Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wieliczka Salt Mine
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric Sites
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • terryhammond8834
    Lutterworth, United Kingdom170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An unforgettable experience
    Very interesting place, tour about 2 hrs 30 mins long. Walk along way but all steps are down. See some incredible sights all made of salt. The ride back to the surface in an old mine lift was memorable, not for those that suffer with tight spaces. A most enjoyable experience.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Rebecca Thorpe
    York, United Kingdom72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience!
    Before our tour, my family and I had no idea what to expect but we were completely blown away. It was an incredible experience and we all loved it. We were in a group of about twenty which was a good amount. The mine wasn’t too crowded and our tour guide was really great. There were quite a few steps in the beginning but it was worth it! We will definitely be going back.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Khalaf K
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    “New Experience in unknown industry”
    The Salt Mine in Wieliczka is a marvelous place to know about salt mining industry and the linkage to Krakow history. The tour guide was excellent and we were extremely lucky to have her as a our tour guide. Its a new experience to me in such type of tourist attraction and really love it. I would say it’s 2.5 hours tour full of excitement.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Francesca R
    Varese, Italy508 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding
    Absolutely recommended. This visit is worth every penny of the ticket price. You can choose a guided tour in English, German, French, Italian, Polish of course, Russian and Ukrainian (groups of about 30 people). It lasts almost 3 hours. The mine is breathtaking: every corner is absolutely fantastic, it even includes a big chapel, the Kinga Chapel and lakes, sculpures, chandeliers, all in salt. Basically everyone is able to tour it provided that he/she is perfectly able to walk: there are 800 steps going down 3 levels, 350 are done immediately. At the end you come back with an elevator. Anyway one of the most amazing things I have seen in Poland.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Raylene Brown
    Salt Lake City, Utah882 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Interesting
    I was part of a tour group and when I saw the itinerary to visit a salt mine, I was less that excited. However, once we started the tour, my mind was blown. It was really interesting and fun to explore. The salt chapels were breathtakingly beautiful. Be prepared for a lot of stairs and walking, but that was part of the fun, and the ride back up in the tiny elevator was exhilarating! I highly recommend this tour.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Adam A
    Stockholm, Sweden7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WOW
    Visiting the salt mine in Krakow is an absolute must. It was highly educational and entertaining. We took an English guided tour, and the guide was competent, friendly, and professional. I have nothing negative to say about the visit. I wholeheartedly recommend this attraction.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Heather P
    Greatham, United Kingdom15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting visit. Good for a rainy day
    Really enjoyed our time in the salt mines. Very interesting to us as people who enjoy learning about cultures of other countries without the dullness of a typical museum. Our guide was Elisabeth who was very knowledgeable and a bit quirky. Booking tickets was a bit of a faff on as we didn’t realise you HAVE to be part of a guided tour, you can’t just go at your own pace. Ticket queues at the venue can be confusing and long so it may be best to book online first.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Marek R
    Richmond, United Kingdom53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see unique historic site
    We went on the standard English speaking tour and our guide was entertaining. Most of the steps are at the first stage, down a modern wooden staircase. The history and importance of the place get a bit lost amidst the volumes of tourists. Most of the caverns you see, including the splendid cathedral, were dug by hand and the salt extracted powered the wealth of the region i.e. Krakow old town, Wawel castle etc. A fabulous site with some comedy waxworks along the way amidst the amazing hand carvings. P.s. There is a bit of hike to get to the lift out and then a walk back above ground to get to the very busy car parks.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • JetSetter
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An enjoyable experience
    An enjoyable experience with an in depth insight into the salt mines. There is quite a lot of walking and certainly a lot of steps! Some of the rooms were quite mesmerizing (mainly the chapel) but these were few and far between. There were a lot of corridors with not much going on but the tour guide made the most of this and gave us some very interesting facts when there was not much to look at. This is definitely something worth visiting when in Krakow if you have never been before, but you would only ever visit the salt mines once in a lifetime.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Sam Manson
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A breathtaking experience of Wieliczka Salt Mine
    An amazing experience, but be prepared to skyrocket your daily step count! The scenes are absolutely stunning. Our tour guide was very informative and also funny which just added to the whole experience. Make sure you have plenty space on your phone/device as you'll want to take endless photos and videos!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
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Iain A
Kirkcaldy, UK634 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A day trip from Krakow, this was a worthwhile, interesting place to spend a few hours. We had an English speaking local guide and he gave us lots of interesting information about what we were seeing. Lots of stairs and walking, so it would be difficult for customers with mobility issues. The highlights include intricate carvings in the walls of the salt mine, deep underground and even places of worship, where the salt had been previously mined.
Written 12 June 2024
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Laurasnookig
Lurgan, UK29 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Went to the Salt Mine after recommendation and wished I hadn’t bothered!

