Wieliczka Salt Mine
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 97%History Buffs
- 83%Adventure Travelers
- 67%Local Culture
- 67%Art & Design Lovers
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- Wieliczka Salt MineMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5May 18, 2014
Try the Miner's route instead of the normal tour. You'll get miners' clothes and explore the mines with only light source coming from your head lamp. It's also possible to combine the two different tours - first you go to the adventurous miner's tour and then to the normal tour. Take some warm clothes with you, it's a bit chilly down in the mines. Also take some proper shoes for the miner's route, as it's a little wet and muddy down there! Note that one tour can last almost 3 hours, so eat before going and take some water with you! I really enjoyed and recommend it to everyone who want to try something little different!Recommended for:
- Wieliczka Salt MineOct 21, 2013
A short trip from Krakow, this was such an amazing place to visit. There is a lot of walking down steps, but at the end you get to zip up to the surface in a miner elevator. The miners were deeply religious, and they carved many vignettes and statues out of the salt. They are beautifully lit, and it was sad that we were not allowed to take any photos. The chapel is amazing, they hold events there for 200 people. At the end of the tour you have the option to extend it and walk another couple of miles if you still have the energy for it.
- Wieliczka Salt MineMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Apr 07, 2013
Before planning my trip to Krakow I had never heard of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. I'm so glad I chose to including it into my plans. The tour was absolutely fantastic with a great guide who knew not only the history of the mine but was able to relay personal stories and those fun and odd facts that sick in your mind.
I paid 100zł for the trip with transportation and I feel it was well worth it. While I'm sure that there are cheaper ways to see the mine, I found the entire experience easy and incredibly enjoyable.Recommended for:
- Wieliczka Salt MineMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Dec 07, 2012
Salt mine that has been in continuous use for hundred of years. The mine goes deep into the earth over 1000 ft at its deepest point, which is just amazing to think about. The mine has a hand carved out cathedral within it, and a lot of amazing hand crafted stone statues. It is certainly one of the more unique places you will ever see.
- Wieliczka Salt MineJul 04, 2012
It's amazing how a single mineral can produce such a multitude of artwork. This working mine has many chambers with various statues and monuments all constructed out of sodium chloride. There was even a large underground church where they hold classical music concerts occasionally. And I though salt was just for seasoning...
- Wieliczka Salt MineJul 04, 2012
Along with the Malbork Castle (the biggest medieval castle in Europe), Wieliczka mine is by far the best attraction in Poland.
The salt features and green-and-blue underground lakes can really make you feel like you're on another planet. Surprisingly massive underground salt chapel. Very interesting transport on the way back - a tiny lift. If you feel claustrophobic - you can always take the stairs (a lot of them :) )
Wieliczka is within very easy reach from Krakow so would definitely recommend.
- Wieliczka Salt MineJul 03, 2012
For two hours, you explore a subterranean world of labyrinthine passages, giant caverns, and underground lakes. An eerie light and its mysterious echoing chambers make it a fantasy lover’s dream. Haunting figures stare at you in the semi-darkness. What’s remarkable is that everything you see is made all out of salt! Lick things to confirm.