Over the nine centuries of salt extraction the salt mine has transformed into an underground city in which a specific, therapeutic microclimate has developed. Kilometers of underground corridors with impressive chambers, chapels and emerald salt lakes hide the history and secrets of the Mine. These will be unveiled to you by a local guide, who will tell you how, over the centuries, the miners extracted the white gold – the salt. You will have the exceptional occasion to see what happens when man and Mother Nature work together.
The ride to Wieliczka, which is about 12 km form the center of Krakow, takes around 40 minutes – 1 hour. Upon the arrival to the parking lot, while your tour leader does all the formalities for you, you will get a break to prepare to go down the steps to the Mine. Every visitor gets an entrance ticket to the mine. The visit, assisted by a local guide, lasts around 2 hours. One break in an underground café is included. After the visit the group gets ready to get on a miners’ lift to get back to the ground.
The biggest underground temple in the world always fascinates the visitors.
The review of devices used for the extraction of salt over the years.
Picturesque underground lakes; the depth of the deepest one reaches 9 meters.
Each of them is unique, has history and legends that you will find out about thanks to your guide.
The journey through and underground labyrinth will help you feel the real atmosphere of the Salt Mine in Wieliczka
The creations made with hands of the Wieliczka sculptors and miners present the history and culture of our country and help you get closer to the job of miners in the old days
Before you decide to purchase a ticket, read the most important information:
IMPORTANT - STUDENT DISCOUNT - Student tickets for all tours of Cracow City Tours are sold to the visitors who show valid student's/pupil's ID. Person who buys student ticket and does not show ID card at the entrance to the Salt Mine is obliged to pay additionally 100PLN/ 28 euro/ 25 GBP.