Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets

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Guided Tours
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Guided Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine with Skip-the-Line Tickets

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zł98
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
  • The UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine will have you discover an underground 700-year-old world of 23 chambers composed of different salt compositions and saline lakes.
  • With your expert multilingual guide, learn about methods of salt extraction, mining tools and devices, and the various ways of transporting salt from the mine.
  • Admire the 300-year-old religious and historical statues made by miners from salt in St. Anthony, Janowice, and Holy Cross Chapels.
  • While on your tour, you can taste the raw salt from the walls! A truly sensory experience.
  • The Chapel of St Kinga will mesmerize you with its unique atmosphere and figures such as Pope John Paul II and a copy of Da Vinci's ‘Last Supper’ — all delicately carved in salt.
  • Salt chandeliers, smooth yet made-of-salt flooring, and even a multimedia spectacle are other highlights in this Chapel at the heart of the mine.
  • The UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine will have you discover an underground 700-year-old world of 23 chambers composed of different salt compositions and saline lakes.
  • With your expert multilingual guide, learn about methods of salt extraction, mining tools and devices, and the various ways of transporting salt from the mine.
  • Admire the 300-year-old religious and historical statues made by miners from salt in St. Anthony, Janowice, and Holy Cross Chapels.
  • While on your tour, you can taste the raw salt from the walls! A truly sensory experience.
  • The Chapel of St Kinga will mesmerize you with its unique atmosphere and figures such as Pope John Paul II and a copy of Da Vinci's ‘Last Supper’ — all delicately carved in salt.
  • Salt chandeliers, smooth yet made-of-salt flooring, and even a multimedia spectacle are other highlights in this Chapel at the heart of the mine.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Expert guide (available in multiple languages)
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Access to Tourist Route
  • Booking fees

Exclusions

  • Access to Miner's Route
  • Access to Graduation Tower
  • Tip: As the temperature underground reaches 17–18°C, the best way to dress is in layers.
  • This tour is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Ukrainian & Russian.
  • The route includes around 800 stairs, 380 of which are at the start. So, make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Telecommunication signals will not reach you in the Mine. However, a designated place is available to use free WiFi and make phone calls.
  • In exceptional cases, some of the chambers of the Tourist Route might be excluded from the guided tour.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Guided Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine with Meeting Point Pick Up from Krakow

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zł220
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Mobile Ticket
4 hr. - 4 hr. 30 min.
Transfers Included
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access and bypass waiting queues at the 800-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the most unique attractions in Poland.
  • Travel by a comfortable AC bus after a convenient pickup from the meeting point.
  • With an expert guide by your side, learn about all the myths and legends of one of the oldest salt mines in the world.
  • Explore the vast 327-meter underground labyrinth that dates back to the 13th century.
  • Marvel at the fascinating salt artwork as you walk through 22 chambers carved in salt. See the salty underground lake, chapels, and salt monuments here.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access and bypass waiting queues at the 800-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the most unique attractions in Poland.
  • Travel by a comfortable AC bus after a convenient pickup from the meeting point.
  • With an expert guide by your side, learn about all the myths and legends of one of the oldest salt mines in the world.
  • Explore the vast 327-meter underground labyrinth that dates back to the 13th century.
  • Marvel at the fascinating salt artwork as you walk through 22 chambers carved in salt. See the salty underground lake, chapels, and salt monuments here.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Expert guide (English, German, Italian, French, Spanish)
  • Round-trip transfers from Krakow with pick-up from meeting point
  • Tip: The microclimate of the mine is great for people with asthma and allergies.
  • This tour is not entirely wheelchair accessible.
  • Temperatures can drop to 14 degrees, so make sure to wear warm clothing.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as there is plenty of walking involved.
  • Bringing luggage to the mine is not allowed with the exception of hand baggage. Hand baggage is considered to be luggage of maximum dimensions 35cm x 20cm x 20cm.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine with Hotel Transfers from Krakow

