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. Discover how to plan a Postojna trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Are kilometers of caves (being about 2 km accessible to the public). A guide gives explanations of the various formations of stalactites and stalagmites. It's very cold. Well take a sweater.
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  • If you are interested in actually getting info about caves get the auto guide. The language group they put you in is huge if you speak English and they move you through quickly. We had a little one an...  more »
  • Beautiful cave! Be on the expensive side, but well worth it! It is indeed a tourist machine with great souvenirs and such, but to the beauty one can not change anything. :) The train brings you a unique way to deep in the cave where you have a nice walk and then back with the little train direction input. Don't forget your camera and, above all, a thick coat! Be sure to also look at the small zoo where you get more information about the animals that live in the caves where you can see them.
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  • Amazing experience. The place is well run and clean. At first glance it seemed a bit pricey, but it is well worth it. Do the cave and castle combo ticket. There is a shuttle bus that is free between the two attractions. Cave has a neat underground electric train that is included and tours in several languages. Make sure you schedule your tour times and allow 1.5 hours each for the cave and castle. The whole family loved them!
  • Amazing place the caves were a cool ten degrees the tour guide was okay but could of been better. A bit expensive at nearly €30 per person a group of four. The train ride into the caves was fun. The kids loved it, a once in a life time experience for them! The best part was the Salamanders which lived in he caves! They live up to 100 years old and can starve themselves for 12 years. Try beautiful, magical which still seemed a little expensive though.
  • Highly recommend visiting here. The tours take about 1.5 hours, 30 minutes on a train and 1 hour of walking. It is chilly in the caves so dress in layers. Wear non-slip shoes as well because the walking paths get a bit damp. Be aware the tours leave at certain times, so we arrived at 4 but had to wait until 5 for the next tour. There is a small parking lot nearby, I think we paid about 5 Euro to park for 3ish hours.
  • One of those things you have to see, but the place is so touristy, it's hard to enjoy it. It's definitely impressive and the guided tour is informative but the masses of people and ambiance make you feel like you're on a Universal Studios tour rather than a nature tour. (Outrageous price and all.) Definitely skip the museum and the cave with animals. Hugely disappointing. Kids will like it and as I said you kind of have to go but it's not for nature lovers.
  • Amazing experience.  The largest cave in Europe, breathtaking views inside. But the visitor experience is also great. 2 kilometre train ride into the heart of the cave, then a 1 kilometre walk, all over perfectly paved walkways, completely wheelchair accessible. All staff members speak multiple languages and are really friendly and helpful, not just the guides but also ticket takers, parking attendants etc. Super organisation.
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