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Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location

ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
+48 12 278 58 49
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Salt Mine Krakow #wow

This place is utterly fascinating and extremely beautiful. Bit of a trek towards the end going for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deb M
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Poor experience

My friend and I had read the reviews and decided to visit the vast Salt Mines near Krakow. It is an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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: - Tower: (14th century) the only facility of this type preserved in Medieval urban fortifications - Shaft: (13th century)the oldest mining shaft in Poland. - Saltworks kitchen (15th century): the walls of the first "mass catering facility" -an astounding collection of of salt cellars (16-20 century), approx. 400 in all The Wieliczka Saltworks Castle was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Admission 4/3zl, family ticket 10 zl, Saturday free. Guided tours in English 35 zl per person; must be booked at least 14 days in advance.
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ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is utterly fascinating and extremely beautiful. Bit of a trek towards the end going for the lift but a fantastic trip. Be careful though if your not good with stairs you go down approx 54 flights to the 1st level..enjoy because it's fabulous...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I had read the reviews and decided to visit the vast Salt Mines near Krakow. It is an experience I would not want to repeat. We joined our 30 or so fellow salt tourists for our English speaking tour Very quickly it...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Fabulous. We had a great guide, Sebastian, he took our group of just 6, 2 small scooters and an electric wheelchair with partners. The website says tours last 1-2 hrs, our trip was 3hrs. It was facts and figures information overload. This guide loved his...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

When first entry the guide gives you radio headphones that enables them to talk to you. You then descend by going down over 800 wooden stairs to a depth of over 100 metres. It is amazing how big it is and it apparently goes down...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Did a guided tour which was interesting. Over 300 wooden steps down to first level - which I found a bit claustrophobic. But overall it’s a good tour and they have special tours for wheelchair access too if needed. Worthwhile seeing and I think it’s...More

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Visited the salt mines with a small group which turned into a bigger group! Great experience which lasts about 2-3 hours where you go through various eras of the mine’s construction. Our guide downwards was Patrizia(hope spelling correct!)who was really good and kept everyone entertained...More

Thank Cho N
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Travelled here with a large group of friends. My Dad has problems with his knee and the staff arranged for him to travel down in the lift (along with many miners!) even though this isn't normally allowed. Salt mines were incredible and the tour guide...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Our last full days weather looked poor so we thought we'd visit as we'll be out of the rain. Really underwhelmed, guided tour included which you most likely have to queue for outside regardless of weather, once you're in you stay in - no way...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

This is a long tour with a lot of walking but it is simply AMAZING. So many things that will blow your mind. I've never been so wowed before, if you like history and experiencing the possibilities of human kind, you need to see this....More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Interesting tour albeit the guide seemed to guiding by rote rather than a true interest in the topic. We really were looking at statues carved from salt rather than hearing about how men worked there, how many had been killed during constructions how they would...More

Thank Donna M
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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
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