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. Discover how to plan a Postojna trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Overrated, clinically organised and disseminated with young inexperienced guides lacking any genuine interest in tourism. Vjetrenica cave in Herzegovina is a much better option -individualised tour...  more »
  • Postojna cave in Slovenia was a great experience. Called the queen of caves it is an absolutely massive system. You enter the cave via a 10 minute train ride in. From there you exit the train and...  more »
  • very enjoyable and easy to navigate - caves are amazing to look through and they've created some beautiful lighting to complement the vast spaces. The train ride is a fantastic journey and highlight.....  more »
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  • One of the best place to visit in Slovenia. Equally enjoyable for both children and adults. You can purchase tickets online easily and faster. Best experience in lifetime. Also you can buy souvenir items which are available at a reasonable price. Cave system with rail access is just wonderful. Guided tour is really informative and you have it in different languages too. Overall it was the best experience.
  • Central Europe's most wonderful cave system, which is located in a gorgeous area in Slovenia. It is an absolute gem, a must see phenomenon. Pro tip: if you want to avoid waiting in the queue for an hour, you can save money and time, if you pre-buy your ticket online on the website of Postojna Cave via card. They have mixed tickets and passes, with you can spare some money.
  • Nice train ride into the cave, however once off you're herded through the cave system like overcrowded cattle. Would be much better if you could explore at your own pace.... would much prefer to find a smaller section off the grid to explore solo or in a smaller group than this tourist trap.
  • Place absolutely worth of watching. Despite of the number of tourists and the price it is amazing experience. Riding a train is great. A revelation for children. It's worth having something warm to wear. The walking section is easy to cross. Well-lit cave. The guide clearly tells about this place. Possibility to choose English, German or Slovenian language group. You can take photos and shoot movies. Children up to 5 years old 1euro ticket and adults depending on the season 25.90 or 27.90.
  • Definitely must see in Slovenia and the whole world! Breathtaking creation of nature. Be careful about the opening hours and the bus schedule, because we arrived to late to visit the vivarium.
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