Krakow

Saltworks Castle & Museum

  ul. Zamkowa 8, Wieliczka      (+48) 12 278 58 49     20 Mar 2019
If you've survived the mine and are up for more sightseeing in Wieliczka, from the Daniłowicza Shaft it’s a short, rather picturesque walk to the Saltworks Castle, which served as the administrative seat of the Cracow Saltworks Board. Originally built between the 13th and 16th centuries, the castle was demolished during World War II before being beautifully reconstructed in 1984. The castle courtyard features the foundations of the original oval-shaped defensive walls and a 14th century tower that once housed a prison and shooting gallery. The main building holds a museum documenting the history of Wieliczka and the castle itself from its early beginnings to modern times, local archaeological findings, a model of 19th century Wieliczka, a collection of saltcellars from all over the world, and other temporary exhibits. This is hardly required visiting, but interesting enough to warrant the entry fee if you have time. In June 2013 it was also included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, so that must be worth something, right?
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Open 08:30 - 15:30. Closed Mon.
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 Open 09:00 - 20:00. Closed Mon.

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Admission to the castle 8/5zł. Sat free. Guided tours in English 45zł per group; must be booked at least 7 days in advance.

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