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Getting to the Mine by coach or car

The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is located 10 km south-east of Krakow city centre, near the exit from the A4 motorway at the Kraków Wieliczka junction.

Mark the route:

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Can I use the toilet during the tour?

Visitors can use the toilets in the Regis Shaft building, before and after the tour. Toilets are not available on the Miners’ Route.

Can I rest and eat during the tour?

There is no possibility to buy drinks or snacks on the trail. After returning to the surface you can spend time in the restaurant of the Grand Sal**** Hotel.

Can I visit with small children?

The Miners’ Route is accessible to persons aged 10 years or older, with under-age visitors supervised by an adult.

Is it dark in the Mine?

The Miners’ Route is dark – on the trail, you will illuminate your way with a lamp, which you will receive before starting your tour.

Can I visit the Miners’ Route in a wheelchair?

The Miners’ Route is not adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.

Can you forgo the guide and tour the Mine on your own?

The Mine is a mining facility, which can be visited only under the supervision of a specially trained person. All guides have knowledge of first aid and OSH regulations in force in the Mine.
The guides know many stories, tales and even mysteries of the Wieliczka Mine, which they share with the visitors. Without the astonishing guide stories, the tour wouldn’t be as exciting.
Not everyone is aware that the underground corridors are about 245 km long and are often referred to as a salt labyrinth. That is why it is so important to move around the underground with someone who can find their way through the maze of underground shafts and galleries.

Is it possible to take pictures and videos in the Mine?

You can take photos and film; however, you can use the photos for private purposes only.

What is the temperature in the Mine?

The temperature underground is around 14–16°C. When setting out on the trail, it is worth to wear clothing appropriate to the conditions, it is best to dress in layers.

How long is the tour?

A tour of the Miners’ Route takes about 3 hours. You should arrive at the meeting point at the Regis Shaft no later than 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

How should I dress when going on a trip to the Mine?

The Miners’ Route leads through excavations located outside the area of the Mine available for standard touring. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing according to the conditions on the route. The temperature underground falls within the range of 14–16ºC.
At the assembly point, you will also receive a protective suit that you will need to wear for the duration of the tour.

Do tourists have to wear helmets and lamps?

When visiting the Miners’ Route, you have to bring a helmet, lamp and carbon monoxide absorber with you.
Tourists are provided with mining equipment before the start of the tour.

Are there any diseases that are a contraindication to visiting the Mine?

The tour is an active expedition and is quite demanding physically, but healthy and fit people should not have any problems on the route. No special conditioning is required.
Claustrophobia may be a contraindication for visiting the Mine.

Can the Mine be visited by pregnant women?

Women who work and lead an active lifestyle should not suffer from any discomfort when visiting underground. However, it is worth to realistically evaluate your abilities. The tour takes the form of an active expedition and is quite physically demanding. A better choice for pregnant women may be to visit the Tourist Route, which is less physically demanding.

Can I buy souvenirs underground?

Various kinds of souvenirs can be bought before or after the end of the tour. Drop by the shop located in the Regis Shaft or our online shop.

Can I store my luggage in the Mine?

Before entering the Miners’ Route, tourists use the cloakroom located in the Regis Shaft building. You will receive an individual locker, which can be locked with a key. Backpacks, bags, suitcases with larger dimensions should be left in the storage room, which is located on the surface near the Daniłowicz Shaft.

Can I smoke underground?

Smoking and electronic cigarettes, as well as electric torches and open fires are strictly forbidden in the Mine. This is regulated by the provisions of geological and mining law.

Is it true that mobile phones work in the Mine?

There is no phone coverage on the Miners’ Route.

Can I bring an animal to the Mine?

Bringing animals to the Miners’ Route is prohibited.
The mine does not have a place where you can leave your pet.

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Can I use the toilet during the tour?

Visitors can use the toilets in the Regis Shaft building, before and after the tour. Toilets are not available on the Miners’ Route.

