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Miners’ Route The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine

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The Miners’ Route is more than a sightseeing tour!

It’s a big, engaging adventure. The group of tourists will transform into apprentice miners, learning the underground trade in practice! Are you ready for the challenge?

On the Miners’ Route:

  • The group will explore atmospheric chambers in which darkness is illuminated only by mining lamps.

  • A lot of work awaits the group, during one shift there will be, among others, measurement of methane concentration, weaving of ropes, efficient use of the map, as well as a saw and shovel.

  • As a reward, each member of the group will receive a commemorative certificate confirming that they have taken their first steps in the mining profession.

Miners’ Route by the numbers:

3 h
approximate duration of the expedition
14-16ºC
the temperature underground
1,9 km
route length
101 m
maximum depth on the trail

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

    You are a member of a large group and are planning to go on the tour together. You are a tour operator.

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Useful information

Starting point:
Regis Shaft

Duration:
approx. 3 hours

Group size:
max. 20 people

Minimum age:
10 years old

Reservation:
yes

The tour always takes place under the supervision of an experienced guide. The tour is available in Polish and selected other languages. You can find out more at: here.

Organised groups receive a 10% discount. For information on free admission and discounts for schoolchildren, please see the Miners’ Route price list.

Organised groups are required to book the date and time of the visit in advance. If you want to ask about a reservation – fill in the form here.

After making the reservation, it is necessary to pay 300 PLN deposit for each group of tourists up to 20 people within 3 days, but no later than on the day preceding the visit. In case of a larger number of visitors, they will be divided into smaller groups, and a deposit must be paid for each group created in this way.

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

Due to the conditions prevailing on the Route, you should wear full, comfortable and waterproof footwear.

Open flames, electric torches, smoking cigarettes (including e-cigarettes) are prohibited in the mine. The Tourist Route Terms and Conditions can be found here.

15 minutes before the visit, you must go through training, pick up a protective suit and mining equipment. 

 

Check the tour times, tour languages and prices.
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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