The Salt Mine - Daniłowicza 10, tel. +48 12 278 73 02
Note - guided visits only!
Opening hours: 1 IV-31 X: 07.30-19.30, 2 XI-31 III: 08.00-17.00.
Individual tourists (for foreign tours): normal 73 zł, reduced, 58 zł, family 204 zł. Prices may change.
English guide - X-V: 9.00 - 17.00, every hour, VI-IX: 8.30 -18.00 every 30 minutes.
German guide - I-XII 10.45-16.10
French Guide - I-XII- 12.05, VII, VIII-1.15, 12.05, 15.15
Italian Guide - I-XII-13.10, VII,VIII-9.45, 13.10, 15.45
Russian Guide- I-XII-11.10, 26 XII-31 I- 11.10, 14.10, VII,VIII- 11.10, 16.15
Spanish Guide- VI-IX -11.20, 16.20
„The historic Salt Mine in Wieliczka is the only place in the world where mining has been continuous from the Middle Ages. Constructed on nine levels, these excavations (longitudinal, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as the small and the major shafts) stretch for 300 kilometres and reach a depth of 327 meters. They illustrate the stages of the development of mining technology over time.” The quotation comes from the justification of entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine onto UNESCO's First World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage on 9th September, 1978 together with 12 other sites from all over the world.
A walk through the mine chambers takes about 3 hours. You will see more than 20 chambers, the extraordinary chapel, a huge number of stalactites, stalagmites and other splendid geological formations. To enter the first chamber visitors have to descend the stairs (380 steps) to 64 meters below ground level. You go up to the surface, 135 m, using a special (express) lift - a great experience for kids and adults!
TIP! The temperature in the mine is stable the whole year, 14 Celsius. When visiting in summer take a jersey!
How to get there?
BY TRAIN - it takes about 20 minutes to get to Wieliczka. Departures almost every hour (see train time-table at the station).
BY CAR - Wieliczka is situated 10 km from the city centre on the E40. The entrance to the Mine is well indicated. At Wieliczka - look for KOPALNIA WIELICZKA signs or SZYB DANIŁOWICZA. Parking is paid.
BY BUS - depart from bus stop at Pawia Street, and bus number 304 stop name: Dworzec Główny Zachód (Galeria Kurniki Str.) every 10-15 min. Tickets from the driver, 4.00-6.00 zł.
Last update 2013