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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Wieleczka salt mines are absolutely worth a visit, they are incredible. There is history down there, along with art and lighting and visual displays. I took my two young kids (2 and 4) and although we had to carry the littlest, they enjoyed it too and weren't scared much. Probably more appropriate for slightly older kids. A reasonable standard... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you go to the salt mines beware, there six hundred steps to go down and then some 3 ou 4 Kilometers to walk. The salt statues some of them are really something. My favourite The pope John Paull II and the Virgin Mary. Take also a coat because down there is a bit cold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Lots of salt, lots of salt water, great fresh air. Hudge old salt hall with great sculpture. If you was in the mine, you must see Wieliczka, if you not, you must see Wieliczka.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I booked this tour through a local company, including transport, and so unwittingly avoided the access problems that others have had in peak periods; we were almost straight in, on arrival. The mine is a fantastic trip, even if you haven't the slightest interest in mining, or salt for that matter. Every chamber seemed to have something different to see,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit the salt mines without a tour company. We went for the first English speaking tour at 830am and used taxi as transport and this worked out cheaper than booking with a tour company. The salt mine tour is very good and at the start there is a lot of steps 380 to which I was worried... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you are in Krakow, definitely worth a visit as it was interesting and it was good that we had a English speaking tour guide who's English was very clear. I agree with another post I saw on here about how the tour is very disorganised. Despite already having tickets there is still a long queue whilst other people from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had friends who had visited the Wieliczka Salt Mine and shared their interesting photos with me, so I was determined during our visit to Krakow to tour the mine. I was not disappointed. The tour was interesting and most informative. The salt sculptures and the elaborately carved chambers are spectacular. The Chapel of St. Kinga was quite impressive. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

we went on a public bus from krakow to visit the salt mines, I found it very interesting learning all about the history and seeing all the sculptures ..everything is made of salt its very impressive! I even bought a few salty souvenirs!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

To start at the beginning, I do not like they charge you to take photos. Crazy. Then after you pay you get a sticker to put on. To go into mines, be prepared to enter a very very small elevator. It is a good system with many elevators so it does go fast and it helped we were one of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I really enjoyed the salt mines, I found them to be an unusual, interesting experience, and the statues/etchings in the church are just incredible, particularly The Last Supper. When getting the lift at the end, get the old lift, it is nerve racking as hell and gives you some small appreciation of the lives of the men and women who... More

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