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5 Things To Know about the Wieliczka Salt Mine

One of Poland's top tourist attractions, a world-class monument and one of UNESCO's World Culture and Natural Heritage sites. Here's a little bit of history about the mine, and what to expect when you visit.

Original Purpose

Original Purpose

The Wieliczka Salt Mine began operations in the 13th century, and is the oldest salt mine in the world still in operation.

Tourist routes

Tourist routes

You can now take tours of parts of the mine, and wonder at underground lakes, intricate salt carvings, and the salt chapels.

Health resort

Health resort

Using the medicinal properties of the enviroment, an innovative treatment therapy has been created in the mine resort with a number of wonderful health benefits.

Accommodation

Accommodation

You can choose to stay in the mine in one of the wonderful hotels - enjoying the benefits of the clean air and calming atmosphere.

Attractions

Attractions

Make sure to check what events are on when you visit - if you time it right you can see Europe's oldest mining orchestra, or some live salt sculpture making.

Our insider tips

What are the opening hours?

The salt mines are open to tourists for tours Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

How long do tours last?

Tours last roughly three hours, allowing you to enjoy an extensive look at the mines, learn about their history and see the cultural attractions.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Tours available Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    A non-Polish adult ticket is 79PLN, which is about $21.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    By train, head to the Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia train station, or take the 304 bus to Wieliczka Kopalnia Soli.
  • Additional information
    ** Discount tickets are available for groups and for families. | Make sure you wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes! There are 800 steps to climb!*

What people are saying about Wieliczka Salt Mine

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 13,193 reviews

Massive amounts of information. Very polite staff.

The tour was very informative almost too informative. We watched a documentary while driving to the destination which made time go by faster. Tour guide in Auschwitz really knew her stuff. Tours could have used some rules such as no selfies/portraits since this is very disrespectful. Also it was way too crowded and I think it should be regulated so that you get the best experience. Salt mine was great very fun experience. We kind of got lost on the way back to the parking lot because the guide did not tell us how to get back from the exit. I would say not enough time to order food and eat this was due to the decision of the group to not go to the restaurant. Driver was very polite and accommodating with air conditioning. Only complaint is the bus was completely full and very cramped wished it was a smaller group tour.

Auschwitz is a hard, but must see site and the Salt Mines are amazing!

This is a great tour at both venues. It is a long day, but worth it and we scheduled to do both in a day from Krakow. Our driver's personality left a bit to be desired and didn't really seem to like what he was doing. Fortunately, he wasn't our tour guide at the venues. The guides we had were great at both places. There was a bit too much time in Wieliczka for lunch and waiting for our appointed tour at the mines for some reason we didn't quite understand, but wondered the small town and found some ice cream to pass the time.

Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour Reviewed by

Very well organised, great value for money!

Obviously the subject matter of this tour is horrific and it is difficult to contextualise what these people suffered. None the less I strongly believe it must be experienced and these people never forgotten. To that end the tour we booked was fantastic. The driver and the tour guides were great and the whole experience was easy and convenient. The salt mines is an absolute must as well and genuinely stunned me, in a very different way to Auschwitz.

Very good needed unsupervised time to take it all in

This was a very good tour but somewhat rushed. The guide was very passionate and knowledgeable. However, some free time to look around , revisit certain areas would have been great. To do this an earlier start and later salt mine tour would have been better. Alot of information to digest and we found ourselves at times overwhelmed and exhausted. Really good experience. A must!!!

Hotel Pick up disaster but mine was worth the wait

After a 59 minute wait for our hotel pick up. The driver did everything he could to make amends. The mine is worth a visit a fantastic attraction and definitely worth the inconvenience of waiting 50 mins stood outside the hotel

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