The only salt mine in the world preserved in such pristine condition and placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites ! 135 meters underground! Visited by more than 1 million tourists a year!
“The historic Salt Mine in Wieliczka is the only site in the world where mining has continued since the Middle Ages. Lying on nine levels, its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as lesser and major shafts) stretch for the total of 300 kilometres: reaching the depth of 327 metres they illustrate all the stages of the development of the mining technology over time.” – the quotation comes from the justification of entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine into UNESCO’s 1st World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage on 8th September, 1978 together with 11 other sites from all over the world.
The mine is also notable for a long tradition of tourism. The famous breath-taking site has been visited over the centuries by Nicolaus Copernicus, Ignacy Paderewski, Pope John Paul II, and crowned heads of state, not to mention millions of people from all over the world. Included in the tour is a stunning “underground town” with lakes, passages, and the marvelous St Kinga chapel.
During the tour you will have a chance to visit the twenty historic chambers connected by 2 kilometers of passages. Descent into the mine by staircase (380 steps) to the 1 st Level( at a depth of 64 metres) and return to the surface by lift up the Danilowicz shaft from the 3rd Level (at a depth of 135 meters. The whole tour lasts about 5 hours. You will spend around 3 hours in the Salt Mine. After your arrival back in Katowice you will be dropped off at your pick up point.
|1 person||489 PLN||125 €|
|2 persons||299 PLN / person||77 € / person|
|3 persons||280 PLN / person||72 € / person|
|4-6 people||250 PLN / person||64 € / person|
|7 people and more||199 PLN / person||51 € / person|
PL, ENG, GER, ITA, SPAN, FRA, RUSS
Tour price includes: guide in Polish or foreign language (languages available at each tour), tickets, equipment rental needed for sightseeing, pick up and drop off service, English speaking tour leader, Katowice Map & Guide.
Entrance only with guide after pre-booking