Wieliczka Salt Mine

Local nameKopalnia soli Wieliczka
LocationWieliczka, Poland

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, in the town of Wieliczka, southern Poland, lies within the Kraków metropolitan area.

From Neolithic times, sodium chloride was produced there from the upwelling brine. The Wieliczka salt mine, excavated from the 13th century, produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world's oldest operating salt mines. Throughout its history, the royal salt mine was operated by the Żupy Krakowskie company.Due to falling salt prices and mine flooding, commercial salt mining was discontinued in 1996.The Wieliczka Salt Mine is now an official Polish Historic Monument. Its attractions include the shafts and labyrinthine passageways, displays of historic salt-mining technology, an underground lake, four chapels and numerous statues carved by miners out of the rock salt, and more recent sculptures by contemporary artists.

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Opening hours

Tourist Route & Pilgrims' Route:
Apr - Oct: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Nov - Mar: 8 am - 5 pm

Miners' Route:
Apr - Oct: 9:30 am - 6 pm
Nov - Mar: 10 am - 2:30 pm

Graduation Tower:
May - Oct: 8 am - 9 pm
Nov - Mar: 9 am - 7 pm
Apr: 9 am - 7 pm

Closed: Jan 1, Easter Sunday, Nov 1, Dec 24 & 25.


Tourist Route & Miners' Route (foreigners):
Adults: 89 PLN
Concessions: 69 PLN
Family (4 people): 247 PLN

The prices are higher during the summer.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wieliczka_Salt_Mine

Official Website https://www.kopalnia.pl/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wieliczka-Salt-Mine/109314569122107

Twitter https://twitter.com/Kopalnia_Soli

Email informacja@kopalnia.pl

Phone +48 12 278 73 02

Address Ul. Daniłowicza 10 32-020 Wieliczka, Poland

Coordinates 49°58'58.878" N 20°3'20.063" E

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