Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow

For a really unique and striking experience the city of Krakow offers the opportunity to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine. A deep salt mine located only 13 km from the city center.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine

135m below ground

135m below ground

Mine Shaft

Mine Shaft

It is an opportunity that can not be overlooked if you want to give a touch of adventure to your holiday. Reaching the mine is simple and inexpensive. In addition to the various agencies involved in the organization, the “do it yourself” is always efficient for those with little organization. In the first case the departure of the group includes transportation, professional guides in any language and visits inside the mine. The duration varies depending on the influx and is around four to five hours. The second hypothesis states: a mini-bus from the central station Glowny or train to Wieliczka, or the city bus marked with the number 304 on a Kurniki in front of the gallery Krakowska. Only twenty minutes away to immerse yourself in this new world underground.

Wieliczka cave

Wieliczka cave

Wieliczka interior

Wieliczka interior

As you descend the 380 steps one has the impression of entering a magical underground city full of caves and mysterious lakes. Walking along the path you can admire mining tools, the original authors of this work. The course culminates in the church of St. Kinga, the patron of the mine. The return to the surface is through a wooden elevator with a maximum capacity of 8 people. Before ascending the mine has a small bar for refreshments and a shop to purchase souvenirs.

Saint Kinga's Chapel

Saint Kinga’s Chapel

Saint Kinga's Chapel

Saint Kinga’s Chapel

Wieliczka photos: Anton Chuiko, Stian Rekdal, AAron Metcalfe, Rafal Makiela, Marta, Robert Karo.

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