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


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


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]


  • 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. A UNESCO World Heritage site. 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



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


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




  • 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.


  • 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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