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Wieliczka is a town near Kraków in Małopolskie Province in southern Poland. It's best known for its ancient salt mines, 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). You can look at routes and buy tickets directly on the official Jakdojade app.

Get around[edit]

Map of Wieliczka


  • 1 Wieliczka salt mine, ul. Daniłowicza 10, +48 12 278 73 75, fax: +48 12 278 73 80, . 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. During busy days, trip can be booked upfront online, or there may be several hours waiting time. The tour itself takes around 3 hours, starting by taking 800 steps down, visiting 3 or 4 floors - and ends by taking a lift up. 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). Wieliczka Salt Mine (Q454019) on Wikidata Wieliczka Salt Mine on Wikipedia
  • 2 Saltworks Museum (Zamek Żupny - Muzeum Żup Krakowskich Wieliczka), ul. Zamkowa 8, +48 12 278 58 49. Museum is in the castle.
  • 3 St. Sebastian's Church (Kościół św. Sebastiana), ul. św. Sebastiana 21-23. A wooden church on the slope of the hill. It is a part of the Wooden Architecture Route in Małopolska. Free of charge. Church of St. Sebastian in Wieliczka (Q11747412) on Wikidata



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.




  • 1 Pensjonat ULMA, ul. Reformacka 77, +48 12 288 12 17. Double room 40-50 zł per person, triple room 30-35 zł pp, four-person room 25-30 zł pp.
  • 2 Hotel Górsko, ul. Górsko 6, +48 12 278-39-27, fax: +48 12 278-39-27, . 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.


  • 3 Na Wierzynka, ul. Wierzynka 9, +48 12 278 36 14, fax: +48-12 278 36 14, . 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.


Go next[edit]

Most onward routes take you back to Kraków.

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