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Bochnia Salt Mine

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Huge deposits of rock salt mined since the 13th century, which today feature 300 kilometers of galleries filled with works of art and statues sculpted in salt.
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ul. Campi 15, Bochnia 32-700, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bochnia salt mine is much, much quieter than Wieliczka salt mine and just as good. There is just one English-language tour each day (now at 10.30 am). There were just the two of us on the three-hour tour and we had an excellent guide. A...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed October 26, 2018

I usually love underground tours. On this same vacation, we went to the 'Big Pit' in southern Wales, and enjoyed it immensely. Not so Bochnia! We were really looking forward to seeing another UNESCO world heritage site. I went with my 8-year old son. When...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stone_Boise
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This salt mine was in operation until 1990, and that is clearly visible. The expositions are not as flash as in Wieliczka, but it is a much more relaxed, intimate and positive experience. Our guide was a man who was passionate about the mine and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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1248626, Specjalista ds. marketingu at Bochnia Salt Mine, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thank you for your visit, greetings from Salt Mine Bochnia :)

Reviewed June 27, 2018

We enjoyed our visit a lot. It was our first tip to the Salt mine in Poland. We learned a bit about the history of Poland and the importance of the mines to the wealth building in the past. We enjoyed the mltimedia presentations and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

A great experience! That the mine has been converted into an attraction is innovative. Not only did we tour the various tunnels with their displays with the aid of very competent guides. But we stayed overnight in the mine. Fantastic facilities - contemporary conveniences -...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank exessp
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

It's a great place to visit. The oldest mine in Poland, even older than more famous Wieliczka mine. Three different routes, underground boat trip optional. One can eat, play, sleep ca. 300m below ground. Ride with mine train is exceptional. During march weekend spot was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Moloko2
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Great adventure with multimedia displays, train ride and ship cruise on salty river. 200 metres under ground walking along corridors carved in salt is really impressive.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank slupki2
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Less crowded (eventhough I visited during weekend), least known but in the same time less spectacular compared to Wieliczka. There are some unique things like the slide, train, boats which add value to it. The guide was ok however I would listen more historical facts...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank tivadari2016
1248626, Specjalista ds. marketingu at Bochnia Salt Mine, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Thank you for your feedback and very important tips for us. We will certainly consider the words about the historical message.

Reviewed October 27, 2017

I had seen this on a website so we made it a must do while visiting the area,our guide was very informative as we descended down to each level,the carvings are brilliant and if you are in the area I would recommend it

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank nae1965
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Bochnia is very different from Wieliczka in a number of ways. Firstly it is much less busy and seems to not really be geared to tourists. e.g. no online booking. Secondly whereas Wieliczka stuns you with the sheer beauty of the chambers, Bochnia is more...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Luca F
August 20, 2018|
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Hi, you buy a ticket when you arrive, just be 15 minutes before the exit. I recommend visiting the website to check the hours.
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Response from Viorica-Valeria_Wiki | Reviewed this property |
Yes, sure. Check e-podroznik.pl for finding the suitable bus according to your time and wishes :) Hope you find it helpful :)
April 10, 2015|
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Response from Majuszek | Reviewed this property |
Wieliczka is world known phenomena, I do recommend Bochnia though. It's much more intimate experience, less queueing and it's nice to see one day hot-spot before everyone else. They are modern, guides are very competent (I'm... More