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Wieliczka Salt Mine Entrance Ticket

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    Meet your guide 15-minutes prior to your chosen start time at Wieliczka Salt Mine. Experience the underground labyrinth that stretches over nine levels at 210 to 1,073 feet (64 to 327 meters) below the surface of the Earth. The maze of nearly 2,400 chambers is connected with sidewalks that have a total length of 803 feet (245 km).
    The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to the depth of 210 feet (64 meters). Visitors are led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines, and salt monuments.
    The first tourist trail in Wieliczka was established as early as at the turn of the 19th century. A couple of centuries later the salt mine was designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (1978). The underground trail leads through numerous drifts, galleries and chambers, where traces of mining activity have been preserved, as well as examples of sacred art, theme compositions relating to the history of the mine and legends.
    Wielicza Salt Mine is the world's largest mining heritage museum with a collection encompassing unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today. Moreover, the microclimate of the mine has a beneficial impact on visitors who suffer from asthma and allergies.
    The trip finishes at the level of 443 feet (135 meters) below the surface before taking an elevator back to the surface at the end of the tour.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Had to make a call to know exact time of tour, but other information was clear and understandable. Liked it! Nice guide :)

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Curious53599953033
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    If you are happy to queue to get in then queue to get out it’s worth a visit. The guided tour is quite rushed and we were often pushed on by the grumpy tour guide behind us! Not much time given to take photos (you...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Karen C
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Had an English Guide . She seemed bored and didn't point out anything of interest, "Here are some stairs", "This is a statue the miners made". The tour group was far to big and couldn't hear anything, even with the radio mic/headphone. I came here...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank TonyWestwater
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My wife and I bought youth tickets that clearly said that we had to be in the age 16-25. When we arrived we were told that we had to be students and we had to pay 22 PLN extra each. since we are not students....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jdjurholm
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Really good experience. It was fascinating to visit. Church was amazing. Our guide Ana was very informative with a great sense of humor. She included the younger members of the group as her helpers. Great visit ... thank you

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Brian M
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    10 July 2019|
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    Response from Maia G | Reviewed this property |
    The stairs are okay - but there a lot more than they say - 400 initially then a lot more at a later stage ( another person has mentioned that there are a total of 700 ( I didn’t count ) Also the walking is much further than... More
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    12 June 2019|
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    Response from Jackie B | Reviewed this property |
    Going back up is fine you are in an enclosed lift. My partner is scared of heights and was fine. The first lot of steps (300 +) were enclosed so you didn’t see the height. At times you are on stairs where you can see down... More
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    Annea
    7 May 2019|
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    Response from bloghajavisto | Reviewed this property |
    the beginning of the tour is straight up stairs downstairs, there are handrails and about 500 steps dow... I know there are elevators scattered throughout the mine but I cannot be more specific about how do they fit in the... More
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