Holidays in Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Wieliczka Salt Mine featuring heritage elements

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.

1794 Cheap Hotels Near Wieliczka Salt Mine

Hotel Galicja
Hotel Galicja
3 out of 5
Ul. Dembowskiego 20, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland
The price is AU$63 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
This family-friendly Wieliczka hotel is located on the Strip, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Wieliczka Salt Mine, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Florianska Street and Jordan ...
3.7/5 Good! (32 reviews)
"Next to Wieliczka Salt Mine, very good breakfast and small parking lot"

Reviewed on 3 Sep. 2019

Hotel Galicja
Hotel Grand Sal
Hotel Grand Sal
4 out of 5
Park Kingi 7, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland
The price is AU$102 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
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 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (90 reviews)
"Good location, perfect to visit Kopalnia, Free parking, good breakfest."

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2019

Hotel Grand Sal
Turowka Hotel & Spa
Turowka Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Ul. Zeromskiego 1, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland
The price is AU$94 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
This family-friendly Wieliczka hotel is located in the historical district, 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Wieliczka Salt Mine, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Plaszow Concentration ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (271 reviews)
"Very nice hotel with friendly staff and a great restaurant. About a 10 min walk to the mine. WiFi was not strong enough for work calls unfortunately and the pool area is a bit tired and could do with being repainted and some ventilation added!"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2022

Turowka Hotel & Spa
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Top Wieliczka Salt Mine Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Clasic
Clasic
2 out of 5
60 Edwarda Dembowskiego, Wieliczka, malopolskie
The price is AU$52 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Clasic
Hotel Grand Sal
Hotel Grand Sal
4 out of 5
Park Kingi 7, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland
The price is AU$102 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Hotel Grand Sal
Hotel Galicja
Hotel Galicja
3 out of 5
Ul. Dembowskiego 20, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland
The price is AU$63 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Hotel Galicja
Turowka Hotel & Spa
Turowka Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Ul. Zeromskiego 1, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland
The price is AU$94 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Turowka Hotel & Spa
Hotel Lenart
Hotel Lenart
4 out of 5
ul. Narutowicza 1, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland
The price is AU$80 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Hotel Lenart
Hotel Salis
Hotel Salis
3 out of 5
ul. Dembowskiego 60A, Wieliczka
Hotel Salis
Hotel Solny
Hotel Solny
3 out of 5
Ul.Grottgera 27, Wieliczka, Kraków
Hotel Solny
Apartamenty SaltApart
Apartamenty SaltApart
4 out of 5
ul.Sw. Barbary 13, 32-020, Wieliczka, malopolskie
Apartamenty SaltApart
Willa Zacisze
Willa Zacisze
Osiedlowa 15, Wieliczka, Lesser Poland Province
Willa Zacisze
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.