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The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine

Tourist Route

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An unforgettable walk in the salt labyrinth

Hidden deep underground lies a treasure that many daredevils have sought over seven centuries. This treasure is salt, often called white gold. The seekers were the fearless Wieliczka Miners.
During the walk along the Tourist Route, visitors will learn about the history of the Mine from the legendary times to the present day, while discovering the salt labyrinth of underground corridors, which is full of unforgettable stories.

On the Tourist Route

  • Guests will admire landscapes that can’t be found on the surface, such as saline lakes and beautiful underground chambers, including the unique St Kinga’s Chapel.

  • The group will learn about old mining tools and machines and the methods of salt extraction and transport used in the past.

  • The tour does not require an above-average physical condition, although it is worth bearing in mind the long distance and the need to climb 800 stairs during the visit.

Tourist Route by the numbers:

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The Route in the structure of the Mine:

Visitors descend approx. 380 steps to level I (64 m) to enter the Mine.
The return to the surface is by lift from Level III (135 m).


  • Mikołaj Daniłowicz Shaft
  • Level I Bono – 64 m
  • Level II upper – 90 m
  • Level II lower– 110 m
  • Level III – 135 m
Visitors like the Tourist Route regardless of age, education or country of origin. The beauty of the underground world captivates over a million tourists every year.

Ways of visiting the Tourist 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

    If 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:
Daniłowicz Shaft

Duration:
approx. 3 hours

Group size:
max. 40 people

Number of stairs to climb:
about 800

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.

For information on free admission and discounts for schoolchildren, please see the Tourist 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 40 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 Miners’ Route.

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

The maximum dimensions of hand luggage which can be brought on the tour is 35cm x 20cm x 20cm. Please leave your larger luggage in the storage room, which is located on the surface near the Daniłowicz Shaft.

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The Tourist Route Terms and Conditions can be found here.
 
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