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Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground lake, a museum and chapels that are carved from salt are in this fascinating, World Heritage-listed salt mine southeast of Krakow.

The wondrous Wieliczka Salt Mine is a glittering underground world with a chapel made from salt, a labyrinth, a lake and a museum. The chandeliers in the Chapel of St. Kinga and nearly all the statues and reliefs are made of salt. This impressive sight makes it seem as though you are standing in one of the great cathedrals in Europe.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest salt mines in the world, dates back to the 13th century. It was one of the highest producers of salt in the world. With its 287 kilometres (178 miles) of passageways, it was also one of the largest.

A tour guide will take you through the mine. You will descend down 378 wooden stairs to the underground tunnels. The first level is 64 metres (209 feet) under the earth. The 3-kilometre (2-mile) walking tour, included in the price of admission, will take you to a final depth of 135 metres (443 feet).

Carved into the sides of the tunnels are reliefs and statues. See religious iconography of the Last Supper next to light-hearted folk tales such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Explore the three chapels that are made from salt, including the stunning Chapel of St. Kinga.

At the end of the tour visit the museum to learn about the 700-year long evolution of mining equipment that has been used by salt miners. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant and remember that it will be seasoned with salt from the mine!

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is located 10 kilometres (6 miles) southeast of Krakow. The mine is open daily with the exception of some public holidays. You can get there by train, minibus or hire car. There is an admission fee for entry. You can book your tour in advance online or at the entrance on the day of your visit.

There are heaps of ways to experience this place. We've put together some things you can do at Wieliczka Salt Mine:

For many more activities, peruse our Krakow things to do page.


Guide to Exploring Wieliczka Salt Mine


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Hotel Grand Sal AU$88
Hotel Grand Sal

Hotel Grand Sal

Park Kingi 7, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the historical district, this family-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Wieliczka Salt Mine. Wieliczka Rynek-Kopalnia Station is 5 minutes by foot and Wieliczka Station is 14 minutes.

    Hotel Galicja AU$75
    Hotel Galicja

    Hotel Galicja

    Ul. Dembowskiego 20, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Wieliczka, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Saltworks Castle and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Salt City is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away. Wieliczka Rynek-Kopalnia Station is 6 minutes by foot and Wieliczka Station is 9 minutes.

      Turowka Hotel & Spa AU$80
      Turowka Hotel & Spa

      Turowka Hotel & Spa

      Ul. Zeromskiego 1, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Wieliczka hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Salt City and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Saltworks Castle is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) away. Wieliczka Station is only a 4-minute walk and Wieliczka Rynek-Kopalnia Station is 8 minutes.

        Hotel Lenart AU$86
        Hotel Lenart

        Hotel Lenart

        ul. Narutowicza 1, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the suburbs, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Saltworks Castle and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Oskar Schindler Factory and Youth Astronomical Observatory are also within 9 mi (15 km). Wieliczka Station is only a 4-minute walk and Wieliczka Rynek-Kopalnia Station is 10 minutes.

          Garden Park Hotel AU$56
          Garden Park Hotel

          Garden Park Hotel

          ul. Dembowskiego 60A, Wieliczka
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Wieliczka, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Salt City and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Saltworks Castle and University Children’s Hospital of Krakow are also within 3 miles (5 km). Wieliczka Station is only a 2-minute walk and Wieliczka Rynek-Kopalnia Station is 13 minutes.

            Clasic AU$51
            Clasic

            Clasic

            60 Edwarda Dembowskiego, Wieliczka, malopolskie
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Wieliczka, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wieliczka Salt Mine and Saltworks Castle. Galicia Jewish Museum and Wawel Castle are also within 9 mi (15 km). Wieliczka Station is only a 2-minute walk and Wieliczka Rynek-Kopalnia Station is 13 minutes.

              Hotel Solny
              Hotel Solny

              Hotel Solny

              Ul.Grottgera 27, Wieliczka, Kraków
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Saltworks Castle and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Salt City is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away. Wieliczka Rynek-Kopalnia Station is 18 minutes by foot and Wieliczka Station is 28 minutes.

                Apartamenty SaltApart
                Apartamenty SaltApart

                Apartamenty SaltApart

                ul.Sw. Barbary 13, 32-020, Wieliczka, malopolskie
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Wieliczka apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Salt City and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Saltworks Castle and University Children’s Hospital of Krakow are also within 3 miles (5 km). Wieliczka Station is 12 minutes by foot and Wieliczka Rynek-Kopalnia Station is 24 minutes.