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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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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The salt mines were fantastic. i enjoyed everything, we spent 2 hours doing this tour and it was worth it. we had a English speaking tour guide who was extremely funny and made us laugh with his jokes, he has brilliant knowledge and made this trip so much fun.

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devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Went on this trip through escape 2 poland, well organised. Great guide in the mine, down 43 flights of stairs! Beautiful carvings out of the salt but to be fair it wasnt much different to any other mine/caves I have visited, could have been in wookey hole! It was ok but I wouldnt go out of my way to advise... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is a must see attraction and it's easy to understand why unesco granted it status. Cannot do it justice in one visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

You must not miss the salt mine when you are in Krakow. We chose not to go with a tour and took a 25 mins bus ride from Krakow station and 10 mins walk to the salt mines. People in the bus were happy to help as it is not clearly indicated. The area around the mine is so beautiful... More

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Highbridge UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I wasnt sure what to expect on this visit but i was very impressed . The carvings and chambers were often quite amazing and the facts and figures surrounding the mine and details of the miners lives were educational Our tour guide spoke great english and was more than happy to answer any questions anyone had There was no sense... More

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was an interesting tour and we were sure glad we were there in April and not July or August! There is a lot of walking to do on this tour! You begin by walking down stairs for a good 5 minutes. Once in the mine, you walk 2-3 km and go down even more stairs. Our kids are teenagers... More

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