Wieliczka Salt Mine – „Mine of White Gold”

„The Wieliczka Salt Mine” was a production facility already in the 13th century. It supplied salt to tables located almost all over Europe. Currently it’s one of the most visited places in Poland, the most visited mine in the world and still operating. With its enormous heritage of material culture and the wealth of inanimate nature, the underground Wieliczka is a unique monument on a global scale. In 1978, the mine was inscribed on the “UNESCO World Heritage List”.

During the walk on the “Tourist Route” exploring the labyrinth of underground corridors, you will get to know the history of the mine since legendary times till now. You will admire landscapes that can’t be found on the surface: as saline lakes and beautiful underground chambers, including the unique “St Kinga’s Chapel”. You will go down ca. 380 stairs to reach the first level (64 meters below ground level), the sightseeing will end at the level III (135 meters). After breath-taking attractions on the “Touristic Route” we encourage you to visit “Krakow Saltworks Museum”. The highlights of the museum are treadmills – enormous mining machines. One of them, called polish treadmill, is supposed to be the biggest wooden mining machine in the world! We are sure you will like also original paintings of Jan Matejko, the precious horn of the miner’s brotherhood or luxurious rail for the most important officials of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Back to the surface you will get by the elevator

  • Duration of the excursion is circa 6 hours (transfer to Wieliczka and back ca. 3 hr.; sightseeing of the mine and the museum ca. 2-3 hr.)
  • Sightseeing on the most popular “Tourist route”
  • Sightseeing of the mine takes place always with a local guide, available languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish.
  • Length of the route: ca. 3,5 km., in general 800 steps, temperature under the ground 17-18 degrees Celsius
  • Recommended appropriate outfit and comfortable shoes
  • Taking pictures and filming is allowed

Included in price:

  • Transfer from your hotel in Katowice to “Wieliczka Salt Mine” and back (please contact us if you stay in a hotel outside Katowice)
  • Service of our representative in English, German, Polish, Russian or Spanish 
  • Ticket to the mine, sightseeing on the “Tourist route”, in price included the visit in the “Cracow Saltworks Museum” 
  • Guide of the mine; available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish.
  • Local fees, tolls, parking, reservation costs, taxes etc
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Price per person (EURO) 56 58 60 65 69 79 109 199
Price per person (PLN) 258 267 276 299 317 363 501 915
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