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Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour Guided Tour, Poland

Tour Highlights

  • One of the oldest salt mines listed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List
  • Underground labyrinth extends over 9 levels at 64 to 327 metres below the surface of the Earth
  • The most beautiful Polish tourist attraction
  • Underground galleries, chambers and lakes

Know before you go

  • Duration: 4 hours 30 mins
  • Weather Dependent: Outdoor - Yes
  • Spectators: This experience is not suitable for spectators
  • Animals Allowed: No Animals Allowed
  • This product is covered by the Experee Guarantee

Full Description

Enter the salt city! This underground labyrinth stretch over 9 levels at 64 to 327 meters below the surface of the Earth. A labyrinth of nearly 2,400 chambers is connected with sidewalks with a total length of 245 km. It is an invaluable monument of material culture, inscribed in 1978 on the UNESCO Heritage List. Visit one of the largest open-air museums underground mining, where "white gold" was extracted. Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most precious and fascinating Polish monuments. The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established as early as at the turn of the 19th century. A couple of centuries later the salt mine was designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (1978). The underground trail leads through numerous drifts, galleries and chambers, where traces of mining activity have been preserved, as well as examples of sacred art, theme compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends. Wielicza is at the same time the world's largest mining heritage museum with a collection encompassing unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today. Moreover, the microclimate of the mine has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies. The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to the depth of 64 meters. Visitors are led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. The trip finishes at the level of 135 meters below the surface. Visitors return to the surface by lift.

Departure / meeting point

Starting point of the tour is at:
Plac Szczepanski 8,
Krakow,
Poland

The tour takes place under the supervision of a guide.


The temperature in the mine is constant (about 14 degrees), and therefore it is recommended to bring warm clothing even in the summer
.

There are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start
It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.


Part of the route has wheelchair access, although prior booking is necessary
The price does not include fees for photography and filming
.

Entry is free for children under 5 years of age traveling with carers, although it is necessary to provide this information when making a reservation.


The service does not include a meal, so please bring a packed lunch

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About the provider

Discover Cracow Visitor Centre

Plac Szczepanski 8,
Krakow,
Poland

Wheelchair Friendly
No
Toilet facilities
Yes
Parking
No
Train transport

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