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. Sodium chloride was formerly produced there from the upwelling brine - and had been since Neolithic times. 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.Commercial salt mining was discontinued in 1996 owing to falling salt prices and mine flooding. 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.

Admission

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 Jana Mikołaja Daniłowicza 10, 32-020 Wieliczka

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

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