Postojna Cave, Postojna

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Ride on a double-track railway through the underground tunnels of Postojna Cave and see colorful rock formations, as well as the 100 species that make the caves their home. One of the largest caves in the extensive karst plateau features 21 km (13 mi) of passages, galleries, and chambers illuminated by electric lighting. A historical train takes you to large halls adorned with chandelier-like stalactites and limestone "sculptures," such as "the brilliant," a shiny white limestone formation. Meet the olm, a salamander popularly called the dragon's offspring or the human fish. Archduke Ferdinand I was the first to officially visit the cave in 1819, but several writings on the cave walls date all the way back to the 13th century. Note that audioguides are available in a range of languages. You can plan Postojna trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • One of the more spectacular places we have visited. The cave is a total of more than 20 km long and 5.3 of them are open to tourists. You can buy tickets on line, but the price is the same as on... 
    One of the more spectacular places we have visited. The cave is a total of more than 20 km long and 5.3 of them are open to tourists. You can buy tickets on line, but the price is the same as on...  more »
  • This cave was enormous! Bigger than any I've been to in the US. You ride a train to get to the bottom then walked through. Some of the rooms were huge and all were beautiful. 
    This cave was enormous! Bigger than any I've been to in the US. You ride a train to get to the bottom then walked through. Some of the rooms were huge and all were beautiful.  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning cave. It's long, but for the most of the publicly accessible paths it's available to disabled persons, too. Some parts might require a little help from an able bodied friend, though. Live Christmas show was greatly appreciated by both children and adults.
  • If you're in Slovenia for the beauty of nature make sure you miss Postojna Cave. The caves are truly magnificent and jaw-dropping, unfortunately the whole experience you have to go through to see them is too much. Super expensive tickets, absolute crowds of people, aggressive souvenir merchandise, they even take a photo of you on entrance, without your consent, and try to sell it to you at the end of the trip. There are much better places in Slovenia that offer peace, quiet and great nature. At the end of our trip we truly regretted not having chosen another, less popular Slovenian cave.

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