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Postojna Cave © Postojnska-jama

Postojna Cave, located in Slovenia’s beautiful Karst area, is a geological marvel that attracts both explorers and nature lovers. Extending about 24 kilometres, it is one of the longest cave systems in Europe, including a complex network of chambers, passageways, and galleries.

This underground wonder is famous for its captivating formations of stalactites and stalagmites, created over countless years by the gradual dripping of water rich in minerals.

Visitors begin a fascinating exploration of this underground world, led by knowledgeable experts who reveal the secrets of the cave. One of the main attractions of the excursion is coming across the “Brilliant,” a stunning hall decorated with shimmering calcite formations that provide a feeling of extraordinary beauty.

The cave’s ecosystem is equally interesting, harbouring special species adapted to the dark and damp climate, including the mysterious olm, a rare amphibian that cannot see. The extensive history of Postojna Cave goes back many millennia, with indications of people living and exploring the cave from ancient times.

Over time, it has been a place of safety, a secret location, and a wellspring of creativity for writers, painters, and researchers alike. Although the cave has a long history, it provides contemporary conveniences such as a train journey that transports guests to its innermost areas, allowing them to explore its farthest reaches. Conservation efforts guarantee the preservation of this natural marvel for future generations, maintaining a delicate balance between tourism and safeguarding its fragile ecosystem.

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Postojna Cave © Postojnska-jama

For those who enjoy adventure, there are many chances to go cave exploring and discover hidden passages with the help of experienced guides. The appeal of Postojna Cave goes beyond its geological marvels, as adjacent sites like Predjama Castle contribute to the region’s attractiveness.

Visitors depart Postojna Cave with a newly acquired admiration for the Earth’s geological wonders and the significance of safeguarding these natural treasures. Essentially, Postojna Cave serves as evidence of the strength and attractiveness of nature, welcoming anybody who enters to explore a voyage through history and amazement. Whether you’re an experienced adventurer or a relaxed visitor, a visit to Postojna Cave guarantees a remarkable experience that will wow you with the Earth’s concealed wonders.

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Predjama Castle © Postojnska-jama

Predjama Castle is located in the vicinity of the Postojna Cave and is the largest cave castle in the world. For over 800 years it has been guarding a rock face, 123 metres high. Mysterious underground tunnels connect it with the cave directly beneath. The castle, which has also been a film location, offered refuge to its legendary owner Erazem Predjamski in the 15th century. This robber knight resisted a siege for over a year in his castle with its incredible appearance and location. Visitors can take a bus between the Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle in order to see both of these attractions.

The Postojna Cave Park is located near the town of Postojna and is easily accessible by any means of transport.

By car the Postojna Cave Park can be reached via the A1 motorway from Ljubljana, Koper or Trieste (Postojna motorway exit No. 41, which is two km from the Park). Postojna is almost the same distance from Ljubljana, Portorož, Rijeka and Trieste. The journey to Postojna from Rijeka or Ljubljana takes less than an hour, from Venice and Zagreb about two hours and from Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Dubrovnik or Belgrade only a few hours.

For more information visit : https://www.postojnska-jama.eu/en/

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