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Wieliczka salt mine

Subterranean wonderland next to Krakow

The 900-year-old salt mine in Wieliczka near Krakow has been a major tourist attraction since the 18th century. 

Wieliczka opening hours

April through October from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
November through March from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Easter Saturday and December 31st closing time is 3,30 pm and 4 pm respectively.

Closed on January 1st, Easter Sunday, November 1st, December 24th, and December 25th.

 

Tours of the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Access is restricted to guided tours. Two kinds of them are available, the traditional "Tourist Route" and the new "Miners' Route" for more adventurous visitors. 

Tourist Route.

The popular guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine is a 3-hour, 2-kilometer walk thru the three oldest levels of the mine between 64 meters and 135 m under ground. It includes the most spectacular chambers, lakes, and the subterranean museum with stunning exhibits. Groups of 35 enter climbing down steep stairs and leave by elevator.

Entry: Szyb Danilowicza at 10 Danilowicza street. GPS N 49 58.966 E 20 03.374

A ticket for an English tour costs 89 PLN (Polish zloty) in July and August, otherwise 84 PLN.

October through May the English tours start every 60 minutes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June through September the English tours start every 30 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Miner's Route.

An adventure exploit mimics the training of a miner. Visitors wear the miner working clothes and equipment. They walk dark passages of the mine and carry on varied tasks for about 3 hours. Groups of 20 enter and leave by elevator.

Entry: Szyb Regis at Sikorskiego street. GPS N 49 59.092 E 20 03.399

A ticket for an English tour costs 89 PLN (Polish zloty) in July and August, otherwise 84 PLN.

April through October the English tours start at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m.
November through March the English tours start at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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