Wieliczka Salt Mine

Discover a world class monument, featured among twelve objects on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
Wieliczka Salt Mine is renowned mostly for the Underground Salt Cathedral, as it is home to an entire chapel carved from rock salt, and dozens of other salt sculptures.

It’s an amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed site just outside Krakow and is described as the oldest old salt mine in the world, still in operation for 800 years now.

Wieliczka Salt Mine – close to Krakow, and nearby Auschwitz- is one of the biggest and proudest reminders of medieval Poland. It’s a place made almost entirely from many different kinds of salt, from medieval times, as the biggest salt producer in all Poland, now one of the most beautiful places to sightsee, but not only. The microclimate of the saline chambers makes breathing easier and soothes health problems, making it a perfect place for healing stays, too. Wieliczka Salt Mine tour is a great choice for people who desire spectacular views, remarkably beautiful sacred places, and an excellent guide service.
Impressive, enormous chambers, all filled with sacral sculptures and atmospheric lighting will make you feel like you were transferred to the medieval times. Immerse yourself in a world of underground labyrinths, saline lakes, numerous drifts, galleries and magnificent chambers carved out of salt. Taste the salt carved Polish legends and fairy tales.


Under the supervision of a professional guide, visit the underground metropolis with an extensive infrastructure that combines many centuries of traditional salt mining and modernity. The rock salt deposits in Wieliczka and Bochnia (another Salt Mine close to Kraków) have been mined since the 13th century. The mines had royal status, and salt mining as an industrial undertaking in Poland is the oldest of its type in Europe. The site consists of Wieliczka and Bochnia salt mines and Wieliczka Saltworks Castle. Visiting both Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines, guests can observe the historic stages of the development of mining techniques in Europe from the 13th to the 20th centuries. Both mines, though mainly Wieliczka, have hundreds of kilometers of galleries with works of art, which allow the visitor to make a pilgrimage into the past. Wieliczka Saltworks Castle dates back to medieval times and has been rebuilt several times in the course of its history

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