Written by Donna M. Kocinski Tuesday, 29 November 2005 17:00
Touring Wieliczka's Salt Mine is a favorite memory for my family members who have been fortunate enough to visit there. My most recent visit brought new experiences, because my niece Cecilia, who was traveling with me, insisted that we venture out on our own, not with a formal tour group. We followed the advice of several tour books that instructed us to take the bus from Krakow. All lined up outside the bus depot, it was easy to locate the small buses labeled for Wieliczka. We paid 2 zlotys ($0.50 USD at the time (2003 year), check the current prices) and took our seats. After the short 10km (6-mile) ride, we walked the 2 blocks to the Salt Mine entrance, and bought tickets for the English-spoken tour. We also bought the permit for Cecilia to take pictures during the tour. Even though you can purchase a large selection of picture books, the privilege of showing off your own photography is well worth the 10 zlotys.