About Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most eagerly visited tourist sites in Poland. Its unique character and beauty was created by nature about 15 million years ago. During almost nine centuries of salt exploitation, Wieliczka Salt Mine developed into an extensive underground city with a therapeutic climate and steady temperature of 14ºC.

As a cultural and geological phenomenon, it was visited already in the 15th century. Nowadays it is a complex labyrinth consisting of over 300 kilometres of galleries, about 3000 chambers and nine floors, the last of them at 327 metres underground. The two-kilometre Tourist Route in Wieliczka includes 22 chambers connected by galleries.

The Salt Mines are situated about 10 kilometres from Cracow. Destino Poland recommends to visit it during your stay in Cracow.


Do not hesitate to contact our Destino Poland team if you want to: 

  • book a regular or private tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • find a good accomodation in Wieliczka for a reasonable price
  • include Wieliczka Salt Mine to the programme of your tour 
  • ask about more possibilities to spend time in Wieliczka and its surroundings