Wieliczka Salt Mine is a salt mine that is situated in Wieliczka, which is a town just outside of the city of Krakow, Poland. The salt mine was opened in the 13th century and produced table salt continuously up until 2007. It was one of the oldest mines in operation. The mine is a major tourist attraction today, it has a labyrinth of underground tunnels which have been carved into the salt. The tunnels lead to chapels that were carved by miners, the chapels include sculptures that were carved out of the salt. The salt mine is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The salt mine is situated in the town of Wieliczka, which is 14 km southeast of Krakow. Minibuses run to the salt mine from the centre of Krakow and cost around 3PLN, these depart from Galeria Krakowska.
Opening Times and Admission
Tours run daily at the salt mine, the English language tours run every half hour between 7.30am-7.30pm (April-October) and 8am-5pm (November to March). Tours usually last around 2-3 hours. The temperature in the tunnels is around 14c.