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Wieliczka Salt Mine - UNESCO

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978
  • Unique tourist attraction
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free pick-up and drop-off
  • 5 hours duration time

Wieliczka is famous for its Europe's oldest salt mine, which has been operating for at least 700 years. The Wieliczka salt mine is a unique tourist attraction, on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List (it is listed among the twelve top sites). The mine has a labyrinth of tunnels, pits, and chambers, all hewn out by hand from solid salt, beautifully adorned chapels, underground lakes, all located on the three upper levels of the irmo from 64 to 135 meters below the ground. Tourists can enjoy the three kilometre long trail and collection of objects related to the mine and mining.

The mine and the museum are guided with experien­ced guides, who are knowledgeable about the Mine's history as well as its legends and mysteries. The underground tour takes about three hours.

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DISCOUNT TICKET*

 

179    155    

PLN

179      155    
Individual price for a person in wheelchair - use contact form
 

 

* Discount tickets are sold on presenting relevant documents to children over 4 years of age as well as school and university students under 26 years of age. Documents which prove the right to a discount are: student ID's and proof of age accompanied by an ID card. Admission is free for children under 4 years of age.

Price includes: pick-up and drop-off from your place of accomodation in Kraków, entance tickets, guided tour of Salt Mine in Wieliczka "Tourist Route"

Exclusion: food and drinks, additional fee for taking photos and filming along the tourist route – 10 PLN

Duration: 4 - 5 hours, Discount: for students and children

Important notice: there are 800 steps to climb of which 350 at the beginning take you down into the mine. Wear comfortable shoes.

  Wheelchair accessibility: Access along much of the tourist route is possible, depending on the wheelchair size. Regulation-sized wheelchairs are also available at Wieliczka upon request. We offer professional private transport on a wheelchair. 

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Salt from Wieliczka has curative pro­perties. It is rich in microelements, es­pecially magnesium compounds. Con­sumption of this salt eliminates exces­sive irritability and aggressive inclina­tions. It enhances mental activity and relieves states of nervous exhaustion. These and other properties of the Wieli­czka salt prompted the establishment of an underground sanatorium at 211 m. The exceptional microclimate is helpful in the treatment of different aillments, such as rheumatism and allergies. The Wieliczka sanatorium is well known in Poland as well as abroad.

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