Postojna Caves, Postojna

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#1 of 116 in Parks in Slovenia
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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  • Amazing spectacular caves. Take you by train to the interior and then guide walking one hour and a half. They are awesome I think that's the best in the world. Ell underground river can be seen at a time. Inside there is a souvenir shop. The entrance is expensive but worthwhile. We went in the afternoon one day weekday and eramos few so they only put a guide and offered us free the audioguide. Great parking. Well prepared for tourism. There are baths, restaurants and cafes. Inside it is cold better go warm and footwear for water.
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  • Very very nice. Visit well organized with guides which divide into groups according to the spoken language. Despite the large influx of visitors the magic of the caves is not ruined.
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  • one of the best experiences. wonderful, impressive, great guides. must try
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  • Stunning cave, huge and with a wide variety of underground structures of all shapes and sizes. There is a train ride into and out of the cave, but the best part is done on foot. The most visited tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of largest caves in Europe. On peak days you need to reserve your tickets in advance or take a guided tour from Ljubljana.
  • This network of caves is truly mind blowing. They show us 5 km of the 23 km network during the 1.5 hour tour. The 10 mins train ride into the cave is a comfortable and amazing in itself. The guides speak good variety of languages. They could do better crowd control - our group was about 50 and they other was just about 15 - both work English speaking guides. One most consider going into the interactive museum as well. The food in the restaurant is good enough. The staff are friendly.
  • Absolutely amazing. It's like the Grand Canyon but inside out. The train ride was fun too, but watch your heads. Listen to the safety instructions folks. And get ready to hike up slippery slopes and climb down them too. And it''d have been perfect if the guide went a little slower and us at the back could hear better, especially when the group is like 60+ in size.
  • Expansive cave with many giant stalagmites in varying colors and shapes. Tour includes 2km train into the cave, then 1.5km walk around several different areas with some limited information about the cave's history and geology. Souvenir shop and a few places to eat on site. Paid parking available.
  • One must visit! We were first not sure, if we should visit this place since tickets were 26 Euro ( other options also available) but it turned out be a great experience. I would recommend all to visit this place. They have an aqauriam too but it was not that interesting.
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