Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour - English
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Kraków, Małopolska
Wieliczka Salt Mine is the place, where nature and man have created an extraordinary attraction on a world’s scale. Magic of underground salt tunnels, beautiful handcrafted chapels and charming underground lakes make this tour unique. The underground escapade changes to a trip into the past where you will see preserved historical machines, tools, salt sculptures and artworks. Wieliczka was the only mining facility that had been continuously active for 700 years - resulting in a huge underground kingdom with 240 kilometres of galleries and 2,350 chambers, reaching the depth of 327 metres - a massive feat of human effort and ingenuity. interestingly during the tour you will see just 1% of the mine (app. 2 km walk). The microclimate of the Salt chambers and crystal-clear fresh air make breathing easier and aids lung problems so a visit in the Salt Mine is the perfect way to keep our body healthy.
Visitors are guided in groups and the tour takes about 3 hours. You will walk about 2km through the mine, please wear comfortable shoes. The temperature in the mine is 14°C. Light jackets in the Visitors are guided in groups and the tour takes about 3 hours. You will walk about 2km through the mine, please wear comfortable shoes. The temperature in the mine is 14°C. Light jackets in the summer are recommended.