Can I rest and eat during the tour?

There is no possibility to buy drinks or snacks on the trail. After returning to the surface you can spend time in the restaurant of the Grand Sal**** Hotel.

Can I visit with small children?

The Miners’ Route is accessible to persons aged 10 years or older, with under-age visitors supervised by an adult.

Is it dark in the Mine?

The Miners’ Route is dark – on the trail, you will illuminate your way with a lamp, which you will receive before starting your tour.

Can I visit the Miners’ Route in a wheelchair?

The Miners’ Route is not adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.

Can you forgo the guide and tour the Mine on your own?

The Mine is a mining facility, which can be visited only under the supervision of a specially trained person. All guides have knowledge of first aid and OSH regulations in force in the Mine.
The guides know many stories, tales and even mysteries of the Wieliczka Mine, which they share with the visitors. Without the astonishing guide stories, the tour wouldn’t be as exciting.
Not everyone is aware that the underground corridors are about 245 km long and are often referred to as a salt labyrinth. That is why it is so important to move around the underground with someone who can find their way through the maze of underground shafts and galleries.

Is it possible to take pictures and videos in the Mine?

You can take photos and film; however, you can use the photos for private purposes only.

What is the temperature in the Mine?

The temperature underground is around 14–16°C. When setting out on the trail, it is worth to wear clothing appropriate to the conditions, it is best to dress in layers.

How long is the tour?

A tour of the Miners’ Route takes about 3 hours. You should arrive at the meeting point at the Regis Shaft no later than 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

How should I dress when going on a trip to the Mine?

The Miners’ Route leads through excavations located outside the area of the Mine available for standard touring. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing according to the conditions on the route. The temperature underground falls within the range of 14–16ºC.
At the assembly point, you will also receive a protective suit that you will need to wear for the duration of the tour.

Do tourists have to wear helmets and lamps?

When visiting the Miners’ Route, you have to bring a helmet, lamp and carbon monoxide absorber with you.
Tourists are provided with mining equipment before the start of the tour.

Are there any diseases that are a contraindication to visiting the Mine?

The tour is an active expedition and is quite demanding physically, but healthy and fit people should not have any problems on the route. No special conditioning is required.
Claustrophobia may be a contraindication for visiting the Mine.

Can the Mine be visited by pregnant women?

Women who work and lead an active lifestyle should not suffer from any discomfort when visiting underground. However, it is worth to realistically evaluate your abilities. The tour takes the form of an active expedition and is quite physically demanding. A better choice for pregnant women may be to visit the Tourist Route, which is less physically demanding.

Can I buy souvenirs underground?

Various kinds of souvenirs can be bought before or after the end of the tour. Drop by the shop located in the Regis Shaft or our online shop.

Can I store my luggage in the Mine?

Before entering the Miners’ Route, tourists use the cloakroom located in the Regis Shaft building. You will receive an individual locker, which can be locked with a key. Backpacks, bags, suitcases with larger dimensions should be left in the storage room, which is located on the surface near the Daniłowicz Shaft.

Can I smoke underground?

Smoking and electronic cigarettes, as well as electric torches and open fires are strictly forbidden in the Mine. This is regulated by the provisions of geological and mining law.

Is it true that mobile phones work in the Mine?

There is no phone coverage on the Miners’ Route.

Can I bring an animal to the Mine?

Bringing animals to the Miners’ Route is prohibited.
The mine does not have a place where you can leave your pet.

Access by public transit

Kraków - Wieliczka

  • ul. Daniłowicza 10
    32-020 Wieliczka
    Współrzędne GPS: 49.9831029°N, 20.0556922°E

  • pl. Kościuszki 9
    32-020 Wieliczka
    Współrzędne GPS: 49.984135°N, 20.061205°E

  • Park Kingi 1
    32-020 Wieliczka
    Współrzędne GPS: 49.984231°N, 20.052121°E

  • Park Kingi 7
    32-020 Wieliczka
    Współrzędne GPS: 49.9824877°N, 20.054990°E

  • Park Kingi 1
    32-020 Wieliczka

Address details

  • Can I use the toilet during the tour?

