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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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Great end to a visit to the salt mines

Is a great end to a good day spent in the salt mines if you have time to do it. Our tour was a... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Abigail D
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Salt mines

Lovely. Extremely informative tour. It's a must see! Over 40 churches in the mines. The lift... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Newtownards, 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: - 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
+48 12 278 58 49
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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.

Thank Abigail D
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.

Thank MichRich2014
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...More

Thank dedicatedtraveller
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...More

Thank Geoff M
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.

Thank smiffyEngland
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...More

Thank Oldjack
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...More

Thank Heather J
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...More

Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Why are the Wieliczka Salt Mines on the Unesco list?? A more disneyfied place is hard to find. The guides gives you nothing but stupidities and religious jibberish. Nothing to help you to put the whole in its historic context. For heavens sake save your...More

1  Thank LaBe_56
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to add the salt mine trip at the end of our Auschwitz tour. We were told that there were a lot of tour groups and that was an understatement. The groups are moved into one of the entrances of the mine where there...More

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5 February 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