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The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine

Miners’ Route

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Will you take up the mining challenge?

In the harsh area of the Mine, where tourists turn into novice miners – adepts of the underground trade, and darkness must be overcome by means of a lamp, an extraordinary and unforgettable adventure awaits you. Feel your senses awake on the Miners’ Route and your blood flow faster during an exciting underground expedition.

  • You will wander through the underground salt labyrinth, exploring the mysterious and raw chambers around the oldest preserved Regis Shaft.

  • Tasks await you, such as searching for salt, testing methane concentration and finding the right route underground. By performing practical mining tasks, you will get to know the work of representatives of old mining professions, such as crusher, methane tester and mining carpenter.

  • You will feel a shot of adrenaline, you will take part in an extraordinary, multisensory experience!

Miners’ Route by the numbers:

0 h
-approximate duration of the expedition
around 0-16ºC
-the temperature underground
0,9 km
-route length
0 m
-the depth you will reach

The Route in the structure of the Mine:

Regis Shaft

The lift descends to the Mine to level I (57 m)

The return to the surface is by lift from Level IIn (101 m)

  • Level I, approx. 57 m
  • Level IIn, approx. 101 m

Ways of visiting the Miners’ Route

  • Individual tourist

    You take part in the tour in the company of other individual tourists, the Mine is responsible for assembling a group.

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  • Organised group

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Useful information

Starting point:
Regis Shaft

Group size:
max. 20 people

Minimum age:
10 years old

Reservation:
recommended

Duration:
approx. 3 hours

The tour is available in two languages: Polish and English, with tours at specific times.

The tour always takes place under the supervision of a guide called the Foreman, who directs the expedition and teaches participants the mining trade.

Due to the conditions prevailing on the Route, you should wear closed-toe footwear. You'll set out on the journey wearing a protective suit.
You will also receive a lamp, a helmet and a carbon monoxide absorber.

The tourThe sightseeing tour is open to persons over 10 years of age. You can find detailed information, among other things, on discounts for schoolchildren and families in the price list.

Open flames, electric torches, smoking cigarettes (including e-cigarettes) are prohibited in the mine.

The trail has no points in common with the Tourist Route
and does not include a visit to St Kinga’s Chapel.

The Miners’ Route Terms and Conditions can be found here.
 
More practical information

Miners’ Route gallery

See the Route through the lenses of people who have already experienced the mining adventure.

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