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Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location

ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
+48 12 278 58 49
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Very good, but go when quiet!

Really interesting to see but can get a little busy, would suggest going early in the morning or in... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2014
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Interesting trip with some realy nice parts

We was part of a large group of 20. We have a good guide that did speak english well and had... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2014
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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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ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
+48 12 278 58 49
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Really interesting to see but can get a little busy, would suggest going early in the morning or in winter when it is not the height of season. Good day trip with lots to see and the guides are very informative.

Thank LizzWilly01
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We was part of a large group of 20. We have a good guide that did speak english well and had detailed information to our questions. The best part was the the incredible chapel and the presentation of the mines history by the guide. Timber...More

Thank lorentzt
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Matthew was great. He spoke English perfectly so he could explain in great detail about every part of the tour. We had a third party krakowtrip.com sort everything out for us. We didn't need to hang around and they made sure we got a brilliant...More

Thank KezzlesK
Reviewed 29 July 2014

There is little to say about this place that is of interest. I am a person that adores history; so much so that I have studied it to post-graduate level. Rarely do I not find something about the past that bores me and I always...More

Thank W_Swift
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Very nice place. They have a lot of "things" made of salt i was really interested in seeing them and I was not disappointed

Thank Paweł K
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a trip that is not to be missed. Not suitable for the disabled and if you are unfit. The guide was great and she told us at the start that their was 378 steps going down. What a climb but it was well...More

Thank BresEliz
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We visited the salt mines , and to be honest I was bored after 15 minutes of the tour, we made our own way to the mine on the train from krakow. So you don't need to book a tour as it's very easy to...More

1  Thank mac12345England
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I liked how well preserved it was. Pieces of art and more chambers to visit. It is worth the extra hour.

Thank CJ-Arango
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Everyone has already said it - a fantastic trip and so very well worth doing but to stress- a great deal of walking and absolutely unsuitable for anyone even vaguely claustrophobic. One of our party never even made it past the first tunnel so the...More

1  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 12 April 2014

I am not sure what comes to your mind when someone proposes you to visit a salt mine. I too had visualized some image in my mind before I arrived at the Salt Works Museum. It was about an hour's drive by road, by the...More

1  Thank SnoopyDelhi
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6 February 2015|
Response from Dean C |
You can book online on their website (look on Google or other search engine) but the tickets are currently the same price as you would pay at the ticket office. I didn't know this before I visited but it would probably have... More