,and in our case a humorous commentary was provided !... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The amount of work that has gone into the tunnels let alone the sculptures and carvings is amazing. So much work has been done over such a long time. Very impressive. Personally I never realised that the salt wasn’t white, it’s more grey in colour. Naive? Maybe I can live with that. I was worried about the stairs, there's about... More

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Took this trip with seekrakow. Mines are 30 mins outside the city centre. On entering you descend walking down many flights of staircase. Our tour guide explained to is very well the operations of the mine. Her English was excellent and I found the tour had a relaxing and natural flow to it. Plenty of time for toilet breaks during... More

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