Wieliczka Salt Mine - close to Krakow, and nearby Auschwitz- is one of the biggest and proudest reminders of medieval Poland! A place made almost entirely from many different kinds of salt, from medieval times, as the biggest salt producer in all Poland, now one of the most beautiful places to sightsee, but not only. The microclimate of our saline chambers makes breathing easier and soothes health problems – making it a perfect place for healing stays too. Wieliczka Salt Mine tour is a great choice for people who desire spectacular views, remarkably beautiful sacred places, and an excellent guide service.
Impressive, enormous chambers, all filled with sacral sculptures and atmospheric lighting will make you feel like you were transferred to the times of Saint Kinga. And who was saint Kinga? After a tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine, you will know everything! Immerse yourself in a world of underground labyrinths, saline lakes, numerous drifts, galleries and magnificent chambers carved out of salt. Taste the salt carved polish legends, and visit Wieliczka Salt Mine - one of the most precious and fascinating Polish monuments, the oldest and the only salt mine in the world.
Included: Pick-up from your hotel Transportation by A/C car English speaking driver All entrance fees
Under the supervision of a professional guide, visit the underground metropolis with an extensive infrastructure that combines many centuries of traditional salt mining and modernity. Explore the mine history and its secrets, following a route of almost 3 kilometers of meandering corridors with 800 steps leading to depths of 135 meters underground. Discover a world class monument, featured among twelve objects on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
The rock salt deposits in Wieliczka and Bochnia (another Salt Mine close to Kraków) have been mined since the 13th century. The mines had royal status, and salt mining as an industrial undertaking in Poland is the oldest of its type in Europe. The site consists of Wieliczka and Bochnia salt mines and Wieliczka Saltworks Castle. Visiting both Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines, guests can observe the historic stages of the development of mining techniques in Europe from the 13th to the 20th centuries. Both mines, though mainly Wieliczka, have hundreds of kilometers of galleries with works of art, which allow the visitor to make a pilgrimage into the past. Wieliczka Saltworks Castle dates back to medieval times and has been rebuilt several times in the course of its history.
Visitors are guided in groups and the tour takes about two hours. You will walk about 2km through the mine, please wear comfortable shoes. The temperature in the mine is 14°C. Light jackets in the summer are recommended!