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Wieliczka Salt Mine Entrance Ticket

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  • Skip The Line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Family friendly
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Overview
Long lines reflect the popularity of Poland’s Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, meaning visitors often have to wait in advance of one hour. Save time with skip-the-line entry to the mines, which are comprised of more than 2,400 chambers featuring art galleries, a cathedral, and mining technology. During a guided tour, you’ll learn about the rich history of the subterranean wonderland.
What to Expect
Meet your guide 15-minutes prior to your chosen start time at Wieliczka Salt Mine. Experience the underground labyrinth that stretches over nine levels at 210 to 1,073 feet (64 to 327 meters) below the surface of the Earth. The maze of nearly 2,400 chambers is connected with sidewalks that have a total length of 803 feet (245 km).
The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to the depth of 210 feet (64 meters). Visitors are led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines, and salt monuments.
The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established as early as at the turn of the 19th century. A couple of centuries later the salt mine was designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (1978). The underground trail leads through numerous drifts, galleries and chambers, where traces of mining activity have been preserved, as well as examples of sacred art, theme compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends.
Wielicza Salt Mine is the world's largest mining heritage museum with a collection encompassing unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today. Moreover, the microclimate of the mine has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies.
The trip finishes at the level of 443 feet (135 meters) below the surface before taking an elevator back to the surface at the end of the tour.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Like running a marathon

The mines are wonderful with such beautiful carvings, etc. However they have so many tours going on they push you through like you are running a race. Our guide’s equipment didn’t work unless you stood within 10 feet of her, she rushed us through the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Timothy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Visit to Poland

Wow what amazing place the salt mines are , l can’t put into words how amazing it is and tour guide she was brilliant and we walked down to 135metres underground it was unreal ~ most see

Thank rockchick242015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
definite must see

The visit to the salt mines is amazing! Surprisingly beautiful and well organised, I advice any one to do the normal basic visit, once your there it is soo big that longer visits and the miners experience is only worth it to a very specific...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bloghajavisto
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Astonishing must visit

The tourist route (guide mandatory) is about 3 km (out of a total of 300!) 20 or so chambers hewn from the salt. It really was a fantastic visit and I would definitely recommend

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stuart S
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile
Gob smacking

Just out of this world amazing. An absolute must do for anyone that can walk down hundreds of stairs and along lots of passageways. If you don't do anything else please do this as you will not be disappointed. These pictures are just a taste...More

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Steve L
April 6, 2019|
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Response from rockchick242015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is and you are very safe walking down them
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Kitch2202
March 20, 2019|
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Response from sandyanton1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am not sure about that but I think they had disabled access which he could possibly use or if not there were seats and areas at the surface where he could wait
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March 10, 2019|
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
There are lots and lots of stairs. There is an awful lot of walking I think it was 3 km. lots of stairs down and up. They walk at quite a fast pace as well. Having said that it is worth it. There is a lift right at the... More
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