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zł203.22
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
4 hr. 30 min.
  • The Wieliczka Salt Mines are the only operational facility in the world since the Middle Ages.
  • With hotel transfers arranged, you can enjoy a hassle-free transportation experience in an air-conditioned minibus.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can catch sight of the original excavated holes, shafts, and chambers at the salt mine.
  • Delve into the history of the salt mine with a local professional guide by your side during the tour.
  • Take a thrilling ride from the depths of the mine to ground level on an original elevator used since the middle ages.
  • Purchase some memorable rock salt souvenirs at the store present outside the attraction.
  • The Wieliczka Salt Mines are the only operational facility in the world since the Middle Ages.
  • With hotel transfers arranged, you can enjoy a hassle-free transportation experience in an air-conditioned minibus.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can catch sight of the original excavated holes, shafts, and chambers at the salt mine.
  • Delve into the history of the salt mine with a local professional guide by your side during the tour.
  • Take a thrilling ride from the depths of the mine to ground level on an original elevator used since the middle ages.
  • Purchase some memorable rock salt souvenirs at the store present outside the attraction.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Pick-up from the hotel or from the nearest possible pick-up point
  • Private transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an experienced driver/English-speaking tour manager
  • Entry tickets
  • Audio equipment rental

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Photo permission (10 PLN fee paid on the spot)
  • Tip: If you start feeling hungry then there is a cafeteria inside the mine with a variety of dishes and beverages. How often can you say you ate lunch over 400 feet underground?
  • Pick-up is possible from the hotels located in the center of Kracow. If your hotel location is in an area beyond this or in an area with limited traffic/accessibility, then you will be picked up from the nearest possible pickup place. The exact location and pickup time will be provided to you by the tour operator at least a day before your scheduled tour.
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine timings are subject to change. Your tour schedule may be updated to accommodate any adjustments.
  • The maximum dimensions of a bag that can be carried inside the attraction is 35x 20 x 20 cm.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours
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Combo: From Krakow - Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

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Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mobile Ticket
11 hr.
  • This experience offers a tour of two concentration camps and a historic mine with a live guide.
  • Hotel pickups and drop-offs from your hotel/hostel/accommodation in Krakow add to the convenience of this tour.
  • You'll begin at the Nazi Holocaust's largest concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, a 2-part tour that begins at Auschwitz.
  • At the second camp of Birkenau, you'll see the original barracks and locations where prisoners were held. As you walk through the camp, your guide will tell facts and stories about the prisoners.
  • Visit Wieliczka Salt Mine, an attraction that speaks to Poland's mineral and religious culture.
  • Descend 135 meters below ground level and follow the tourist route past multiple chambers, original sculptures, and authentic miner workplaces.
  • This experience offers a tour of two concentration camps and a historic mine with a live guide.
  • Hotel pickups and drop-offs from your hotel/hostel/accommodation in Krakow add to the convenience of this tour.
  • You'll begin at the Nazi Holocaust's largest concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, a 2-part tour that begins at Auschwitz.
  • At the second camp of Birkenau, you'll see the original barracks and locations where prisoners were held. As you walk through the camp, your guide will tell facts and stories about the prisoners.
  • Visit Wieliczka Salt Mine, an attraction that speaks to Poland's mineral and religious culture.
  • Descend 135 meters below ground level and follow the tourist route past multiple chambers, original sculptures, and authentic miner workplaces.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Expert English-speaking guide for both sites
  • Pick-up from the hotel or from the meeting point
  • Private transport in AC vehicle from Krakow
  • Entry tickets to both sites
  • Audio equipment rental
  • Pick up from your hotel or meeting point
  • Travel to Auschwitz (approx 1h)
  • Visit to Auschwitz Museum 1.5hr
  • Visit to Birkenau Musuem 1hr
  • Lunch break 1hr
  • Travel to Wieliczka Salt Mine approx 1hr
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine tour 2.5hr
  • Travel back to Krakow approx 30min (time may vary depending on the drop-off point)
  • Pick-up is possible from the hotels located in the center of Kracow. If your hotel location is in an area beyond this or in an area with limited traffic/accessibility, then you will be picked up from the nearest possible pickup place. The tour operator will provide the exact location and pickup time at least a day before your scheduled tour.

