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Wieliczka

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Wieliczka [1] is a town near Krakow in Lesser Poland Lowland in Poland.

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It is known for its ancient salt mines [2], which are now a museum.

Wieliczka

Get in[edit]

It is easily accessible from Krakow by car, bus or train (the trip from Krakow should take around 30 minutes).

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  • Wieliczka salt mine, ul. Daniłowicza 10, +48 12 278 73 75 (, fax: +48 12 278 73 80), [3]. April - October: 7:30AM-7:30PM, November - March: 8AM-5PM. 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).  edit
  • Saltworks Museum [4], ul. Zamkowa 8. Museum is in the castle.
  • Wooden churches


Transport[edit]

  • MPK in Krakow [5] buses 204, 244 (or 904 at night).
  • Regional Bus Station in Krakow [6]
  • PKP [7]
  • Transfers Krakow [8]

You can take the train to get to Wieliczka by going to the stop called "Wieliczka Rynek-Kop" (which stands for Rynek-Kopalnia (salt mine)). For example, if traveling from Warszawa Centralna, you'll have to transfer one station south of (past) Kraków Główny at a station called Kraków Płaszów. From there, you go about 6 or 7 stops to the very end of the line. After you get there, leave the train on the right side and walk about 200 yards towards a big metal thing sticking out of the mine.

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

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

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Budget[edit]

  • Pensjonat ULMA, ul. Reformacka 77, +48 12 288 12 17 (), [9]. 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.  edit
  • Motel Górsko, ul. Górsko 6, +48 12 278-39-27 (, fax: +48 (0)12 278-39-27), [10]. 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.  edit

Mid-range[edit]

  • Hotel Regis, ul. Czarnochowska 15 A, +48 12 289-52-50 (fax: +48 12 278-26-90), [11]. zł 110 - 180.  edit
  • Na Wierzynka, ul. Wierzynka 9, +48 12 278 36 14 (, fax: +48-12 278 36 14), [12]. 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.  edit

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