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Wieliczka [9] is a town near Krakow in Lesser Poland Lowland in Poland.


It is known for its ancient salt mines [10], which are now a museum.


Get in[edit]

It is easily accessible from Krakow by car, bus or train (the trip from Krakow should take around 30 minutes). Entry ticket is around 89zl.

Get around[edit]

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  • Wieliczka salt mine, ul. Daniłowicza 10, +48 12 278 73 75 (, fax: +48 12 278 73 80), [1]. 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 - 79. An additional fee of zł 10 is required for anyone who takes photographs (not enforced except half-heartedly at the cathedral).  edit
  • Saltworks Museum [11], ul. Zamkowa 8. Museum is in the castle.
  • Wooden churches


  • MPK in Krakow [12] buses 304, 204, or 244 (or 904 at night).
  • Regional Bus Station in Krakow [13]
  • PKP [14]
  • Transfers Krakow [15]

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.

By city bus, go to Wieliczka Kostiol station, not the very first one. Take a right from the stop, walk past the church, across the railroad, then left at a big street. Big signs on the street.

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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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  • Pensjonat ULMA, ul. Reformacka 77, +48 12 288 12 17 (), [2]. 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), [3]. 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
  • hotel Solny, Grottgera 27.  edit Hotel located 1 km from city center, free WiFi, balconies, sauna, bar, restaurant
  • Kinga, Goliana 22.  editObject in town center, shared and private bathrooms, restaurant, Internet, terrace
  • Willa Relaks, Niepołomska 22.  edit Villa located about 1,5 km from the center, free WiFi, garden
  • U Ewy, Jagielskiego 6.  edit Guest rooms located 1 km from city center, garden, Internet
  • U Janka, os.Boża Wola 3.  edit Guest rooms in city center


  • Hotel Regis, ul. Czarnochowska 15 A, +48 12 289-52-50 (fax: +48 12 278-26-90), [4]. zł 110 - 180.  edit
  • Na Wierzynka, ul. Wierzynka 9, +48 12 278 36 14 (, fax: +48-12 278 36 14), [5]. Motel style accommodations with a sauna. There;s also a mini camping with toilets Price per room: 1 person: zł 100, 2 person room: zł 120, 3 person room: zł 160, 4 person room: zł 180.  edit
  • hotel Lenart, Narutowicza 1.  edit Hotel located 1 km from the center, Internet, restaurant
  • Turówka hotel & Spa, Żeromskiego 1.  editHotel in city center, spa center, swimming pool, garden
  • Grand Sal, Park Kingi 7.  editObject located in city center, free WiFi, garden, spa center, restaurant
  • Pokoje Pod Różą, Niepołomska 20.  editGuest rooms located about 1,5 km from city center, garden with pond, Internet
  • Willa Graża, Piłsudskiego 43.  edit Villa in close city center, Internet, garden
  • Nad Solą, Zamkowa 3.  editObject in close city center, Internet, terrace


  • Hotel Salin, ul. Kosciuszki 5, +48 12 288 24 78 (, fax: +48 12 288 24 78), [6]. zł 140 - zł 360.  edit
  • Folwark Zalesie, Grajów 150 (About 10 km outside Wieliczka), +48 12 271 2893 (, fax: +48 12 271 3714), [7].  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Łapczyca — Place of Pustelnika cave, artificial one, drilled by self-declared hermit-preppers.
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