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Postojna Caves, Postojna

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Ride on a double-track railway through the underground tunnels of Postojna Caves 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. Plan your visit to Postojna Caves and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Postojna travel itinerary maker.
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  • As noted in other reviews, the trains into the cave depart at scheduled times. At each time slot, there are several trains which take passengers deep into the cave system to where the most interesting...  more »
  • This is the 1st time experience for us in any caves. we took the bus from Ljubljana Bus station at 11am and reached postojna town bus station at 12:10pm. The bus journey was very comfortable and was o...  more »
  • This would be a hidden gem unearthed once you visit it for yourself. An experience mixed with a short train journey as well as on foot through the ups and downs of these magnificent stalactite and sta...  more »
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  • Spectacular caves, really impressive. Lovely and cool inside, a fleece is recommended especially if you take the mini train tour (which was a lot of fun). Very interesting place with a lot of history, although I found the guides somewhat lacking when I went, they were students working summer jobs who weren't actually very knowledgeable about the place.
  • Spectacular and massive caves. A must do if you're in Slovenia. The cave system is 30km long. The walkways are unique as you don't slip irrespective of the angle of the walkway. Guides are funny and knowledgeable. The best part is an electric train takes you to the heart of the caves.
  • A place you should absolutely visit in Slovenia. The train&foot tour in the cave will let you spend a couple of interesting hours. The cave animals area has not been really interesting, the nice thing were the historical visitor signatures on the wall (when this was allowed)
  • This is an incredible place! This is the nicest cave system I have seen that can be easily visited by anyone. To visit the caves, a tour is compulsory. It typically lasts 1-1.5 hours, although 2 hours are allocated. I strongly recommend checking the website in advance so you know when to get here. The tour starts and finishes with an impressive trip on a small train that gets you well inside the cave. Then, the tour proceeds on foot for about an hour. Now, the only problem is that there are plenty of tours in different languages going on at the same time, so that timings are strict and it is not possible to move about on your own. Nevertheless, that is the only reasonable way so that everyone can admire the caves. Notes: it can be chilly in the caves and moist, so I would recommend taking a jacket with you (even/especially in the summer). The walk is not very difficult and I think it is open to people with special requirements, but check in advance on the website to be sure. I would strongly recommend going to the toilet before/after the tour. However, should you need it when inside the caves, the only toilets are the train station. I am sure there must be shortcuts, but it is better if you ask the guide to go for it at either the start or finish of the tour.
  • Fantastic cave. Take a tour. A bit expensive 23€. You start by 2 km with train then 2 km walk and train out again. Amazing views. Dress warm it's cold in the mountain.