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Wieliczka Salt Mine Entrance Ticket

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Wieliczka Salt Mine Entrance Ticket
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ENG: middayMost Popular
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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 yesterday
Get your ticket through the mine vs. tour

Getting tickets for tours every 30 minutes versus through tours. I booked through a tour and they never showed up and didn't have record of my payment or reservation.

Thank Stan M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Good Idea

We didn’t have to wait long to enter the mine. Well organized. We have seen all the spots in the mine. Some agencies sell shorten visits.

Thank AnaSeguro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible experience. The Mine is a must see for any visitor to Krakow. What was created here in Wieliczka Salt Mine is nothing short of amazing. Words can't do it justice.............go and see it.

1  Thank LimaMonaghan
Reviewed 9 August 2018
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

9  Thank Pilou1337
Reviewed 30 July 2018 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.

2  Thank kerryphillips7
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Mary M
17 August 2018|
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Response from Karon S | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a certain amount of the mine that you can see, but I would double check by contacting them directly.
Pat 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
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