Before going into the actual doors to the mine a girl that worked there was counting numbers for groups (I didn’t realise) I said excuse me to her which she didn’t acknowledge nor look in my direction so i presumed she didn’t hear me so I said excuse me again to which she shouted “Wait” in my face (just really uncalled for rudeness)

Our tour guide was wearing a face mask the whole time - her English wasn’t the best and very hard to hear her! The groups were far too large, meaning when she was trying to do the tour she would only be explaining things quietly to the people at the front so a lot of information was missed. As the groups were large people were pushing, shoving just not a good experience! Spend your time and money elsewhere.
Written 11 June 2024
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GradingMachine
Oak Park, CA579 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Business
My wife and I first brought a college student group to the Wielicza salt mine in 2015. Working with a company (CIEE) this year, CIEE organized our weekend in Krakow, and it was marvelous until we got to the Wielicza salt mine. The tour guide (Lara—sp?) at 8:45 on June 9th) was terrible. Her English was not the best, and she lacked the proper volume and cadence to be a tour guide. When we reached any point in the first 2/3 of the tour, she’d start speaking in her soft, monotone voice before everyone in our party reached her spot. As a teacher of 30 years, I thought that 1) she doesn’t know that she needs to wait for everyone or 2) to demand silence. She seemed pissed off that our students were laughing and chatting while walking. What business is that of hers if our students are enjoying the tour between stops? This is her job—to engage those on her tour. She failed to do so. After rushing through everything so quickly, she deposited us too early for our scheduled meal. Not our fault: hers. When our CIEE guide talked to those in the restaurant, they were not ready for us for another 20 minutes. We elected to have Lara (sp?) complete the last third of the tour in which she said that she had “three things to point out.” She didn’t speak at all and walked at a breakneck speed in a Kafkaesque manner. Some of our students started giggling at the absurd situation. Another young woman (MK) looked at me quizzically, and I speculated, “I think we’re being punished for some reason.” Because students laughed on the tour earlier? Because we asked to have the last third of the tour since our meal wasn’t ready? Because one of our students (Ian) got turned around while trying to find a bathroom? Regardless, the tour guide was at fault and shouldn’t be in this job.
Written 10 June 2024
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Lee T
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
What a great experience. A lot of walking but totally worth it for what you get to see. The guides are very knowledgeable and their English is very good. Definitely worth the trip.
Written 10 June 2024
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helenjacobawood
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We visited in May 2024 & had organised our visit & trips via Escape2Poland, which included pick up and drop off. The mines were busy but not overly so. We were in a small group of about 12 which was a definite advantage over some of the larger groups & our guide spoke excellent English.
I had read reviews suggesting this trip could be both claustrophobic and slippery underfoot, which had caused me some worry which proved needless. You do access the mines via a lot of steps, but these are dry wooden staircases with handrails. I am 63 & not especially fit but it was perfectly manageable. You exit via lifts which are a tight squeeze but it’s a brief experience.
Closed spaces with no accessible exit can make me uncomfortable, but the caves are large, airy and not crowded when we visited.
The whole place is amazing, it’s history fascinating and the carvings an artwork. So very glad we visited.

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Written 9 June 2024
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Maria C
Ann Arbor, MI7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Business
Absolutely awful experience. Do not, I repeat do not expect much if your tour guide is named Laura. She was the WORST guide I have ever had, skipping over information, walking incredibly fast to get the tour over with, etc. Not to mention her incredibly rude attitude and lack of customer service. If it were up to me, she would no longer be employed. Keep this in mind when considering this establishment. The Salt Mine employs guides who can ruin an entire experience.
Written 9 June 2024
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NishaG
Leicester, UK70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
A great place, and worth a visit - be prepared, as the guided tour to go round it is a tad long (2.5hours)!

It was easy to get the train from Krakow (25 mins) & then a short walk to the mine.

So all in all, much cheaper than the day trip organised tours.

You can also buy a ticket when you get there.
Written 8 June 2024
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Alison H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Absolutely loved this experience. If you’re staying in Krakow, it’s very quick and easy to get the train to the town and then a short walk from the station to the mine.
We arrived a bit early and had a wander round the little town which was really nice.
The grounds around the mine are also lovely: well kept and tidy.
Definitely recommend booking tickets in advance as it was fairly busy despite being a Christian holiday in Poland. We were on an English speaking tour in a group of 20. Apparently the groups can be up to 40. Our guide was great - very funny and knowledgeable. He explained that he would have to speed up sometimes to make sure we weren’t holding up other groups. This did mean that he spoke very quickly and if you didn’t pay close attention, it was easy to miss information.
The mines themselves are amazing. I had expected it to be cramped and dark but they were the opposite. So much to see and learn about from mining techniques to sculptures. The cathedral was a real ‘wow’ moment. And being a LOTR fan, I definitely thought of the mines of Moria during our tour.
There is a restaurant in the mine. As a Brit, I was delighted to get a cup of tea over 100m below ground. We also had some chocolate cake.
To get into the mines, you need to be prepared to walk down a lot of steps but getting back out involves a lift. I’ve never seen 8 people fit into such a tiny space! We all got the giggles as we got up close and personal.
I would highly recommend a visit to the mines!
Written 3 June 2024
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Paul J
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Truly spectacular! We booked the visit directly and the tour included a guide. We were in the caves for 2 and a half hours and the time flew by, To explore something that is over a thousand years old was breathtaking. Highlights were plentiful, but The Chapel was stunning.

A must visit destination if you visit Krakow.
Written 3 June 2024
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LydiaMay
Northamptonshire, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Definitely recommend coming here!

The tour guide was excellent and the caves were beautiful.

Warning- lots of steps and walking!
Written 1 June 2024
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