Labyrinths of long and tight corridors, darkened chambers, steep walkways, traces of mining tools and those unique salt cauliflowers, frozen on mine ceilings and walls, and on the surface, ancient architectural monuments and magnificent landscapes ... fascinating, wild - underground and attractive - overground Wieliczka. Two completely separate worlds merged in one place await tourists.
The main tourist attraction of Wieliczka is the Wieliczka Salt Mine, known throughout Europe. The mine's opening hours allow you to visit it from the early morning hours until the evening. Thanks to this, hundreds of people can admire the world's oldest mining plant every day. Patients, who use the services of an underground medical center, they are also staying there at night. To, how much is the ticket to the salt mine in Wieliczka, depends largely on it, whether we visit it individually or in a group, and also from this, if and what discounts we are entitled to. Normal tickets are generally available, discounted, school and family. In the basement of the salt mine, in addition to the popular tourist route, you can also admire the exhibits of the Krakow Saltworks Museum. On the surface, the Saltworks Castle in Wieliczka awaits us, which is the second permanent exhibition of the museum.
The uniqueness of Wieliczka is largely due to this, that her dungeons are more known than she is. Unfortunately, it is a mistake to leave the town right after visiting the fascinating and mysterious mine! Numerous valuable and unique monuments of material culture are also waiting for tourists on the surface. All of you, those who decide to stay here longer can visit the youngest museum in Wieliczka, in which there are equipment from the PRL period. They can see the Reformed Church and Monastery, where the smiling Alojzy lived years ago, classicist palaces and historic churches.
Especially in the high season, it is worth taking care of accommodation in the city in advance. It should be mainly those who take care of it, who decide to spend New Year's Eve in Wieliczka. It can happen, that even the most expensive places in hotel rooms or apartments will already be taken. During the summer months and during the New Year,the town experiences a real invasion of tourists. There, who will not be able to find accommodation in Wieliczka, can rent a room in nearby Krakow. How to get from Krakow to Wieliczka? If we have our own means of transport, the easiest and fastest way to get to Wieliczka is via the E40. Otherwise, we can use the services of private carriers, MCC, Railway station or take a taxi.