Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Daniłowicza 10, 32-020 Wieliczka, Poland

Explore the underground labyrinth of the Wieliczka Salt Mines on a day trip from Krakow.

Immerse yourself in the vast subterranean world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the most beautiful and original Museums in the world!

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is a salt mine in the town of Wieliczka, near Kraków in southern Poland

Excavated from the 13th century this mine produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world's oldest operating salt mines. Due to falling salt prices and mine flooding, commercial salt mining was discontinued in 1996.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is now an official Polish Historic Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine reaches a depth of 327 meters (1,073 ft), and extends via horizontal passages and chambers for over 287 kilometers (178 miles). 

Remember to wear comfortable shoes!! When you visit The Wieliczka Salt Mine you will descend 800 steps to a depth of 135 meters to enter what feels like an underground salt city. I know, that’s a lot of steps… But I can guarantee, it’s totally worth it! 

You will find 20 chambers filled with art, machinery, and exhibitions. The rock salt is naturally of varying shades of grey, resembling unpolished granite rather than the white crystalline substance that might be expected.

Walk the labyrinthine passages, marvel at the chapels and chambers, and be wowed by the statues and art installations of the mine. 


The best way to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine is with a guided tour.

Let your guide take you down winding corridors and into salt caves. See how salt was extracted as you learn about the space's history from your guide. Pause to listen to the unique acoustic properties which come from the nature of the space. Hear how Chopin sounds in this environment, accompanied by spectacular underground lighting. Learn about the health properties of the salt mine as you tour its multiple chambers.

At the conclusion of your experience, head back to the vehicle for transportation back to Krakow.


When you visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, remember the temperature underground ranges between 14° and 16° C so it is recommended you bring warm clothes even in summer. 


Discover a truly unique underground world created hundreds of years ago.

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