Uzdrowisko Kopalnia Soli

Kopalnia Soli w Bochni - Bochnia Salt Mine - Health Resort and Salt Mine

Useful Information

Location: Bochnia, ul Solna 2. In the town centre of Bochnia, some 25 km east of Wieliczka, on the main road from Kraków to Tarnów.
Open: Health Resort: All year daily 7-15.
Tourist Bureau: All year daily 7:30-22.
Salt Mine: All year Mon-Fri 8-12, 15-20, Sat 9-10.
Classification: MineSalt Mine ExplainHalotherapy
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=4,500 m, VR=469 m, 16 levels.
Guided tours: D=60 min., L=1,500 m, D=212-250 m, V=150,000/a [2009].
Address: Health Resort and Salt Mine - Bochnia Sp z. o. o., 37-700 Bochnia, ul Solna 2, Tel: +48-14-612-43-15 Fax: +48-14-612-46-40 E-mail: contact
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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1248 salt mine established.
1990 mine closed.


This salt mine was established in AD 1248 and today it has an excellent reputation as a heath resort. Here patients suffering from respiratory aliments can seek relief in the Wazyn Chamber some 250 m beneath the surface. This enormous chamber comprises a sports field, dancing floor, deck-chair saloon, restaurant, gift shop and over night accommodation. It is also available for hire for conferences, courses, and weddings.

Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.