Auschwitz-Birkenau

  • Tip: Pay attention to the camp's infrastructure and layout. Observe the barracks, watchtowers, fences, and other structures to get a sense of the scale and conditions of the camp.
  • Note that last-minute tour timing changes may occasionally occur due to the nature of the venue. In rare cases, tours may be rescheduled to the following day, ensuring you still get the full experience.
  • The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial’s visitor service.
  • Note: As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants must provide their full name as part of the booking. Entry may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Tip: Keep an eye out for intricate statues, bas-reliefs, and even entire salt chapels, showcasing the miners' skill and craftsmanship.
  • Sightseeing in the salt mine takes place 135 m under the surface where the temperature is between 14 and 16 degrees Celsius. We recommend wearing appropriate clothes.
  • The maximum dimensions of a bag: Auschwitz-Birkenau – 30 x 20 x 10 cm, Wieliczka Salt Mine – 35 x 20 x 20 cm.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Skip-the-Line Combo: Wieliczka Salt Mine + Schindler's Factory

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zł219.87

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Guided Tour
  • Explore two of Poland’s attractions with the help of these pocket-friendly tickets during this guided tour!
  • Visit the world's oldest salt mine, Wieliczka Salt Mine, acclaimed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • From an expert guide, learn about ancient mining tools, salt extraction methods, and transportation (available in various languages).
  • Explore saline lakes and beautiful salt statues beneath 135 meters.
  • Start your journey back to Krakow under Nazi occupation with your expert guide.
  • Enter without waiting in line by taking the skip-the-line entrance into the factory! Know more about Oskar Schindler’s life from the Enamel Factory, recreating the city's WWII events.
  • Visit the photographer's shop, take the tram, and walk through the crowded streets of a Jewish ghetto.
  • See where the events depicted in Steven Spielberg's film "Schindler's List" occurred in the now-famous Schindler's factory.
  • Explore two of Poland’s attractions with the help of these pocket-friendly tickets during this guided tour!
  • Visit the world's oldest salt mine, Wieliczka Salt Mine, acclaimed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • From an expert guide, learn about ancient mining tools, salt extraction methods, and transportation (available in various languages).
  • Explore saline lakes and beautiful salt statues beneath 135 meters.
  • Start your journey back to Krakow under Nazi occupation with your expert guide.
  • Enter without waiting in line by taking the skip-the-line entrance into the factory! Know more about Oskar Schindler’s life from the Enamel Factory, recreating the city's WWII events.
  • Visit the photographer's shop, take the tram, and walk through the crowded streets of a Jewish ghetto.
  • See where the events depicted in Steven Spielberg's film "Schindler's List" occurred in the now-famous Schindler's factory.

Inclusions

Weilickza Salt Mine

  • Skip-the-line entry to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Expert guide (available in multiple languages)
  • Access to Tourist Route

Schindler’s Factory

  • Skip-the-line entry into Oskar Schindler’s Factory
  • Small tour group

Weilickza Salt Mine

  • Tip: As the temperature underground reaches 17–18°C, the best way to dress is in layers.
  • The route includes around 800 stairs, 380 of which are at the start. So, make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes.
  • The excursion is not wheelchair accessible. Some of the underground workings of the Tourist Route are adapted for people with limited mobility.
  • In exceptional cases, some of the chambers of the Tourist Route might be excluded from the excursion.
  • Service animals/guide dogs are allowed.

Schindler’s Factory

  • Tip: Take note of the preserved machinery, tools, and materials to get a sense of the working conditions during that time.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Guided Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine with Round-Trip Transfers and Lunch

