Wieliczka Salt Mine Entrance Ticket

from€23.50

2 hours
7:30 AM or 7:30 PM
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Daniłowicza 10 Street (Salt Mine Ticket Booth)
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  • Entrance Ticket
  • English speaking official Salt Mine guide

About

Since you are traveling to Poland, you would like to see the top-of-the-top places, right? Guess what? We have the most beautiful attraction here in Krakow! Named the first out of 7 Wonders Of Poland....ladies and gentlemen...Wieliczka Salt Mine! 

Enter the salt city with us! Salt Mine in Krakow is an underground labyrinth that stretches over 9 levels  (64 to 327 meters) below the surface of the Earth. A labyrinth of nearly 2,400 chambers is connected with sidewalks with a total length of 245 km. It is an invaluable monument of material culture, placed in 1978 on the UNESCO Heritage List. 

Most of the visitors of Salt Mine and amazed and... surprised! For example: Have you ever wondered what Paris and Wieliczka Salt Mine have in common? The levels in the mine reach 327 meters underground which is just enough to fit the Eiffel Tower into it! Get to know more about this fascinating place with us.

Memories you'll cherish forever

Krakow Salt Mine Tour will show you the very beginning of salt extraction. During the trip, you will hear a legend about Princess Kinga who is said to be the patron saint of salt miners in Poland and you will find out why. Also: How the mine functioned during World War II?  Who visited Wieliczka Salt Mine throughout the history? What is the title of the movie shot there? All those questions will be answered.

The microclimate of the mine has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies, so breathe as deeply as you can!
Nowadays the mine serves not only as a monument of culture but also as a venue for underground concerts, theater shows, and various exhibitions.

There aren’t many such places in the world which would show you the amazing history of salt and its importance to Poland’s development. There are even fewer that would offer such a high number of unique attractions like an underground lake or the only church in Europe below the surface of the Earth. This reason alone should be enough to convince you to go there. 

Itinerary

Meeting point
With a printed voucher go to the Salt Mine Ticket Booth (Daniłowicza 10 Street) and exchange your voucher for a ticket. Remember to do that at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour - better to be safe than sorry!
The tour
The official Salt Mine guide will take you and the group for a great tour all around Salt Mine. You will get to know the secrets and mysteries and get to admire the beauty of this Underground Salt Labyrinth.

Interesting Facts

"Szczęść Boże”...

means „God bless you” in Polish, and that’s how miners greet each other. 
You will meet your guide at the Danilowicz Shaft and this where the Krakow Salt Mine Tour starts. From there you will have to descend 350 steps in order to reach the final depth of 135 meters underground.
 
While walking along 3 kilometers of corridors you will have an opportunity to see with your own eyes the heritage left by generations of miners who devoted their lives to hard work at the mine. It includes a number of carved in salt sculptures, 20 chambers and 4 chapels with the Chapel of St. Kinga being the one which leaves the most lasting impression on you.
 
The Chapel of St. Kinga is the only underground church in Europe. It is dedicated to Princess Kinga who is believed to have brought the salt treasure to Polish land. One of the most spectacular pieces of art to be found here are crystal chandeliers made from rock salt that have been dissolved and reconstituted to achieve a clear, glass-like glow. 

... God bless you trying to pronounce that!

Later on the Krakow Salt Mine Tour, you will be taken to see an underground lake which measures 9 meters in depth at its lowest point. This saline lake located 104 meters below the surface is surprisingly a wonderful spot for surfing. In 2004 it was sailed across by multiple medalists, World Champion and European Champion, Mateusz Kusznierewicz.
 
Another chamber in Wieliczka Salt Mine is the Stanislaw Staszic Chamber. It measures 6 m in height and it is the largest excavation on the route accessible to tourists. Did you know that the chamber is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the place to hold the first underground balloon flight?
 
A fun fact is that the volume of salt excavated from the mine during its history is enough to build 3 pyramids similar in size to the Pyramid of Cheops.

Salt Mine Regulations

  • Please mind that the tour begins with climbing down 380 steps and the regular tour does not include the lift that takes you down
  • Please, wear comfortable shoes - the tour requires a lot of walking
  • The photography fee is 10 PLN that you can pay on the spot
  • You will get a headset to hear the guide clearly throughout the entire tour
  • Physically challenged tourists may want to consider taking the shorter route which can be organized after picking the Salt Mine with private transport option of the tour
  • The temperature in Salt Mine is around 14 degrees so please take a jacket with you

Terms & Conditions

  • The ticket is non refundable
  • In order to receive a discount student must have a valid student ID during the tour
  • Please exchange the PRINTED voucher for a ticket in the Salt Mine's Ticket Booth
  • It is necessary to arrive at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour

Faq

Can I present the voucher on my mobile device?

Unfortunately in that case it's not possible. You need to exchange the printed version of your voucher for a ticket. If you don't have a possibility to print it out, you can always visit one of our Tourist Information Points and our consultants will happily help you with that.

Can I use my voucher on another day/ another hour?

You are booking seats for a particular day and tour, so it is not possible to use your voucher on another time.