Żupny Castle is a Gothic castle, the former headquarters of the Wieliczka and Bochnia Salt Mine. The castle is located in the former mine complex and was designated as part of the Wieliczka and Bochnia UNESCO World Heritage Site, since an expansion in 2013.

A castle was built on top of the hillside in the 13th century, under the reign of Casimir III the Great and Sigismund I the Old. The current castle was built in a square formation, including living quarters outside the castle walls. From the castle"s earliest days, up until 1945, the castle was the headquarters of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Currently, the castle houses an exhibition containing the history of Wieliczka from the past decades, and the only collection of saltshakers in Poland.

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Zamkowa 6, Wieliczka, Poland
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Dheeraj Krishna (3 years ago)
One of the hotspot where most of the people who visit Krakow would visit. They have a English guided visit for every 30 minutes and cost around 180 zloty. They also have Polish speaking visit for every 10 minutes which would cost you just 50 zloty (you can go for it if you have less time to spend) it takes more then 2 hours to complete all places. Starting with walking down the stares for 20 minutes to go to the lower most location in the mine. The place is beautiful with lots of sculpture made of black salt.
Manuel Rigger (3 years ago)
Small, interesting exhibition and attentive staff
Tatiana Ponomareva (3 years ago)
Quite and nice place. A part of the history. Who is interested in the museums. Cafe-restaurants there is.
Rafał Siemieniecki (3 years ago)
Nice small castle - the house of administration of the salt mine. The garden and tower free entrance.
Jan Čermák (4 years ago)
Very nice small castle. There is free entrance and very interesting description of history. Restaurant offers free wifi inside.
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