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zł310
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
Transfers Included
  • Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mines, the only facility in the world that is operational since the Middle Ages.
  • With round-trip transfers arranged, you can enjoy a hassle-free transportation experience in an air-conditioned minibus.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can catch sight of the original excavated holes, shafts, and chambers at the salt mine.
  • Delve into the history of the salt mine with a local professional guide by your side during the tour.
  • Take a thrilling ride from the depths of the mine to ground level on an original elevator used since the middle ages.
  • Purchase some memorable rock salt souvenirs at the store present outside the attraction.
  • Sate your appetite with a lunch box included in your ticket, offering vegetarian and meat options.
  • Note: The tour includes pick-up services from the hotels located in the center of Krakow. If your hotel location is in an area beyond this or in an area with limited traffic/accessibility, then you will be picked up from the nearest possible pickup place. The exact location and pickup time will be provided to you by the tour operator at least a day before your scheduled tour.
  • Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mines, the only facility in the world that is operational since the Middle Ages.
  • With round-trip transfers arranged, you can enjoy a hassle-free transportation experience in an air-conditioned minibus.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can catch sight of the original excavated holes, shafts, and chambers at the salt mine.
  • Delve into the history of the salt mine with a local professional guide by your side during the tour.
  • Take a thrilling ride from the depths of the mine to ground level on an original elevator used since the middle ages.
  • Purchase some memorable rock salt souvenirs at the store present outside the attraction.
  • Sate your appetite with a lunch box included in your ticket, offering vegetarian and meat options.
  • Note: The tour includes pick-up services from the hotels located in the center of Krakow. If your hotel location is in an area beyond this or in an area with limited traffic/accessibility, then you will be picked up from the nearest possible pickup place. The exact location and pickup time will be provided to you by the tour operator at least a day before your scheduled tour.

Inclusions

  • Pick-up from the hotel or from the nearest possible pick-up point
  • Private transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an experienced driver/English-speaking tour manager
  • Entry tickets
  • Tour with a professional guide (English, Spanish, French, German, or Italian)
  • Audio equipment rental
  • Food: Lunchbox with ham or Cheese Sandwich or Hummus Sandwich Fruits, Chocolate
  • Drinks: Water

Exclusions

  • Photo permission (10 PLN fee paid on the spot)

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • Italian Guided Tour
  • German Guided Tour
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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  • Experience the thrill of a miner's life with this unique guided tour, taking you deep into the heart of the Wieliczka Salt Mine with skip-the-line tickets.
  • Accompanied by an expert guide delve deeper into the history and culture of the mine with exclusive Miner's Route access through tools and equipment used by miners.
  • Weave through exclusive hidden tunnels, and undertake exciting tasks like measuring methane levels.
  • Inclusions like safety training, use of professional mining equipment, and a certificate of completion ensure an authentic mining experience.
  • A choice of English or Polish guided tours, grants in-depth access to the Miner's Route.
  • Experience the thrill of a miner's life with this unique guided tour, taking you deep into the heart of the Wieliczka Salt Mine with skip-the-line tickets.
  • Accompanied by an expert guide delve deeper into the history and culture of the mine with exclusive Miner's Route access through tools and equipment used by miners.
  • Weave through exclusive hidden tunnels, and undertake exciting tasks like measuring methane levels.
  • Inclusions like safety training, use of professional mining equipment, and a certificate of completion ensure an authentic mining experience.
  • A choice of English or Polish guided tours, grants in-depth access to the Miner's Route.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Expert English/Polish-speaking guide (optional)
  • Access to Miner's Route
  • Tip: Keep an eye out for the intricate salt sculptures carved by miners throughout history.
  • Please note that the maximum depth you can reach is 101m where telecommunication signals will not reach you.
  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
  • There are no toilets available underground.
  • Note that you take part in the tour in the company of other individual tourists, the Mine is responsible for assembling a group.
  • As the temperature underground reaches 14-16ºC, the best way to dress is in layers.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • The following are not allowed on this tour: open flames, electric torches, smoking cigarettes (including e-cigarettes), and animals.
  • This experience is restricted for guests aged 10 and below and those with disabilities.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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  • Get access to 37 museums and attractions with the Krakow City Pass and enjoy skip-the-line entry to Wieliczka Salt Mine with this money-saving combo ticket.
  • Discover the best of Krakow with the Krakow City Pass, providing access to 37 museums and attractions.
  • Enjoy unlimited public transport for 2 or 3 days, allowing flexible exploration of the city at a cost-efficient rate.
  • Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO-listed site, with skip-the-line entries and expert guides available in multiple languages.
  • Unearth the extraordinary history of the mine with insights into salt extraction techniques and marvel at the awe-inspiring salt sculptures and chapels.
  • Get access to 37 museums and attractions with the Krakow City Pass and enjoy skip-the-line entry to Wieliczka Salt Mine with this money-saving combo ticket.
  • Discover the best of Krakow with the Krakow City Pass, providing access to 37 museums and attractions.
  • Enjoy unlimited public transport for 2 or 3 days, allowing flexible exploration of the city at a cost-efficient rate.
  • Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO-listed site, with skip-the-line entries and expert guides available in multiple languages.
  • Unearth the extraordinary history of the mine with insights into salt extraction techniques and marvel at the awe-inspiring salt sculptures and chapels.

