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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka, Poland
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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Anne
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    5 May 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:Adventure Travelers
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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Yvonne Brett
    5 Oct 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.

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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Bennett In Britain
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    4 Apr 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:History Buffs
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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Sam Mann
    5 Mar 03, 2013

    Fantastic Place, you had to pay to take pictures when I went but it was well worth it. I had a constant urge to lick the walls though (weird I know)

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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    5 Dec 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.

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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Niels Jensen
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    5 Jul 17, 2012

    World class experience. Well-qualified quides and a lot of sights in the mine, which you won't find elsewhere! See it!

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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Julia
    5 Jul 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...

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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Artur Jach
    5 Jul 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.

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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Francis Tapon
    5 Jul 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.

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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Alberto Hernandez
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    5 Jul 22, 2013

    Beautiful mine I never see before in my life. Interesting museum

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    Gabriela Ledesma M
    5 Apr 05, 2013

    If you are looking for a unique place to visit, Wieliczka Salt Mine is the place to go!

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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Claire Rudyj
    5 Feb 24, 2013

    Unbelievable place to visit, amazing!!

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    Hc Pl
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Very nice and interseting place. Also castle in Krakow,

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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Katie McQue
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    4 Sep 11, 2012
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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
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    5 Jun 02, 2013
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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    EcoBoy
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    5 Nov 03, 2011
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    Roger So
    4 Nov 19, 2011
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    5 Mar 02, 2013
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    Michelle Palfreyman
    5 May 13, 2012
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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Darek Pudełko
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    5 Jun 22, 2014

    Wieliczka to najpiękniejsza kopalnia w jakiej byłem w życiu.
    Obowiązkowy punkt podczas wizyty w Krakowie.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory Buffs
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Description

This deposit of rock salt in Wieliczka-Bochnia has been mined since the 13th century. Spread over nine levels, it has 300 km of galleries with works of art, altars, and statues sculpted in the salt, making a fascinating pilgrimage into the past of a major industrial undertaking. In 1978, it was transcribed to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

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