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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, 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).

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • 1 Wieliczka salt mine, ul. Daniłowicza 10, +48 12 278 73 75, fax: +48 12 278 73 80, e-mail: . April - October 07:30—19:30, November - March 08:00—17:00. 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: 09:00, 10:00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:45, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00. July, August: 08:30—18:00 (every half an hour). September: 09:00, 10:00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:45, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00. October - May: 10:00, 11.00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:45, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00. 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: 54-68 zł. An additional fee of 10 zł is required for anyone who takes photographs (not enforced except half-heartedly at the cathedral).
  • Wooden churches

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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]

  • Hotel Górsko, ul. Górsko 6, +48 12 278-39-27, fax: +48 12 278-39-27, e-mail: . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. Apr-Sep/Oct-Mar: single 130/100 zł, double 160/130 zł, triple 190/170 zł, four-person room 220/200 zł. Breakfast 20 zł per person.

Mid-range[edit]

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

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