One of the most visited places outside Krakow is “Wieliczka” salt mine. In 1978 the mine was placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites. It has a very long history – being built in the 13th century, it produced salt until 2007 – making it one of the oldest salt mines in operation in Europe. On this tour, you will go underground and explore the saline chambers. There are few routes divided into special main themes e.g. Mysteries of the Wieliczka Mine, “God Bless” Pilgrims’ and challenging Miners’ Route.
Wieliczka salt mine is a breath-taking experience for everyone. You should note it down on your list “Must do” in Poland!
1 April – 31 October: 7.30am – 7.30 pm
2 November – 31 March: 8 am – 5 pm
It is a good idea to always check whether Wieliczka is open or not as it sometimes closes for a variety of reasons.
How to get there:
- By train – from the Main Railway Station in Krakow to the Rynek Kopalnia train station;
- By bus – number 304 departs from mall Galeria Krakowska at the stop called Wieliczka Koplania Soli;
- By minivan – departing from Main Railway Station in Krakow. Your stop is called Wieliczka Rynek.
Polish tour – regular 52zl per person, discount* 38zl per person
Foreign tour – regular 75zl per person, discount* 60zl per person