Wieliczka Salt Mine PRIVATE
Going down the 380 steps into the salt mine you may have the impression of entering a magical underground city, full of mysterious caves, amazing underground lakes, majestic designs and unique salt carvings. The tourist route in the Salt Mine, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978, is almost 3 km long and consist of winding corridors, 800 steps and a descend to a depth of 135 metres underground. It begins at the Daniłowicz Shaft, where the visitors meet their guide who, while showing them around, will tell them about the history and secrets of the mine, forces of nature that rule the mine, and the ethos of hard work of many generations of miners. Going down deeper and deeper, the visitors will see unusual places, take pleasure in watching the light spectacle on the banks of one of the saline lakes, and learn the famous legend of Princess Kinga, who brought a wealth of salt into the Polish soil. In the middle of the route there is St. Kinga's Chapel, a wonderful chapel dedicated to the patron saint of salt miners, decorated with extraordinary salt artworks.
The price includes: tour guide assistance, guided tour, entrance ticket, leaving the mine in a lift after the tour, transportation.
Duration time: 4 hours
Please bring warm clothing. The temperature underground is between 14oC and 16oC.
There are approx. 800 steps on the route, 380 of them at the very beginning. It is a good idea to be wearing comfortable footwear.
Photography and filming require buying a permit, the price is 10 PLN for 1 person.