The salt mines themselves were very impressive. However, out tour guide was incredibly unprofessional and clearly just wanted to rush through it all to go home. This was disappointing for us considering we paid about £17 for this visit. We were told the tour would last 3 hours and the tour guide completed the tour in 1 hour and 30 minutes. She walked VERY fast (we struggled to keep up and we are all in our early twenties) between stops and would often keep walking rather than… stopping at various points. There were about 20-30 people on our tour so this speed wasn't due to a small number of people. We were given a lunch beak that lasted less than 5 minutes and she said we couldn't go to the toilet in this time. After the tour she told us we could go to the museum if we wanted but she didn't recommend it at all. When myself and 2 of my friends tried to go to the museum she stopped us twice to tell us not to. We soon realised this was because she would be having to give us the tour of the museum if we wanted to go on it. In the end, we decided not to and when we got back to the surface, we saw her in her own clothes speed-walking away. So we concluded that she probably had plans so rushed through the tour because of this. Please message me if you would like more information as we are very disappointed with our visit, considering how much we paid.
Health complex Wieliczka
The Wieliczka Salt Mine Health Resort is an exceptional medical institution. The Resort provides medical services on the third level of the salt mine (135 m underground). This mine is famous for its unique microclimate: air is cleaned off the pollutions and enriched with microelements. The patients stay underground under care and supervision of medical staff.
Last price update — 28.02.2015. Prices can be changed depending on the medical case and doctor's recommendations.
Brilliant tour in an amazing location. Our tour guide Simon was great with us and would make a great stand-up comedian if he ever gets fed up doing his present job. Highly recommended.
Ładna kopalnia,bardzo fajna przewodniczka,było bardzo fajnie ;D Pozdrawiam serdecznie
fantastic but a bit rushed. no time for a break she said 15 mins but it was only 5 mins other than that it was great
Jestem pod wielkim wrażeniem wycieczką. Polecam....
A very interesting place for excursions, definitely worth a visit! For two adults and one child, the cost of the tour was 259 zlotys, if a family has two children, then the family fare will cost the same, that is, savings for 1 child. Excursions in different languages. In Russian, according to the schedule at 14.10 and 16.10. The tour lasts about 1.5 hours, somewhere in the middle there is an opportunity to visit the toilet. At the exit it is also there, as well as a restaurant. While waiting for the tour, you can go see the Zupny Castle, it is across the road from the digging, see the plan in the photo.
We arrived from Krakow on a regular regular intercity bus. Further on the spot, wandering around the town and the park around, they took tickets, stood in line for about an hour, then walked with an excursion group for more than 3 hours together with a local guide to the mines. Everything was in Polish, it was possible to wait for the Russian-speaking guide, but we did not have time. By evening it was necessary to return to Krakow. Inside is just an unforgettable sight and experience. Personally, it’s as if I got to the pages of Tolkien’s books, along with the dwarves, I wander through the ancient gnome dungeons. / We arrived from Krakow on a regular regular intercity bus. Further on the spot, wandering around the town and the park around, they took tickets, stood in line for about an hour, then walked with an excursion group for more than 3 hours together with a local guide to the mines. Everything was in Polish, it was possible to wait for the Russian-speaking guide, but we did not have time. By evening it was necessary to return to Krakow. Inside is just an unforgettable sight and experience. Personally, it's as if I got to the pages of Tolkien's books, along with the dwarves, wandering around the ancient dwarven dungeons.
The place is incredible. It is impressive in size and fascinates the atmosphere. The guide accompanies all the time and tells amazing things, maintaining a special mood throughout the tour. It seems that you get into another world. There are no more words, just be sure to visit this place, you will not be indifferent, by the way, in the mine there is a cafe with traditional Polish dishes, so as not to look for anything in the district, I advise you to eat there. еще And also, mini life hack: you can buy souvenirs in the mine itself, there are plenty of choices at reasonable prices. My husband and I wanted to l bought soap and a salt lamp, but didn’t take it, because we flew with hand luggage, and 200 ml soap, a lamp with electronics in the middle. At the airport, a nice gift was that we found a lamp and soap in a nice little shop at the same prices as in mine 😉
Good day. A colossal place, in any case, is worth a visit, regardless of the cost (93 zlotys), lines (tickets can be bought two days before the desired date), if the guides are in five languages, everything is accessible clearly. Your path will begin with a descent of 65 meters (stairs)))), after which the course of time will disappear as you will be immersed in impressive rooms made by the hands of mankind, of enormous size, you will go down to a depth of 110-135 meters, depending on the open rooms. I won’t say much, but it would be interesting. Good impressions.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the oldest salt mines in the world. For more than 700 years, mining of rock salt deposits continued here, as a result of which a system of underground workings was formed here, with a length of about 300 km. with more than two thousand cameras at a depth of 327 meters. The underground city with chapels in Wieliczka was founded at the bottom of the salt mine. Its lower level is at a depth of 300 meters. Tourist route 3.5 km long. stretches along the developed part of the salt mine (at a depth of 64 m to 135 m), where the miners cut out more than twenty grottoes and chapels from salt. Wieliczka miners left numerous traces of artistic skill in the form of sculptures and bas-reliefs. Amazing figures, fairy-tale caves, decorated chapels with reliefs and chandeliers, altars, magical underground lakes - traces of the work of miners, remind of how salt mines functioned for centuries. The salt mine is one of Poland’s 7 wonders.
