Wieliczka Salt Mine: 4-Hour Guided Tour from Krakow
to Enjoy Half Day Tour
one of the world’s oldest working salt mines that has been producing table salt
for over 700 years! Your English-speaking guide will take you 140 meters
underground on a 2.5-hour journey into the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
more than 2.5-kilometers long route is full of chambers with amazing carvings,
statues, mining machines, and equipment, where everything is made of salt. To
reach the first level of the mine, which is 64 meters underground, you have to
descend a wooden stairway with 378 stairs. At the end of the tour, you’ll
travel to the surface by elevator.
the centuries, miners developed a tradition of carving sculptures out of the
rock salt. You’ll find entire underground churches, altars, and dozens of
life-size statues on 9 underground levels. There’s an underground museum and
special-purpose chambers, including a sanatorium for those suffering from
Chapel of the Blessed Kinga is the largest of the chapels, and is located more
than 100 meters underground. There’s also a subterranean lake that’s been open
to visitors since the early days of mining operations.