Logotyp Kopalni Soli 'Wieliczka'

Tour organisation

Starting point:
Regis Shaft

Duration:
approx. 3 hours

Group size:
max. 20 people

Minimum age:
10 years old

Distance to walk:
2 km

Temperature on the route:
14-16ºC


Opening hours

The opening and touring times depend on the day you wish to visit the mine.
You can check the details here.

Guide

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

Touring languages

The tour is available in Polish and English.

Starting the tour

The assembly point is the Regis Shaft. The tour starts at the scheduled times. Head to the Regis Shaft, arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour to receive training, protective clothing and mining equipment.

Safety training

Before starting the tour, tourists receive a short training on the safety and use of the received equipment: lamp, helmet and carbon monoxide absorber. Participants are entered into a personal register and sign a statement about their participation in the training.

Clothing

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.

Ticket sales

Tickets can be purchased at:

  • the Mine’s website
  • at the ticket office in the Regis Shaft, Kościuszki 9, Wieliczka
  • the Sales Office in Krakow, Wiślna 12a

Detailed information about ticket prices and discounts can be found here.
Tickets must be booked in advance by sending an e-mail to  trasa.gornicza@kopalnia.pl  or calling +48 12 278 75 70.

Luggage

Before entering the Miners’ Route, tourists use the cloakroom located in the Regis Shaft building. Each tour participant receives an individual locker, 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.

Food

The Miners’ Route leads through excavations located outside the area of the Mine available for standard touring. There are no restaurants or catering facilities along the expedition route.
You can eat a meal before or after your tour at the Grand Sal**** Hotel restaurant, located on the surface. 

Toilets

Visitors can use the toilets in the Regis Shaft building, before and after the tour.
There are no toilets available underground.

ATM and currency exchange

ATMs and a currency exchange are located in the area of the Mine near the Daniłowicz Shaft. All catering and retail outlets in the Mine accept card payments.

Touring with children

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

Visitors with disabilities

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

On the route


Route characteristics

The participants of the tour, equipped with professional equipment and wearing working suits, set off under the supervision of a guide Foreman to the underground of the Mine to gain their first experience as miners. Awaiting the daredevils are real mining tasks, the performance of which will be assessed by the foreman. There will be no time for boredom - each participant will be sucked into the fun! The work to be tackled by mining novices includes the measurement of methane concentration, weaving ropes, efficient use of a map and even a shovel. There will be a lot of work, but the satisfaction will also be great. At the end of the expedition, all tourists will receive a reward from the foreman - a certificate confirming that they have gained their first honours in the mining profession.

In exceptional cases, some of the chambers on the Miners’ Route may be excluded from the tour.

Phone / Internet

The Mine is a place where you can quiet down for a while and cut yourself off from the world, because telecommunication signals will not reach you here.

Route depth

The maximum depth you can reach is 101 m.

Photos

During the tour, taking photos and filming is allowed.

Safety


Terms and conditions of touring

Detailed terms and conditions of touring the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine can be found here.

Prohibitions

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

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