    Visitors can use the toilets in the Regis Shaft building, before and after the tour. Toilets are not available on the Miners’ Route.

  • Can I rest and eat during the tour?

    There is no possibility to buy drinks or snacks on the trail. After returning to the surface you can spend time in the restaurant of the Grand Sal**** Hotel.

  • Can I visit with small children?

    The Miners’ Route is accessible to persons aged 10 years or older, with under-age visitors supervised by an adult.

  • Is it dark in the Mine?

    The Miners’ Route is dark – on the trail, you will illuminate your way with a lamp, which you will receive before starting your tour.

  • Can I visit the Miners’ Route in a wheelchair?

    The Miners’ Route is not adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.

  • Can you forgo the guide and tour the Mine on your own?

    The Mine is a mining facility, which can be visited only under the supervision of a specially trained person. All guides have knowledge of first aid and OSH regulations in force in the Mine.
    The guides know many stories, tales and even mysteries of the Wieliczka Mine, which they share with the visitors. Without the astonishing guide stories, the tour wouldn’t be as exciting.
    Not everyone is aware that the underground corridors are about 245 km long and are often referred to as a salt labyrinth. That is why it is so important to move around the underground with someone who can find their way through the maze of underground shafts and galleries.

  • Is it possible to take pictures and videos in the Mine?

    You can take photos and film; however, you can use the photos for private purposes only.

  • What is the temperature in the Mine?

    The temperature underground is around 14–16°C. When setting out on the trail, it is worth to wear clothing appropriate to the conditions, it is best to dress in layers.

  • How long is the tour?

    A tour of the Miners’ Route takes about 3 hours. You should arrive at the meeting point at the Regis Shaft no later than 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

  • How should I dress when going on a trip to the Mine?

    The Miners’ Route leads through excavations located outside the area of the Mine available for standard touring. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing according to the conditions on the route. The temperature underground falls within the range of 14–16ºC.
    At the assembly point, you will also receive a protective suit that you will need to wear for the duration of the tour.

  • Do tourists have to wear helmets and lamps?

    When visiting the Miners’ Route, you have to bring a helmet, lamp and carbon monoxide absorber with you.
    Tourists are provided with mining equipment before the start of the tour.

  • Are there any diseases that are a contraindication to visiting the Mine?

    The tour is an active expedition and is quite demanding physically, but healthy and fit people should not have any problems on the route. No special conditioning is required.
    Claustrophobia may be a contraindication for visiting the Mine.

  • Can the Mine be visited by pregnant women?

    Women who work and lead an active lifestyle should not suffer from any discomfort when visiting underground. However, it is worth to realistically evaluate your abilities. The tour takes the form of an active expedition and is quite physically demanding. A better choice for pregnant women may be to visit the Tourist Route, which is less physically demanding.

  • Can I buy souvenirs underground?

    Various kinds of souvenirs can be bought before or after the end of the tour. Drop by the shop located in the Regis Shaft or our online shop.

  • Can I store my luggage in the Mine?

    Before entering the Miners’ Route, tourists use the cloakroom located in the Regis Shaft building. You will receive an individual locker, which can be locked with a key. Backpacks, bags, suitcases with larger dimensions should be left in the storage room, which is located on the surface near the Daniłowicz Shaft.

  • Can I smoke underground?

    Smoking and electronic cigarettes, as well as electric torches and open fires are strictly forbidden in the Mine. This is regulated by the provisions of geological and mining law.

  • Is it true that mobile phones work in the Mine?

    There is no phone coverage on the Miners’ Route.

  • Can I bring an animal to the Mine?

    Bringing animals to the Miners’ Route is prohibited.
    The mine does not have a place where you can leave your pet.

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