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Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli)
Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli)

Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli)

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6,625 Reviews
8 am- 7:30 pm
ul Daniłowicza 10, Wieliczka, 32-020

The Basics

Three of the mine's nine levels are open to visitors. Explore these upper areas and see underground lakes, pits and chambers that have been made into detailed chapels, and an array of statues and monuments, all carved from salt. The mine's claim to fame is its ornate Chapel of St. Kinga, made entirely of salt—from the chandeliers to the altarpieces—over the course of 30 years.

Wieliczka is a popular site for travelers to Krakow, often visited on a half-day trip with a tour guide or combined with a trip to the nearby Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

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Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch

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Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch
$76.07 per adult
$89.49 $13.00 savings
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5 Star
This day trip was fantastic and very organised couldn’t recommend it any more. No delays and they also provided us with a packed lunch. This would be definitely suitable for solo travelers too, Great day 👍🏼
Lisaa_, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Krakow

star-4
Great Tour!
Lindsey_S, Sep 2021
Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine guided ONE DAY TOUR
This tour was great! Even though it was a full day (prepare for lots of walking!), it was great to see both parts of Auschwitz and the salt mine. If you have a short amount of time and want to see both these things this is a great tour to go on.
star-5
Worth it to visit
Isagani_L, Sep 2021
Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch
Im not happy for what happened (history is history) but im happy that i have a chance to visit this place. My thoughts to all the victims🙏🏼
star-4
Great experience
JosiasDeCarli, Sep 2021
Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch
It was definitely worth it to book Auschwitz and Salt Mine at the same day . We were picked up right in time and it was such a comfortable visit. I definitely recommend to other visitors.
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Fabulous
Fonda, Sep 2021
Combined: Auschwitz Birkenau and Salt Mine private chauffeur from Krakow
Excellent experience!!! Driver was very knowledgeable and help with all the details at Auschwitz and at the salt mine. I would highly recommend!!!
star-5
Must see when in Krakow
Tim_M, Sep 2021
Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow
Was some confusion with pick up. They had to send a 2nd driver which meant a 30 minute delay but the mines are incredible.
star-4
Very Good
Marleen, Sep 2021
5-Hour Salt Mine Tour in Wieliczka from Krakow
The driver was very early, so I had to wait almost a hour at the entrance of the mine. But overall perfect experience. Good tour.
star-4
Good trip, needs better lunch break
mtkqbx6q6f, Sep 2021
Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine guided ONE DAY TOUR
Great trip and good guides. Worth the money. My only complaint is that there was no allotted time for lunch and the guide did not let us know that. If I knew, I would have brought some food to eat during the break. We finally had a chance to eat at 15h. This would have difficult if I had my children with me. I recommend bringing snacks/ sandwiches to eat at the break at 13h.
star-4
Nice trip.. need more time
Rosie_E, Aug 2021
Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided tour from Krakow select your pick up time
Fabulous tour but not enough time. We had hope to visit the museum too but tour finished only 10 mins before pick up time so did not have the time.
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A very good day.
Tim, Sep 2021
Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch
Our tour guide was very nice and informative. On the way to Auschwitz we were shown a documentary on the bus. It was a very sad trip. Afterwards, the salt mine was a nice respite. The inside was beautiful, and a bit chilly, which was nice on such a hot day. Highly recommend!
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Excellent tour
Imad_S, Jul 2021
Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow
Excellent tour recommended to every one visit Krako. The driver was very helpful and nice. It worth the money
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A day in history
Lindsay_N, Sep 2021
Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch
A day full of suprises. A verry beautiful day!! A day to never forget!! A day ik history and a lot of information. Thank you very much!!
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Breath taking
Preben_H, Jul 2021
Auschwitz- Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine in One Day
I went straihgt to the Heath when we learnd that we where wolking om the ases of the millions dead. The only thing we needed was information on where to go first and last. Whe drove for an auor to get back to the last place to visit

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visitors to the mine are guided in groups, with most salt mine tours lasting two hours.

  • To avoid long lines often seen in summer, book your tour in advance.

  • Tours through the mine involve walking about 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) and descending dozens of stairs—the return trip is by elevator.

  • Temperatures are cool below ground, so dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes.

  • Admission to the onsite Krakow Salt Works Museum is included with mine entry.

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How to Get There

While the easiest way to arrive from Krakow is via a guided tour, buses to Wieliczka run from Krakow’s main post office every 10 minutes and drop passengers off at the bottom of the road leading up to the mine's entrance. Trains between Krakow and Wieliczka depart every 45 minutes; the Wieliczka train station is about 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) from the mine.

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When to Get There

The most popular months to visit the salt mine are July and August, though it's open year-round. During these summer months, English-language tours depart every half an hour between 8:30am and 6pm. At all other times of year, six to eight English tours are offered daily.

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Salty Sites Around the World

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is far from the world's only salty attraction. In Bolivia, the famed Salar de Uyuni salt flats are the largest in the world—and seemingly made for trick photography opportunities—while Peru's Maras salt pans in the Sacred Valley are also a sight to behold. Meanwhile, in Israel, you can float in the salt-sodden waters of the Dead Sea, before zipping over to Colombia for a visit to the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral.

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