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Wieliczka Salt Mine Entrance Ticket

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Book this ticket and enhance your experience with a complimentary Krakow audio city guide
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  • Skip The Line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
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Wieliczka Salt Mine Entrance Ticket
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ENG: middayMost Popular
Start between 12:00-15:00 - to know exact time please contact local supplier at least 24h before the service.
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ENG: morning
Start between 9:00-12:00 - to know exact time please contact local supplier at least 24h before the service.
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ENG: afternoon
Start between 15:00-17:00 - to know exact time please contact local supplier at least 24h before the service.
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Overview
Long lines reflect the popularity of Poland’s Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, meaning visitors often have to wait in advance of one hour. Save time with skip-the-line entry to the mines, which are comprised of more than 2,400 chambers featuring art galleries, a cathedral, and mining technology. During a guided tour, you’ll learn about the rich history of the subterranean wonderland.
What to Expect

Meet your guide 15-minutes prior to your chosen start time at Wieliczka Salt Mine. Experience the underground labyrinth that stretches over nine levels at 210 to 1,073 feet (64 to 327 meters) below the surface of the Earth. The maze of nearly 2,400 chambers is connected with sidewalks that have a total length of 803 feet (245 km).

The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to the depth of 210 feet (64 meters). Visitors are led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines, and salt 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 Salt Mine is 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 trip finishes at the level of 443 feet (135 meters) below the surface before taking an elevator back to the surface at the end of the tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Be careful when you book through Tripadvisor

I won't go into any details about how great the salt mines are (they are), enough people have covered that already. What I'll warn you against is the special tickets you get when you book from Tripadvisor. If and when you go and try to...More

2  Thank Pilou1337
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
It Was Good But...

We booked tickets through Trip Advisor and Discover Krakow Tours. The time was mid day. We arrived at 11am and were told the tickets were for 1pm. The DKT rep said Trip Advisor does not allow them to put in the specific time.

Thank kerryphillips7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Spectacular man-made attraction!

We arranged our visit to the salt mines through our accommodation provider and we were driven to the mines and passed on to a tour guide from the mines. Outside the reception we were given our headsets and our guide tested them with us. We...More

3  Thank DaraGalway_Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing

What an amazing place this is, if you dont do anything else in Krakow you must visit these salt mines i was absolutely astounded at what these miners have done with the place, and the main church, yes i said church underground is fantastic, truly...More

Thank Woozabum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Short Break

We visited the Salt Mine on a short break to Krakow. We really enjoyed our visit.The place is amazing but the audio guide system is not good. Our guide rushed us round and we didn't have time to look in the shop and purchase some...More

2  Thank Jackie G
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Patricia Helen N
6 August 2018|
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Response from kerryphillips7 | Reviewed this property |
We were staying in Katowice and had a rental car. We booked the day before through a tour company and met the group at the mine. By booking the day before we were guaranteed an English group without the wait But We could... More
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coertz
23 May 2018|
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Response from josieh43 | Reviewed this property |
My advice would be don’t do it ! It’s way to much for any person never mind carry a child
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