Postojna Cave invites everyone to explore and discover the most wonderful and exciting underworld of Slovene Karst
. Amazing web of tunnels, passages and galleries is the reason for the enourmous amount of visitors Postojna Cave gets every year. The variety of stalagmites
will diversify Your 3.7 km long journey through the cave that begins with the unique cave train
which started operating as early as the 1870’s. Whilst admiring the gorgeous cave, the olm
will be the one that will attact Your attention unconditionally. Initially, the olm was believed to be a dragon’s offspring brought onto the surface by high waters. Indeed, this small creature looks like a baby dragon. A section of the Postojna Cave is the Proteus Cave and Vivarium
, where guests can learn about this rare and endangered species in greater detail.
Predjama Castle is situated in the middle of a 123-metre-high cliff, 9 km from Postojna Cave. It is listed among the Guinness World Records as the largest cave castle in the world. Predjama Castle is entangled with mysterious tunnels and is an object of many legends. During a siege in the 15th century, the castle offered refuge to its most famous and notorious owner – Erazem of Predjama. In the castle guests can have a look at a number of replicas of various weapons, including the most valuable ones, such as armours. One can also admire a magnificent view of Predjama from the castle’s terrace.
Few steps away from the castle, the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows and Erazem’s linden tree are located. Legend has it that the knight Erazem used to rest under the linden tree and that the tree was planted on the grave by a grieving girl.