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Wieliczka Salt Mine, Wieliczka

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Discover an underground world of dark pits and chambers made from salt at Wieliczka Salt Mine. A short drive southeast of Krakow, this mine, included on the World Heritage List, produced table salt continuously for over seven centuries. Operation finally shut down in 2007. Today you can see dozens of statues, chapels, and cathedrals exquisitely hand carved by generations of miners. An important national monument, the mine draws over a million domestic and foreign visitors each year. Entry is by guided tour only, so buy your tickets well in advance. Make Wieliczka Salt Mine a centerpiece of your Wieliczka vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Wieliczka online travel planner.
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  • A fantastic tour, from start to finish! My wife was reluctant to go, but was a complete convert after experiencing the mine. The tour provides visitors just a glimpse of the more than 280... 
    A fantastic tour, from start to finish! My wife was reluctant to go, but was a complete convert after experiencing the mine. The tour provides visitors just a glimpse of the more than 280...  more »
  • One you climb what seems like an absolutely endless flight of stairs, the tour really starts. There are lots of nice salt sculptures from famous figures and towards the end there is a spectacular... 
    One you climb what seems like an absolutely endless flight of stairs, the tour really starts. There are lots of nice salt sculptures from famous figures and towards the end there is a spectacular...  more »
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  • Visited over years ago. Amazing tour. The caves were well ventilated and cool. The salt sculptures were beautiful. The attention to detail was very evident. Take at least half a day to enjoy the mine. An elevator will take one back up but the walk down the stairs is worth taking.
  • This was a very impressive experience. I saw a short video of this salt mine 7y ago on IG and wanted to go and visit. It looks so much more impressive in real life than in a pictures. This involves a lot of walking. Very busy all the time. The tour guide said during the busy season more than 80k people visit a day. When we went it was really busy and instead of having 2h tour it end up being 3.5 due to the tour group backlog. It was still an incredible experience though. Its over 250km of tunnels over there. A lot of sculptures craved out of salt look beautiful. There is a restaurant at the end of the tour, food was very nice. 100 % recommended visiting.

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