The Wieliczka Salt Mine is visited by over one million tourists every year, both from Poland and from other countries around the world. It is one of the most interesting and most valuable places in Poland. This attraction was placed on the original UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites - it was one of the first monuments included in the list. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is located in a short distance from Krakow, hence it's extremely popular among tourists from the capital of Lesser Poland.
Salt mine tours are an extraordinary and unforgettable adventure. The mine consists of a 300-kilometer long underground labyrinth that already celebrated its 700th anniversary. Salt mine tours are about 2-hour long. Tourists may choose several alternative routes available; the most popular one is the Tourist Route, but more courageous adventurers may go for the Miners' Route, while families with children can choose Solilandia. In the centre of the mine, which is one of the most important places of the Wieliczka underground, there is the Chapel of St. Kinga, the patron of the Krakow salt mine.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is the only such place in Poland, so it is worth spending one day there to see this remarkable underground world. Since 1945 the mine has already been visited by almost 45 million tourists, and with each subsequent year the number of people interested in it is growing. If you decide to take the Tourist Route, you will see several underground lakes - the deepest of them is as much as 9 meters deep. There are also wonderful sculptures in the mine, and the largest of them weighs 15 tons! Have you ever heard that Nigel Kennedy and the Blackmore's Night performed in the Chapel of St. Kinga? The perfect acoustics of this place makes it a great location for organizing important cultural events.
We have several options to offer if you're interested in the Salt Mine tours. We provide the transportation from Krakow to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, we will organize your time there and we promise it will be an amazing journey through the underworld of salt. You have a unique opportunity to find yourself at the depth of over 100 meters!