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Wieliczka Salt Mine Entrance Ticket

From US$17.68
  • Skip The Line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
Wieliczka Salt Mine Entrance Ticket
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ENG: middayMost Popular
Start between 12:00-15:00 - to know exact time please contact local supplier at least 24h before the service.
ENG: afternoon
Start between 15:00-17:00 - to know exact time please contact local supplier at least 24h before the service.
ENG: morning
Start between 9:00-12:00 - to know exact time please contact local supplier at least 24h before the service.
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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.

Reviews (28)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Wieliczka Salt Mine

I have been here 3 other times to the salt mine. Last time was 3 years ago. I always purchased tickets at the salt mine. I wasn't sure what the line up was going to be, so I purchased our tickets on-line through a tour...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Going underground

Visited today and enjoyed it even though I don t really like anything underground, plenty of exercise on the way down the 400 or so steps but easier going then , very interesting narrative by our guide , I ve forgot his name young man...More

Thank sandyanton1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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 13 September 2018 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 17 August 2018

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.

2  Thank LimaMonaghan
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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
24 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