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Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A must see

We heard mixed reviews and thought it sounded a bit boring but we were wrong. It was a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Fascinating to the power of 10!

This was a superb Museum that showcased the vast archaeological and historical evidence from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Perry B
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The Saltworks Castle in Wieliczka was the historical seat of the mine's management board between the 13th century and 1945. Currently is available to tourists and is the official seat of the Cracow Saltworks of Wieliczka. You can see also...more
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ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We heard mixed reviews and thought it sounded a bit boring but we were wrong. It was a fantastic place, our guide very informative. It was amazing to see all the carvings in salt.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a superb Museum that showcased the vast archaeological and historical evidence from the hundreds of years of the salt mines' operation. An absolute must visit for all tourists to the region.

Thank Perry B
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The trip was very well guided by a local guide who presented the mines, the old machines, how the work was done in different times, everything interesting, but the real amazing part was the cathedral, inside the mountain, a giant open space, with salt sculptures...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed August 24, 2018

The salt mine played an important part in early Poland history accounting for 1/3 of the economy. Salt had a value of half that of gold. The tour is available in multiple languages, it is unhurried and there is much to see

Thank JDfromTitusville
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Salt Mines with Royal Cracow on a long and busy day which included Auschwitz-Birkenau. The mines are fascinating and the guides informative. Be aware that there are 800 steps down, a lot of walking and it is sometimes a little slippery. The...More

Thank LadyOlive
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

A really good in depth 2 hour tour provided by the Salt Mine Staff. A really good trip to do from Kraków- many companies offer this and it seems a lot easier to do via them than on your own.

Thank Becky H
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Excellent and interesting tour through the old salt mines. The guide was lovely and funny. There is a lot of stairs down but a lift up! Overall effort is easy, provided you can walk down stairs. 100% recommend!

Thank Georgia W
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Important to book before going. Tour of saltmine is both interesting and inspiring - aweful lot of stairs. Over 6 centuries of mining, with inspiring carvings in salt- including sculptures and art as well as. chandeliers. Amazing stuff. Very large halls. Amazing mineworks

Thank Peterk9999
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

The Salt Mines are one of the three most advertised tours in Kraków so you could be under the impression that it’s just another way to make money from tourists. After all it’s just a hole in the ground. The truth however is the complete...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Our group toured June 30. The tour is safe and easy walking. I recommend being part of a group for priority access. A very good history of the salt in this region. Great displays of early mining techniques. There are several large caverns for a...More

Thank Jerry G
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July 7, 2018|
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Response from ckdc2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi the lift they use for disabled guests will bring onto one level the other levels you will not be able to access via wheelchair. Suggest you contact them direct, very professionally run. I think you can just turn up and... More
February 5, 2015|
Response from Dean C |
You can book online on their website (look on Google or other search engine) but the tickets are currently the same price as you would pay at the ticket office. I didn't know this before I visited but it would probably have... More