Wieliczka

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Wieliczka is a town near Kraków in Lesser Poland Voivodeship in Poland.

Understand[edit]

It is known for its ancient salt mines [1], which are now a museum.

Wieliczka

Get in[edit]

It is easily accessible from Kraków by car, bus or train (the trip from Kraków should take around 30 minutes).

  • MPK in Kraków [2] buses 204, 244 (or 904 at night).
  • Regional Bus Station in Kraków [3]
  • PKP [4]
  • Transfers Kraków [5]

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Wieliczka salt mineul. Daniłowicza 10 +48 12 278 73 75fax: +48 12 278 73 80, e-mail: . April - October: 7:30AM-7:30PM, November - March: 8AM-5PM. Visitors are not allowed to visit the salt mine alone, and must be with a tour guide. Individuals will only have to wait until a sizable group is put together (often around 35 persons) before they will be taken on a tour. English language tours are provided at the following times: June: 9AM, 10AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:45PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM. July, August: 8:30AM-6PM (every half an hour). September: 9AM, 10AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:45PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM. October - May: 10AM, 11AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:45PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM. If you decide to take pictures, consider paying the fee and bringing a tripod due to the darkness of the mine. Admission: Single person with a non-Polish language guide: zł 54-68. An additional fee of zł 10 is required for anyone who takes photographs (not enforced except half-heartedly at the cathedral).
  • Wooden churches

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

There are many shops and souvenir stands, many of which sell bags of salt from the mine.

Eat[edit]

There are several places to eat and drink around the salt mine and in the town centre.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Pensjonat ULMAul. Reformacka 77 +48 12 288 12 17, e-mail: . Price per person (room with TV and no restroom/ room with TV and restroom): Single person: zł 45/60, Two persons: zł 35/45, Three or four persons: zł 30/40.
  • Motel Górskoul. Górsko 6 +48 12 278-39-27fax: +48 (0)12 278-39-27, e-mail: . Price per rooms (Single and double rooms prices indicate rooms with a shared bathroom or private restroom, respectively): Single: zł 40/90, Double: zł 70/110, Triple: zł 140, Four person room: zł 170.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Na Wierzynkaul. Wierzynka 9 +48 12 278 36 14fax: +48-12 278 36 14, e-mail: . Motel style accommodations with a sauna. Price per room: 1 person: zł 100, 2 person room: zł 120, 3 person room: zł 160, 4 person room: zł 180.

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