Inclusions

Krakow Card

  • Access to 37 museums and attractions
  • Unlimited travel on buses and trams
  • Validity of 2 or 3 days (optional)

Guided Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Expert guide (available in multiple languages)
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Access to the tourist route

Exclusions

Krakow Card

  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry to Wawel Cathedral and chambers
  • Other modes of transportation

Guided Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Access to Miner's Route
  • Access to Graduation Tower

Krakow Card

  • Tip: If you have limited time, prioritize visiting the museums that close early before exploring the ones that have slightly later closing times.
  • Museum/attraction opening times are subject to change.
  • The card is valid only on city buses and trams (day and night).
  • The last admission to exhibitions is typically 90 minutes before closing time.
  • Some museums are closed on Mondays.
  • The card's validity depends on the number of days chosen at redemption.
  • Choose the day of redemption when exchanging the voucher for the card.

Guided Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Tip: Wieliczka Salt Mine offers a variety of edible salt products, including different types of salt, flavored salts, and salt-based condiments, which you can purchase as souvenirs.
  • The tour is available in English, French, German, and Spanish.
  • Dress in layers as the underground temperature is around 17-18°C.
  • The guided tour is not wheelchair accessible, but some parts of the Tourist Route are adapted for people with limited mobility.
  • No telecommunication signals in the mine, but designated areas provide free WiFi and phone access.
  • In exceptional cases, some chambers of the Tourist Route may be excluded from the guided tour.
  • Service animals/guide dogs are permitted.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Wieliczka Salt Mine | One of world's oldest salt mines

The Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow, Poland, is one of the world's most famous salt mines, boasting a history of more than 700 years. While commercial salt mining was discontinued in 1996, the hollowed-out caverns left from digging have transformed over the years into a tourist attraction. The mine is now an official Polish Historic Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Keep reading to find everything you need to plan a visit to this historic site.

Why visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine?

Why visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine?

Which Wieliczka Salt Mine ticket is best for you?

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If you are short on time

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets
Guide: Yes

  • Go on a well-organized Wieliczka tour to make the most of your visit in a limited time. A knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the mine's history and legends.
  • Avoid waiting in long lines at the entrance & get more time to explore the salt mine with the skip-the-line entry ticket. 

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If you're looking for hassle-free transfers

Go for: Entry tickets with transfers
Guide: Yes

  • Go on a guided tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine with convenient round-trip transfers to and from a meeting point in Krakow or your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • A knowledgeable guide will enrich your journey with historical narratives and intriguing stories about the underground salt mine.

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If you want to explore beyond

Go for: Combo tours
Guide: Yes

  • Maximize your adventure with combo tours that include visits to other prominent attractions like Auschwitz-Birkenau, Schindler's Factory, or Krakow Old Town.
  • An Auschwitz and salt mine tour is a great way to experience the diverse cultural and historical heritage of the region while gaining insights from a professional guide.

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Wieliczka Salt Mine highlights

Wieliczka Salt Mine St Kingas Chapel

St Kinga’s Chapel

About 101 meters underground you will find the chapel of St Kinga, the patron saint of the salt miners. The three-piece altar and the bas-relief depicting the Last Supper are some of the most important elements here. You will also find reliefs depicting events described in the Scripture, such as the wedding in Cana or the escape to Egypt.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Museum

Krakow Saltworks Museum

Established in 1951, it is the largest underground museum in Europe. Located on the third level, this Wieliczka Salt Mine museum boasts ancient artifacts, exhibits on the salt mine's history, and a geological exhibit. The most valuable artifact of this underground salt museum is the Renaissance Horn of the Diggers' Brotherhood from 1534.

