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Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location

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Address: ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
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+48 12 278 58 49
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Saltworks Castle in Wieliczka was the historical seat of the mine's...

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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Amazing!

Glad I went here, was a really good tour with lots of information. Amazing how much work they have put into decorating the mines, carving out ornaments, statutes and so forth. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad I went here, was a really good tour with lots of information. Amazing how much work they have put into decorating the mines, carving out ornaments, statutes and so forth. The scale of the mine is huge(total of 2000km with tunnels), the tour goes through parts of the 1 and 2 level, there are a total of 9 levels.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you have booked your visit independently, ensure you book a translator for the visit. We were very fortunate on the day we visited as we were the only 2 English speaking tourists so we had the guide to ourselves. There is a long descent via a staircase of about 10 floors. Once in the mines you will be guided... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Is a great end to a good day spent in the salt mines if you have time to do it. Our tour was a little rushed at times, but was still great regardless.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely. Extremely informative tour. It's a must see! Over 40 churches in the mines. The lift back to the surface is something like wonkas chocolate factory.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Going out of season was a bonus as the mine wasn't overly busy or crowded. 15 years ago it was a much more relaxed affair... now it's all timed, people grouped according to language... and luckily our group was small. Our guide was very cheerful and had a great sense of humour and added a lot to the tour. Looking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This was an unexpectedly interesting and enjoyable visit. The whole experience is done to make the visit as exciting as possible and our guide was excellent. The tour of the mine shows off the extent of the workings and the wonderful salt sculptures done by some of the miners which are outstanding. This is not a tour for those poor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

What an interesting visit that was, I had no prior knowledge of the salt mines and was totally blown away with the whole experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is quite a place and you know you are underground as you decend the numerous steps but it worth it even if you do not like confined spaces although it was a relief when the lift finally took us to the surface. The many sign=hts are amazing but stay with the tour as there are many tunnels that will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place is not for anyone with walking disabilities. There are 800 and odd steps to go down and a lot of walking. Beautiful place and definitely have a tour as you will miss too much going alone, very informative rep on this tour and a funny man kept us chuckling throughout the tour. Would recommend pre booking as it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My first trip to Poland I was unable to go here due to a bad knee. This time we made it! The descent into the mine is rough, 65 flights with 7 steps to each. You have to have good walking skills. Moving through the mine is easy but there are a few laces where you desend 10 or more... More 

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