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Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location

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Address: ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
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+48 12 278 58 49
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The Saltworks Castle in Wieliczka was the historical seat of the mine's...

The Saltworks Castle in Wieliczka was the historical seat of the mine's management board between the 13th century and 1945. Currently is available to tourists and is the official seat of the Cracow Saltworks of Wieliczka.

You can see also:

- Tower: (14th century) the only facility of this type preserved in Medieval urban fortifications

- Shaft: (13th century)the oldest mining shaft in Poland.

- Saltworks kitchen (15th century): the walls of the first "mass catering facility"

-an astounding collection of of salt cellars (16-20 century), approx. 400 in all

The Wieliczka Saltworks Castle was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Admission 4/3zl, family ticket 10 zl, Saturday free. Guided tours in English 35 zl per person; must be booked at least 14 days in advance.

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The underground 'city' of salt

Viewing the chambers and corridors of this mighty 'city' under the ground is an experience not to be overlooked. Hundreds of years of excavation have carved out unimaginable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Why are the Wieliczka Salt Mines on the Unesco list?? A more disneyfied place is hard to find. The guides gives you nothing but stupidities and religious jibberish. Nothing to help you to put the whole in its historic context. For heavens sake save your zlotys for something better

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to add the salt mine trip at the end of our Auschwitz tour. We were told that there were a lot of tour groups and that was an understatement. The groups are moved into one of the entrances of the mine where there is a 150+ step decent into the heart of the tour. you are joined by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Viewing the chambers and corridors of this mighty 'city' under the ground is an experience not to be overlooked. Hundreds of years of excavation have carved out unimaginable features on three platforms of descent to 135metres, wherein there are religious, banqueting and concert chambers added to those of historical value and restaurants. The good news is that you don't have... More 

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Brussels
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

After mine tour we wanted to go via museum, which is part of the ticket, there was no one to answer when English tour starts - "wait" was the only answer we got. After ~20minutes of "wait" we got a tour guide who took our group, which turn to be half polish people who complained they do not understand, then... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I have done another review under the other name of the salt mine but essentially this is to help travellers not get caught out like I did. The line to but just a ticket was a 3 hour minimum wait and then to get in at least an hour. But your tickets online and you bypass the ticket line. But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to do Salt Mines. Train from Kraków Central only 6pln got two adults, only a 10 min walk from station to mine. Be warned at peak times there's a wait for 'individual' tourists (parties follow a different route in). Plus handy hint, the foreign queue is much shorter than the local polish one, just note the signs and don't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit but leave at least 4 hours. If going by guided tour take a packed lunch and a drink.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

A unique place to visit. An old salt mine transformed to an underground miracle. You will need more than 6 hours to see the whole

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

If you like Disneyland this might work for you. Too little history and science, but lots of cute characters showing old mining scenes.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The salt mine has interesting aspects like all the chapels and churches deep under the ground, but after a while those get boring. So, it's just a bit too much of the same. Further, the guide was extremely bad humored, which, after asking around, is quite normal around there. Clearly a point that needs improvement! Then after paying the entrench... More 

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