Super! Must visit. Photos from the guidebooks do not convey even half of the scale that actually exists. Some halls are striking in their size. There are also underwater lakes, in one of these halls they play classical music, the acoustics are incredible.
It is very strange that this place is not on the list of obligatory visits in Krakow. This is an expensive excursion (92 zlotys as of January 2020), but it will blow your mind. There is a life hack, you can pay for the entrance and 66 zloty, but the tour will be in Polish, which does not prevent you from admiring the dungeon
A very interesting tour, in Russian runs on a schedule three times a day. It lasts more than two hours, during which time we went down to a depth of almost 135 meters, climbed the surface by elevator. The mine has toilets, cafes, and souvenir shops. The route is easy. The temperature in the mine is about 17 degrees.
It was a very interesting excursion with a guide who has been working in salt caves for 30 years. Marvelously colored underground lake with a tragic history and an amazing church - the deepest in the world, where even the chandeliers made of rock salt are impressive!
A very interesting place. Particularly impressed with the underground salt cathedral. Perhaps this is the highlight of the mines. Ladies recommend their face cream;) When planning an excursion about tickets and entry, it is better to take care in advance. Tickets on the site can be bought 2 days before the tour, and on the spot per day, but you will have to stand for about 1.5 hours in line. Excursions in foreign languages, including Russian, several times a day, but only 40 people are taken in at the same time, so it’s also worthwhile to take a queue for entry in advance
The main attraction of Poland. Since 1978, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has been developed since the 13th century - 700 years! The oldest mine in the world. Corridors and galleries at seven underground levels at a depth of up to 300 m with a total length of more than 300 km. We will go 3 km - 1%. They take us by minibus - half an hour and we are there. Here is the turn to enter. Only groups come in. All members of the group are given identification Velcro on their clothes, but for some reason they are not glued. They also give out a walkie-talkie and an earphone to it - for communication underground with an English-speaking guide. The earphone hisses and spits in the ear, but it doesn’t make articulate sounds. Danilovich’s mine shaft used to serve to raise salt, and then to lower tourists. Here is the main entrance to the mine museum. You need to go down 700 steps. 7 flight spans - 50 floors. Previously, fires often occurred in the mine - underground gas exploded. Now they’ve put sensors everywhere, and it’s forbidden to use fire. In newer corridors, the logs are painted white to make it lighter. There are historical expositions about how primitive people used salt to store meat, about production, how they raised it to the surface with with the help of horses, about the queen, about salt is more expensive than silver and gold. The chamber of Nikolai Copernicus contains a sculpture installed on the 500th anniversary of the birth of an astronomer. The camera appeared in 1875. The underground lakes of the mine have much more salt than the Dead Sea. The Holy Kinga Chapel was created in 1896. Saint King, patroness of salt miners in Poland, was canonized by Pope John Paul II during one of his last visits to the country. The chapel is located at a depth of 101 meters, its dimensions: length - 54 meters, width - 18 m, height - 12 m. The chapel contains figures of St. Kinga and other local saints, a salt copy of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, as well as many others sculptures on a religious theme. The chapel is illuminated by a salt crystal chandelier. There is a salt sculpture of Pope John Paul II. All the sculptures and the presbytery of the chapel were created by the Polish sculptor Stanislav Anöl. The chapel is operational. Weddings and other celebrations are even held here. They lift us up in the “cage”. This is a small elevator, where 9 people fit with a creak. You have to stand very tight. Salt producers called such a rise "exit to the light."
Not far from Krakow, we got a taxi. Many people, the tour is boring and expensive. The receiver has lost communication. And in the end we were taken out to an incomprehensible place, we had to return to pick up things.
The lines are long, and so ... excellent. Comrades will suggest running around the queue - there is no cheating, you just need to go through 2 excursions (you can’t miss it) And this is almost the whole day in the mines. There is a good inexpensive place nearby that you definitely want to go after visiting the mines!) I add and I want You have a wonderful excursion and appetite after it!
Very beautiful! Everything is thought out and well organized. Excursions in different languages, routes, souvenirs and even food in the mine. You will not regret.
