Wieliczka Salt Mine – a wonder of nature you must see!

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Wieliczka Salt Mine private

Wieliczka is a small town a few kilometers to the south of Kraków. It seems plain at first glance, and that’s because its treasures are hidden well beneath the ground. This is the home of the famous Salt Mine, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. See why it’s worth having a private visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Extraordinary underground landscape

The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is a magical place. It’s hard to find the right words to describe it. It includes almost 2.5 thousand chambers and 254 km of underground drifts. The mine itself is made of 9 levels, and its deepest point is 327 m below the ground. But it’s not the numbers that make the salt mine a miracle. It’s the extraordinary landscape formed by nature and enhanced by human activity.

The mine includes beautiful chambers with spectacular salt decorations, underground saline lakes and St. Kinga’s chapel – a genuine gem and a unique sightseeing experience. St. Kinga’s chapel is still in use – religious ceremonies, concerts and cultural events are organised here. Visitors love to enjoy music in this unique setting. All of these elements can be seen if you choose the Tourist Route – it takes ca. 2 hours to complete it and in this time you will walk the distance of about 3.5 km and descend as low as 132 m below the ground.

The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is also a spa, which offers rehabilitation and treatment and is popular among the local population and visitors from all over the country. Thanks to the unique micro-climate this place is recommended for the treatment of upper respiratory tract.

Tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine private is one of the mandatory stops on your journey to Kraków, if you have a few hours to spare. It’s a good idea to visit this wonder of nature, especially that you have a few options to reach this place. You can go to Wieliczka by car because there are a few large parking lots near the salt mine. You can also use public transport, i.e. take a bus or train. For some people, especially foreigners, this might be quite a challenge. In this case, you can choose a private trip to Wieliczka.

A luxurious bus will pick you up at the doorstep of your hotel and take you straight to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and back. During the journey, you will be accompanied by a tour guide speaking in the language you booked. The Tourist Route is available both to groups and individual visitors. A private trip to the Salt Mine takes ca. 3.5 hours, including the transport, so you can plan it for a morning or after lunch. It will definitely be an unforgettable experience, which will make you reflect on the power of nature.

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