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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
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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Surrey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We booked as a group from our hotel in Krakow for a guided tour at a cost of 135 Zloty per person. This price included transfers, which took about 30 minutes. On arrival I was surprised at the sheer volume of visitors. There was much queuing, and a slightly disorganised system of handing out the radio receivers to each group.... More

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Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We waited for the English Tour to start at 4:30PM, waited like 30mins for the line. I guess in this country waiting in line is normal as many tourist are scattered all over this place.... So anyway, for this tour, we enjoyed our guide as he was not boring and he was making jokes and I think everyone enjoyed the... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is truly spectacular, well worth the 800 steps down the mine and the almost 3 hour tour. Some amazing salt carvings and sculptures, the artists that did these were very talented. We were told whilst on our tour that the mine provides overnight accommodation, including dinner and breakfast, plus tour, something you might be interested in. This place... More

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Amazing trip in the depth of the earth with small guided tour. You can nearly lick every inch of the walls and taste the salt surronding you. Some piece of art, giant caves (make you feel like you are in "La Moria" in LOTR) and a nice temperature to cool down in summertime !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must see if visiting Poland. Yes, one does have to walk down a whole bunch of steps, but after all, it is an UNDERGROUND MINE.... lots of walking, but lots of neat nooks and crannies with carved out statues and neat things. The time and walking to get to the main cathedral is well worth it. Pictures... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We took a group tour from Krakow and got a discount as it was the second tour we had taken with Krakow tours, booked at our hotel at a much cheaper price than offered by our tour company in UK. We had a small delay before our descent (giving time to visit the free toilets and buy some postcards at... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I honestly do not know how anybody can write a positive review about this place! I must have been somewhere else ! We have just came back from 2 week holiday in Poland; in the meantime staying in Krakow, Zakopane, Osciecim etc., based on the reviews read here we have decided to visit Wieliczka - WHAT A MISTAKE AND WASTE... More

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

3 hr tour of the salt mine, wow simply wow! Every chamber had something different to see it was incredible. Highlight had to be the chapel with all the religious carvings. That was simply awe inspiring. This place has to be a must see if you are in the area

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SF, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Came with our 3 and 5 year olds,hoping to take the children's route. It doesn't exist any more. 2 to 3 hour minimum. 400 steps at beginning. We bailed. Too much for them. There was also a 1 hour wAit for tickets in the hot sun. Badly organized. Disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My advice is to go with a tour and not on your own. We went with See Krakow and they did a great job. There are not only stairs but a lot of walking and standing. So be prepared to do good exercise as well. The tour guides know their way in and out of the maze and will save... More

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