Great place! Interestingly exciting, maybe a little pricey for a "simple layman" but it's worth it. I definitely recommend it! PS To all fans of the Lord of the Rings, visiting is a must! PPS I don’t upload photos in principle. Photos do not convey the atmosphere, and impressions can ruin.
An interesting place, I will not repeat it, a lot of useful in previous reviews. From my experience, there was a New Year’s concert in the mine on January 4, so the route was cut and neither the hall nor the restaurant could be seen, but the program that was also more than enough) I’ll add that the chapel is open and services are held on Sundays, and here get married
Sumptuously. A tourist trail is very beautifully arranged, a very interesting excursion, the salt on the walls is impressive in scale.
Were with a group tour, waited a long time in line, only one Russian-speaking guide, took a tour in English. Everything went very quickly, I would like to linger a bit, walk around on my own. The temperature in some rooms reaches 20 ° C, generally about 16-18 ° C. Salty air favorably affects the lungs and bronchi, and this is felt. Inside you can buy souvenirs.
Definitely recommend to visit !!!! The guide was magnificent, told a lot of interesting things along the way. Neither children nor adults were bored.
Very interesting excursion. You can go without hesitation. The only thing is do not buy an excursion in Krakow, you can buy on the spot and in Russian save a lot of money, in Krakow they sell 2.5 times more expensive. You can get from the train station in Krakow, the train runs every hour, cost 3.40 zlotys like a tram in Krakow.
You can admire works of art made of salt for hours ... I advise everyone to visit here. The guide tells a very interesting story, with humor ... I had no desire to leave ...
I liked the mines, at a depth of 135 meters there are many chapels, monuments, lakes and rooms, and an installation of how salt was mined. In Russian, the tour was very interesting Janusz Hare, after the tour you can visit the museum. On the territory there is a fast food cafe, you can have a cheap meal.
Amazingly beautiful underground city with its concert halls, underground rivers, a hotel !!! , majestic underground galleries and corridors. Be sure to charge the phone to the maximum and take a power bank with you !!! For several hours of excursions there is something to shoot!
I liked it very much, a 16km long tour will be ready. In mines, the temperature is 16-18 ° C all year round; there are modern toilets, cafes and souvenir shops. Souvenirs from 5zl, salad with vegetables and salmon - 12zl, a large portion.
Very interesting excursion. Tunnels from salt. Beautiful figures. You go down to a depth of 130m (for excursions), but in general a depth of 350m and endless tunnels. Just keep in mind that for individual tourists language excursions are going to (without a guide they are not allowed) in time, the queue for tickets can be 40-60 minutes, including it is better to determine the time in advance by looking at the site of your excursion hour (for Polish citizens queue is separate).
I put it because the tour in Russian was .... not informative. The fact is that different guides work, there are 500 of them in total. We then read a lot of interesting things on the internet. And the place is awesome, but it’s not allowed on all floors, and for example, now you can’t ride a boat in the underground lake, some other rooms were under restoration. In general, somehow blurry. And they took the money seriously ...
The mine itself is a very interesting, large-scale and unusual object. In addition to the mine, the complex includes a very well-kept garden with art objects, a hotel with a good restaurant. I categorically did not like the organization of the tour, the old wheezing audio device for communication with the guide, one tour group steps on the heels of another. To rise to the surface, they waited for a shift for 10 minutes. A lot of walking, go to the elevator about a kilometer.
Loved it! The first time was in a real mine, which worked from 12 to the middle of the 20th century. Inside, it is very similar to the kingdom of the gnomes from The Lord of the Rings - huge halls, statues (and even a whole church) made of salt, wide tunnels. Absolutely recommend to visit, but be prepared to go for almost 2 hours with short stops. On the way there are at least three toilets, a cafe, the temperature is comfortable - degrees 15. Entrance only with a guide, 3 times a day there are excursions in Russian, but it is better to buy tickets on the Internet through the website in advance - there are a lot of tourist groups and you can not get in at a convenient time . Nearby are several paid parking lots, there are always places.
Amazing place. Everyone should see this miracle. Balloon competitions were held in one of the underground halls. Imagine what height (depth) of these underground structures! In the first photo, a salt shaker. I keep it as a relic. She brought a salt lamp, which is both a night lamp and a salt cave at the same time. I highly recommend visiting. Impressions for life!
This is the place to visit, the atmosphere can not be expressed in words
I share my impressions. To get into the mine, get ready for half an hour - stand in line for an hour. You cannot roam in the mine yourself, so a group and a guide are required. It is worth noting that the mine is visited by approximately 10,000 people a day, so nothing really worked out. The groups push each other, and it’s not worth leaving, if only because the groups are different most often - foreign, and constantly count the number of people in the groups. Only a few interesting halls, and the remaining 1.30 hours you walk along the corridors. Plus, we had tickets to Teźnia Solanlowa, it started to rain and we were not allowed there. As a result, tickets were lost. Very expensive and SUCH money is not worth it. Parking, by the way, is also paid.
