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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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Ashbourne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Early morning tour - 9.30 and booked in advance. When we came out the queues were big so we were glad we had booked the early tour. Lots of steps down (but not difficult). Our tour guide was very good. Her English was excellent. We had audio headsets which were a bit crackly but that didn't spoil the experience. The... More

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Romania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Krakow or Auschwitz you must put Wieliczka on your list as well. It is truly impressive. Not from a history point of view but from an architectural point of view.

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Zurich, switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I've been waiting 2 years to visit this salt mine and I was blown away when i reached the ballroom made entirely of salt! A must see if staying in krakow. Just hop on the 304 bus from the town square and its a 20min bus trip to the salt mine.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Thomas group today was great. His English was great and he made the tour fun as well as informative. There are a lot of steps!! But it's well worth it. If you really look, a lot of time and effort has been put into this place. I don't want to say too much as it will give it all away!!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

There is little to say about this place that is of interest. I am a person that adores history; so much so that I have studied it to post-graduate level. Rarely do I not find something about the past that bores me and I always look for silver-linings. In the case of the salt mines, I am restricted to one... More

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

So I know the Communists didn't create this attraction, but seriously? It looks like something they would, minus the cathedrals. I added an extra day on my itinerary to see this place, and how disappointing. If you want to see carved versions of the seven dwarfs with colored lighting, and a hokey light show with bad classical music, this is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were very impressed by the salt mine tour. It was interesting, educational, historical and a bit physical. We certainly learnt a lot. Our guide was very informative and very enthusiastic. Suitable shoes are a must. We thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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153 reviews 153 reviews
75 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have always read about this and was glad to be able to finally go. The carvings were amazing, especially the huge chapel. Bu there were a few negatives- we were fairly rushed through the huge mine, but had plenty of time to visit the 3 gift shops (2 underground, you have no place else to go). There is an... More

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This attraction is great.. Lots of walking along many corriders all underground. Lifts to take you down and back up again to the surface. Whole tour lasts 2-3 hours.Everything has been made from salt. underground chambers, grottoes, chapel and many Polish well known hero statutes all from salt over the years Two large water lakes.. Magnificent huge chamber with chandeliers... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There is a chance that the salt mine tour is captivating and informative. I wouldn't know if that's the case or not, because our English speaking tour guide was completely incomprehensible, and what I could decipher was dull as dirt. Or, salt, as the case may be. Additionally, if you were more than 20 feet or so from the guide,... More

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