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Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location

Open Now: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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It's about 30 mins from Krakow centre, absolute must when in Krakow,it's mind-blowing when once... read more

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karen v
Workington, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit

My friend and I visited the Salt Mines when staying in Krakow. We had an English speaking guide... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
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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...more
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ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
+48 12 278 58 49
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All reviews separate days unique place to visit facts and figures local guide long descent mining techniques guided tour excellent visit open to the public wheelchair access sense of humour take pictures small group three hours below ground wooden steps takes about minutes
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's about 30 mins from Krakow centre, absolute must when in Krakow,it's mind-blowing when once inside the size of the place is breathtaking, there is loads of things to see,the chandeliers are worth seeing also the carvings that has been made out of the salt,you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friend and I visited the Salt Mines when staying in Krakow. We had an English speaking guide who was very knowledgeable about the mines and the tour was great. There are a lot of steps to walk down to get to the chambers so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant place... amazing history and salt caverns and carvings are awesome!! Stepped in history for how long it’s been in operation, it’s still a working mine. Guided tour was excellent and they tell the story of the mine and some Polish history too. A must...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ShellyMillsNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What talented people these miners were, as it was them not professional artists that did all the carvings and sculptures it was magnificent, beautiful and uplifting. These men worked in cramped and dark conditions, then found time to make these impressive spaces, some of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place starts with showing how salt was mined, the various shafts, and the means of getting salt from underground to the surface. The miners apparently had time on their hands or affection for their profession because they created salt sculptures, chapels, Halls, a room...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most spectacular place I have ever seen. First you must climb down on 376 stairs in order to reach level 1 (mine has 9 levels, all together), from which you start your guided visit. App. 1,5 hrs later, you would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The saltmines are defenitely worth seeinf, but the people could use some training in hospitality. Our guide was a grumpy lady that obviously didnt love her job and wasnt enthousiastic at all (she spoke very softly and monotone). She just kept on going, made us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eveline V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here today and what an experience, definitely not one to be missed! It’s incredible and very impressive. Our tour guide Samantha had great knowledge of the mines and was quite funny too! Definitely a must see if you’re visiting the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amc00p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful three hours in this museum with lots of exhibits and informative literature. Not what I expected but well worth a visit if you are in the area. I would certainly go back again as it was impossible to see everything in detail

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clare M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best to book through your hotel or travel agency thus all means of transportation and tickets are handled Best to go early by 0900 ad the mine becomes very crowded Well organized Be prepared to walk down 45 flights of stairs Mine is simply unbelievable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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July 7, 2018|
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Response from ckdc2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi the lift they use for disabled guests will bring onto one level the other levels you will not be able to access via wheelchair. Suggest you contact them direct, very professionally run. I think you can just turn up and... More
February 5, 2015|
Response from Dean C |
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