Wieliczka Salt Mines

Address: Jana Mikołaja Daniłowicza, Wieliczka

Area: Out of Town

Type: Museums

Rating: 4.75

The Wieliczka Salt Mines is a national treasure of Poland and has been compared by several travel commentators as comparable to the Great Pyramids of Egypt. And rightly so as the labyrinth of subterranean tunnels are like nothing you have ever seen before.

Venture along the passages and you will discover giant caverns, underground lakes and chapels with sculpture made from salt crystals. The mines date back more than 900 years when salt was as great a commodity in medieval times as oil is in the modern world.

The ingenuity of ancient mining techniques have both baffled and charmed historians and the unique acoustics make for a remarkable musical experience.

The UNESCO World Heritage site takes visitors to depths of 135 metres below ground and gives you the opportunity to explore 2km of tunnels in what is regarded as the world´s largest mining museum.

Situated 10km outside from the city centre it is easily reached by public transport.



Peter from Germany

Posted on 20-06-2015

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Amazing, stunning place! First time in my live seen something like this! A bit cold, though :) But still, my full recommendation.


Anna from Great Britain

Posted on 03-03-2015


This place was just stunning! Never seen anything like this... How can something so precise and beautiful be made out of salt? Strongly reccommend, but it should be mentioned, that it is a bit cold there, underground. But still.. the chamber made all of salt! Loved it.


Victor H. from Newark

Posted on 07-12-2014

Definitely worth recommending!

One of must-sees in Krakow. Amazing place, though a bit too salty ;)

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