Great place, well worth the effort. There are two lines on the street: the long one on the right is Polish tourists, the shorter one on the left is foreigners. You can get into the mine only with a group and a guide. Schedule of excursions is on the site. The descent to the beginning of the exposition along a rather narrow staircase down many, many steps. But they even manage to lower the strollers with the children. Then a long walk and at the end rise by elevator to the surface. The bottom is not particularly cold, you can without a jacket, in a blouse. But shoes need comfortable, walk a lot
great place, I advise you to visit it at least once. And better than once !!!
As soon as I visited the rooms and dungeons of Wieliczka near Krakow, I immediately realized that I had to bring the children here. And I was absolutely right. It’s hard to surprise modern children. It was a complete shock. For more than 600 years, people have mined salt in these places and created a real miracle. An extensive network of underground halls and galleries with churches, refectory, halls for points and even wedding halls. There is nothing to be surprised at. This place is a real man-made wonder of the world. There are tours in Russian. Inside there is a museum and cafes and toilets. The temperature inside is very comfortable. No need for warm clothes.
Great guide! I liked everything👍Not the first time here, but I never cease to be surprised at this unique place👍
Impressions are twofold. Prepare a lot of strength before visiting, as the tour lasts about 2 hours. In my opinion it’s expensive and not worth the money. Walking quickly along the corridors, a hodgepodge of excursion groups, before going out, go almost jogging for another good 25 minutes after the end of the excursion. Indeed, there are only a few locations. It is better to visit other places without spending so much effort and money.
Interesting place, a lot of information. Get ready to walk a lot in comfortable shoes and a light jacket. For a photo you need a good flash. Inside there are stops with cafes and toilets. Some goods and souvenirs are cheaper to buy elsewhere.
Very interesting and informative tour. You go down deep underground and you are surrounded by tunnels of salt. After the guide said that 1 kg of salt is included in the ticket price), the children decided to taste the walls. :R
If you use the services of a guide, then it’s doubly interesting
Were on the tourist route. Very colorful. Liked the underground restaurant. Unexpectedly budget prices and delicious. So this tour became brighter
There is a very cool place. We took tours in Russian. We were led everywhere, everyone showed.
Fabulous impression. You will not regret
I definitely advise you to visit! They took a morning tour in Russian (they start at 11.10, 14.10 and, it seems, at 16.10). We arrived at the place by 9, and did not lose. At that time there were already a lot of people, so if we arrived directly at the beginning of the tour, then there might not have been tickets. The remaining two hours passed for a walk in the picturesque parks and a visit to the cooling tower (also a very, very beautiful place!). The tour is interesting, it will not be boring even for children of primary school age, we do not regret a bit that we spent half a day on this property of UNESCO
This place is worth visiting for those who have long dreamed of getting into a real underground mine. The mine was closed a long time ago as unprofitable and they decided to make a museum out of it. The entrance to the mine is strictly with a guide and on a special schedule. Also, at certain hours, groups with a foreign guide (Russian, German, Spanish) descend into the mine. The descent into the mine begins with a wooden staircase leading down which you will need to lower, the guide will then guide you along the route and talk about the mine, about mining salt, about legends and mystical stories. Very interesting and exciting. Also in the mine there is a very beautiful chapel, in which services are held in the evenings. At the end of the route there is a restaurant where you can where you can pay by card. A special elevator delivers to the surface, which is also very impressive.
An impressive building! The total duration of more than 300 km. The maximum depth to which tourists descend is 135 meters. Two Guinness records were recorded - a jump from a bungee jumping and a raised balloon underground 😲 underground is not cold, but the shoes should be as comfortable as possible. In the mine at the end of the route there is an inexpensive cafe. Descent only with a guide, look for time groups in your language on the site. Lift up to the elevator 😁😜
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The Wieliczka Salt Mine is remarkable for the fact that a stable microclimate is maintained here, characterized by bacteriological air purity, steady temperature (about 10-12°С), high relative humidity (about 80%), and high content of sodium chloride solution (24 m /m3), and elements such as manganese, calcium, and magnesium.
In the S Wieliczka Salt Mine Health Resort, a unique method of subterraneotherapy is used. There are several possible options for health improvement and prevention:
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- the three-hour visit for a sightseeing tour in the Mine;
- "days of health" visit. It is held 2-3 times a month.
Medical Spa "Wieliczka" actively cooperates with the leading Polish research and scientific centers. It conducts training for top medical universities in Poland: Jagiellonian University and Medical College, Krakow Pedagogical University, Krakow Academy of Physical Culture.