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Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli)
Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli)

Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli)

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6,414 Reviews
8 am- 7:30 pm
ul Daniłowicza 10, Wieliczka, 32-020

The Basics

Three of the mine's nine levels are open to visitors. Explore these upper areas and see underground lakes, pits and chambers that have been made into detailed chapels, and an array of statues and monuments, all carved from salt. The mine's claim to fame is its ornate Chapel of St. Kinga, made entirely of salt—from the chandeliers to the altarpieces—over the course of 30 years.

Wieliczka is a popular site for travelers to Krakow, often visited on a half-day trip with a tour guide or combined with a trip to the nearby Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

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Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch

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Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch
$77.05 per adult
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Great trip
A full day with a good lunch. Informative and interesting. Pick up service excellent. Transport comfortable.
Charlotte_W, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Krakow

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Excellent tour
Imad_S, Jul 2021
Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow
Excellent tour recommended to every one visit Krako. The driver was very helpful and nice. It worth the money
star-5
Absolute Perfect
George, Jul 2021
Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine guided ONE DAY TOUR
Very organized! Everything on time! Absolute perfect! It's just like they advertise it! You definitely save a lot more time than just doing it yourself
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Breath taking
Preben_H, Jul 2021
Auschwitz- Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine in One Day
I went straihgt to the Heath when we learnd that we where wolking om the ases of the millions dead. The only thing we needed was information on where to go first and last. Whe drove for an auor to get back to the last place to visit
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Amazing Experience
BYRON_B, Jul 2021
Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch
Transportation on time , great vehicle , all schedules were followed. Lunch was nice and at the right time.
star-5
Great tour!
Anonymous, Jul 2021
Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow
This tour was great. The salt mine was amazing to see and we really enjoyed learning about it and seeing it.
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Worth the money
Frank_P, Jun 2021
Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch
Great tours! Everything was well organized and it was totally worth it. Bus transportation to and from my hotel was convenient. I highly recommend this tour and tour group
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Auschwitz and Salt Mines
Mick, Oct 2020
Auschwitz- Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine in One Day
Don’t want to say too much about Auschwitz. If you are in Krakow you have to go. Tour picks you up at hotel and drops you back. The salt mines are wonderful and a must visit. They are not too crowded due to Covid so now is a must. And a got a little souvenir found on floor. Tour company very good. Would recommend.
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Tour of an underground treasure!
James_T, Aug 2020
Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow Old Town
A really fascinating place. It's like an underground town. Very clean. Our tour guide, Tomas was very knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the whole tour. A must see trip which I highly recommend.
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Pretty good
Samantha_O, Jul 2020
Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine guided ONE DAY TOUR
My 2 points of contract where veryfriendly. Unfortunately we went to Auschwitz in July during Covid so I felt a bit rushed w the tour. Pick ups and drop reliable. Provided lunch was sub par. The salt mine was interesting. Highly recommend anyone on this tour to be prepared for a lot of walking.
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Trusted tour operator
Salena_L, Mar 2020
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Krakow
Great experience although there are over 800 stairs to go down so not for the infirm! Very interesting and beautiful, great tour guide, my only complaint is the safety of the lift back to the ground, you are packed like sardines and the door would not even open when we got to the top as there were so many people squashed in!! I dread to think what would happen if it broke down!
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Salt mine extravaganza
seabcid, Sep 2019
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Krakow
Great tour. Guide was excellent with extensive knowledge. Amazing underground e experience. Clean, safe walkways. Not too be missed.
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Well worth seeing
Yvonne_H, Oct 2020
Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour with pickup
Driver turned up on time and took us to the entrance of the salt mine. As it was a private pickup, we were able to have lunch at the underground restaurant and also an option to see the museum after the tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visitors to the mine are guided in groups, with most salt mine tours lasting two hours.

  • To avoid long lines often seen in summer, book your tour in advance.

  • Tours through the mine involve walking about 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) and descending dozens of stairs—the return trip is by elevator.

  • Temperatures are cool below ground, so dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes.

  • Admission to the onsite Krakow Salt Works Museum is included with mine entry.

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How to Get There

While the easiest way to arrive from Krakow is via a guided tour, buses to Wieliczka run from Krakow’s main post office every 10 minutes and drop passengers off at the bottom of the road leading up to the mine's entrance. Trains between Krakow and Wieliczka depart every 45 minutes; the Wieliczka train station is about 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) from the mine.

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When to Get There

The most popular months to visit the salt mine are July and August, though it's open year-round. During these summer months, English-language tours depart every half an hour between 8:30am and 6pm. At all other times of year, six to eight English tours are offered daily.

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Salty Sites Around the World

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is far from the world's only salty attraction. In Bolivia, the famed Salar de Uyuni salt flats are the largest in the world—and seemingly made for trick photography opportunities—while Peru's Maras salt pans in the Sacred Valley are also a sight to behold. Meanwhile, in Israel, you can float in the salt-sodden waters of the Dead Sea, before zipping over to Colombia for a visit to the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral.

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