Wieliczka Salt Mine - Stanisław Staszic Chamber

Stanisław Staszic Chamber

The Stanisław Staszic Chamber is 36-meters and is the tallest structure in the Wieliczka Salt Mine. In fact, due to its large size, a world record attempt for underground ballooning was hosted here in 2000. Balloonist Krzysztof Rekas managed to float 7 feet off the cavern floor, 410 feet underground.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Underground salt lakes

Underground salt lakes

The mine has several brine lakes and the most popular Wieliczka Salt Mine lake is the one in the Weimar Chamber. A popular spot for proposals, this lake has a teal hue because of the high level of sodium chloride in its water. 

Wieliczka Salt Mine - Salt labyrinth

Salt labyrinth

Walk through the mystical salt labyrinth with walls of glistening salt crystals. Carved by the skilled hands of miners, these winding corridors echo centuries of history. You can also taste salt by taking some from the walls of the passageways.

Wieliczka Salt Mine - Salt sculptures

Salt sculptures

Prepare to be awestruck by the salt sculptures – a testament to the artistic prowess hidden within the mine's depths. Marvel at intricate sculptures, including chandeliers, altarpieces, and even life-sized figures, all meticulously carved from salt.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Chapel

St Anthony's Chapel

This salt mine cathedral showcases the ethereal beauty of salt-carved religious sculptures. This underground sanctuary, adorned with salt crystals and intricate carvings, offers a unique blend of spirituality and craftsmanship.

Wieliczka Salt Mine - Chamber of Casimir the Great

Chamber of Casimir the Great

The Chamber of Casimir is named after the medieval monarch who played a pivotal role in the mine's development. The chamber boasts King Casimir's stunningly carved statue and showcases the grandeur of salt mining history through artifacts, tools, and illustrations. 

Chamber of Casimir the Great - The "Last Supper" bas-relief

The "Last Supper" bas-relief

Crafted by the skilled miner-sculptor Antoni Wyrobek, this masterpiece draws inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci's iconic work, 'The Last Supper'. As you admire the intricacies, don't miss the other captivating reliefs in St. Kinga's Chapel depicting biblical tales like the wedding in Cana and the escape to Egypt.

The Weimar Chamber at Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Weimar Chamber

It is an underground chamber where the gentle glow of candlelight dances off the walls, and a tranquil brine lake glistens in the background, creating a scene straight out of a fairy tale. No wonder it's so popular among the love birds for marriage proposals!

Plan your visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine

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  • Wifi: Wieliczka Salt Mine offers a free WiFi facility in selected areas. 
  • Toilets: There is a toilet located right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft, which you can use before the start of the tour. Toilets are also available underground in two locations.
  • Refreshments: Food and drink options are available at the underground Wieliczka Salt Mine restaurant, the Karczma Górnicza. It is located 125 meters underground. There's also Bistro Posolone, located next to the Daniłowicz Shaft.
  • ATM: ATMs and currency exchange are located near the Daniłowicz Shaft. All outlets in the Mine accept card payments.
  • Changing rooms: A changing table and special chairs have been made available at Karczma Górnicza for those traveling with children.
  • Luggage storage at the mine is provided free of charge near the Danilowicz Shaft. If you're carrying large bags or luggage, you can utilize this facility.
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  • A portion of the Tourist Route, spanning from levels II (3 to 7 excavations) to the underground exhibition at level III in the Cracow Saltworks Museum, has been modified to accommodate visitors with mobility impairments. These sections have been designed without stairs and include wheelchair-accessible transportation options.
  • Visitors facing mobility challenges are permitted to explore this section accompanied by a caregiver. However, due to space limitations in the elevator, wheelchairs used by visitors with mobility issues must not exceed dimensions of 100 x 58 x 170 centimeters.
  • Please note that the tours accommodating visitors with mobility issues are scheduled exclusively as either the first or last tour of the day, primarily due to organizational considerations.
Tips for visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland
  • Book tickets in advance: Purchase Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets online in advance to avoid standing in long queues and ensure guaranteed entry.
  • Possible claustrophobia: This experience may not be suitable for people with claustrophobia since it involves moving and staying in a confined space like narrow galleries, the mine lift, etc.
  • Wear comfortable shoes: With 800 stairs and miles of underground passages to explore, comfortable footwear is a must. Opt for sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
  • Accessibility: Some of the underground excavations are wheelchair accessible. People with mobility issues should contact the visitor center in advance to ask about optional routes. 
  • Layer up: The temperature underground remains relatively constant throughout the year, hovering around 14°C-16°C. Dress in layers to adapt to the underground climate.
  • Item restrictions: Electric torches, open flames, cigarettes (including e-cigarettes), and animals (except service dogs) are not allowed inside the salt mine.
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets stay

