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Travel Tips: Visit to the Wieliczka salt mine

Created in the 13th century, it is the second oldest salt mine in Europe and is a cultural heritage site of world heritage.
It is located 10 km away from Krakow in Poland. In 1950 it was turned into a museum and attracts many visitors. THE guided tour lasts 2 hours, is done only with a guide and covers a distance of about 2 km.


It extends to nine underground levels that reach 327 meters in depth. It includes lakes, more than 2000 rooms and galleries 300 km long, carved on solid volumes of salt.

The Museum is the most important attraction. It is located on the third floor at a depth of 130 meters and houses impressive works of art made of salt made by workers.

The underground cathedral of the blessed Kinga, made of 20,000 tons of solid salt, also stands out. Impressive is the chapel of Agios Antonios, in baroque style, with statues and representations all made of salt.

The tour starts descending 380 steps and at a depth of 64 meters. Guests can see many rooms, underground lakes and salt monuments. They go down to 135 underground and go up by elevator.

– With the bus 304 from the mall Krakowska Gallery. Disembarkation at the stop Wieliczka Kopalnia Soli.
– With train from the main station Dworzec Główny and disembarkation at the stop Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia.
– With an organized excursion from the city center. See detailed details here.

April-October 7:30 – 19:30

November-March 8: 00- 17:00 (Until 6 pm for the period 26 / 12- 4/1).

You can dine in the restaurant located 125 meters underground!

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* The temperature is constant at 14 degrees all year round. So even in summer, you have to dress in winter !!

* Comfortable shoes are required, as guests descend a total of 800 steps.

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