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Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location

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Address: ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 278 58 49
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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We visited in November and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. However, after comparing notes with our travelling companions, who went on the same day but with a different tour, we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2013
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Presteigne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

My husband and I visited in February. We were determined to make our own way there using public transport rather than paying overpriced tour companies. It took us about 45 minutes to get there using the bus from the bus station in the Galleria. Once off the bus there's about a 15 minute walk through a fairly small non descript... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

We visited in November and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. However, after comparing notes with our travelling companions, who went on the same day but with a different tour, we realised that our tour had been so much enhanced by our tour guide, Marek. He had an excellent command of English as well as a great sense of humour -- informative... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

This is a must see. The carvings are unbelievable. This is not really handicap accessible from what I saw. Hundreds and hundreds of steps. Worth every one and the sore legs the next day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

An amazing place underground with carvings, statues, church etc. all made from salt. The galleries and levels were extensive, the caverns were enormous and the sheer detail in some chambers was beautiful. The amount of wood used to shore up or line the levels is huge. The place was well kept, orderly and felt safe. The only unpleasant moments were... More 

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Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Visited the salt museum in Feb 2013. My artist friend who suffers from claustrophobia was so impressed by the magic of the mines, that she overcame her terror and revelled in the wonderful carvings and the vast size of the caverns. Well worth the money. I ordered our tickets directly from Cracow tourist office rather than any other source; they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

This place was unbelievable. The work that has gone into all the carvings, the intricacy of the design, the attention to detail to have it open to the public. Going down in the miners cages was a bit scary, but didn't take more than a few seconds. We did an awful lot of walking and going down stairs, but the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

The scale of this place is amazing. In the 2 hour guided up, you will see less than 1% of the mine. Some of the mans made chambers (everything is man made) carved out of salt are awesome. Even the floor is salt! The guide wa stood, but not exceptional, sometimes a little riches but it wa every busy. We... More 

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Papa, Hungary
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

It's a salt! My friend and I just check out the place based on the reviews on trip advisor...uhmm what are the fuss about this place for it being top 2 must see places in Krakow. Well NOTHING! really. I mean it's something different but then it's all salt. Yes the statues are okay.. they can do better for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

This Salt Mine is very well known. Their not mining salt anymore and in my opinion have turned it into a Gold Mine. The cost is 75 PLN is equal to about 25 USD per person. And from what we understand from our guide they handle over a million people a year. There is also a lot of walking and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

It is so many levels underground but we were amazed how well ventilated it was. The guide encourages us to breathe deeply as the air was very clean and good for your lungs. The tour is extremely interesting, you cannot miss it!

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