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
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.