2 - 3 hours
max. 35 people
Temperature on the route:
Distance to walk:
approx. 3.5 km
The opening and touring times depend on the day you wish to visit the mine.
You can check the details here.
The tour always takes place under the supervision of a guide.
The tour is available in Polish, English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian
The assembly point is the Daniłowicz Shaft, which the tourists then use to go down into the salt underground. Tours with Polish-speaking guides, as well as with guides speaking languages other than Polish take place at designated times, subject to the availability of tickets on-line.
The route includes approx. 800 stairs, 380 of which are at the start. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing according to the conditions on the route. The temperature underground falls within the range of 17–18ºC.
Detailed information about ticket prices and discounts can be found here.
The ticket also entitles you to visit the underground exhibition of the Cracow Saltworks Museum.
On the Tourist Route, you can relax and dine in designated locations. Karczma Górnicza, located 125 metres underground, serves Polish cuisine as well as hot and cold beverages.
At Bistro Posolone, located on the surface, right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft, you can choose from a wide range of salads, pizzas, burgers, pasta, as well as drink delicious coffee.
You can eat a meal before or after your tour at the Grand Sal**** Hotel restaurant.
Before starting the tour, you can use the toilets, which are located right next to the Daniłowicz Shaft. Toilets are also available underground in two locations on the tour.
Wieliczka is open to children of all ages. Moreover, children under 4 years of age are entitled to free admission. We have also prepared facilities for families visiting Wieliczka: a changing table and special chairs in Karczma Górnicza. Due to the large number of stairs in the Mine, the use of strollers is not recommended.
Beautiful chambers carved in salt, including the most exceptional one – St Kinga’s Chapel, amazing underground lakes, majestic carpentry structures and unique salt sculptures. Nearly 3 kilometres of winding galleries, 800 stairs to climb and a descent to 135 metres underground. No wonder that the charms of the Tourist Route, the main route of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine, are admired by millions of adventure-seeking tourists from all over the world.
*In exceptional cases, some of the chambers on the Tourist Route may be excluded from the tour.
For the safety of our visitors, we have excluded some of the workings along the Tourist Route from the tour. The course of the tour will be continuously adjusted to the intensity of tourist traffic.
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.
However, we have prepared a place for our guests where they can use free WiFi, as well as make calls.
The maximum depth you can reach is 135 m.
During the tour, taking photos and filming is allowed.
Detailed terms and conditions of touring the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine can be found here.
Open flames, electric torches, smoking cigarettes (including e-cigarettes) are prohibited.
Bringing animals in is prohibited, with the exception of service animals.
We do not offer a facility where you can leave your pet.
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