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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
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Very nice place. They have a lot of "things" made of salt i was really interested in seeing them and I was not disappointed

Reviewed 16 July 2014
Paweł K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

There is little to say about this place that is of interest. I am a person that adores history; so much so that I have studied it to post-graduate level. Rarely do I not find something about the past that bores me and I always look for silver-linings. In the case of the salt mines, I am restricted to one... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Very nice place. They have a lot of "things" made of salt i was really interested in seeing them and I was not disappointed

Thank Paweł K
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a trip that is not to be missed. Not suitable for the disabled and if you are unfit. The guide was great and she told us at the start that their was 378 steps going down. What a climb but it was well worth it when you see the lovely chapels and carvings done out of the salt.... More 

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We visited the salt mines , and to be honest I was bored after 15 minutes of the tour, we made our own way to the mine on the train from krakow. So you don't need to book a tour as it's very easy to sort yourself. When we got there we were given headsets so we could hear the... More 

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Kingsnorth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I liked how well preserved it was. Pieces of art and more chambers to visit. It is worth the extra hour.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Everyone has already said it - a fantastic trip and so very well worth doing but to stress- a great deal of walking and absolutely unsuitable for anyone even vaguely claustrophobic. One of our party never even made it past the first tunnel so the lift on the way back up which is just awful would have killed her off!... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

I am not sure what comes to your mind when someone proposes you to visit a salt mine. I too had visualized some image in my mind before I arrived at the Salt Works Museum. It was about an hour's drive by road, by the pick up cab arranged by my hotel where I booked this tour. It was very... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Was expecting this to be out in the middle of know where but it is in the middle of a small village 15-20 minutes from Krakow centre. Tour took about 2 hours. You wear head sets so the guide doesn't have to shout. You start by descending 400 winding stairs into the mine. It's all very sturdy wooden staircases and... More 

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Presteigne, United Kingdom
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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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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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