Budget: Hotel Krakus, Shalom KazimierzHostel Wieliczka - Pokoje i noclegi w Wieliczce

Mid-budget: Perfect HotelHotel SolnyEko Motel on Wierzynka

Luxury: Turówka Hotel & SPAHoliday Inn Krakow City Centre, an IHG HotelHotel Grand Sal Wieliczka

You can also choose to stay at The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Health Resort and take advantage of the health benefits that the underground salt mine boasts of.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tickets Dining
  • Karczma Górnicza: Complete your underground salt mine experience at this diner, located 125 m underground, by sitting at a wooden table as a miner would after his shift. Devour some Polish classics like Sour Rye Soup and Cottage Cheese Dumplings.
  • Bistro Posolone: It is located on the surface, right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft, offering a wide range of salads, burgers, and pasta, as well as coffee and desserts.
  • Grand Sal Hotel Restaurant: Check out local dishes from Małopolska, as well as specialties from all over the world at this fancy restaurant. Their menu changes with the season.
  • Dzień Dobry: Enjoy a quiet meal at this no-frills offering Polish perogies and potato dumplings. Only a 7-minute walk away.

Explore beyond Wieliczka Salt Mine

Auschwitz Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau, located about an hour's drive from Wieliczka, is a sobering reminder of the Holocaust. This former concentration and extermination camp is now a museum and memorial, preserving the memory of those who suffered during World War II. 

Schindler's Factory

Schindler's Factory

Schindler's Factory, located in Krakow, is a museum dedicated to Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of over a thousand Polish-Jewish refugees during World War II. It's a short drive from the Wieliczka mine and offers a compelling look into a different aspect of history.

Krakow Old Town

Krakow Old Town

Krakow Old Town is a beautifully preserved medieval city center that's bustling with life. Explore the stunning architecture, visit the iconic Wawel Castle, and stroll through the charming Market Square. Don't forget to savor traditional Polish cuisine in one of the many cafes lining the streets.

Frequently asked questions about Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets

Can I buy Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets online?

Yes, Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets can be bought online.

How much does the Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets cost?

The Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets price starts from zł98. This typically includes a guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine with an expert guide available in multiple languages, skip-the-line entry, and access to the Tourist Route of the mine.

How big is the Wieliczka Salt Mine?

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is 327 meters deep and extends across 287 km via horizontal passages and salt chambers.

How long is a Wieliczka Salt Mine tour?

The Wieliczka Salt Mine tour takes around 2-4 hours.

Are any discounts available for the Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets?

Discounts on the Wieliczka Salt Mine tickets are available for children aged less than 17 years and students under 26 years.

Can I eat at the Wieliczka Salt Mine?

Yes, there are two eateries located on the Wieliczka Salt Mine premises- one 125 m underground and the other at the surface.

Are there washroom facilities at the Wieliczka Salt Mine?

Yes. There is one located right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft, which you can use before the start of the tour. Two toilets are also available underground.

What is the duration of a Wieliczka Salt Mine tour from Krakow?

The duration of a Wieliczka Salt Mine tour from Krakow can be anywhere between 3 to 4.5 hours.