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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  • The cave is big and beautiful. Tour begins with a train journey, later we walk around 1600 m and we visited. The cave was hollowed out in the rocks by the river Pivkę. Visit the cave attraction for large and small. It is chilly and wet well worth to wear.
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  • A wonderful thing ... Say I liked is an understatement! Great experience ... A small train that takes you inside the caves and then a walk that takes your breath away!
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  • The caves themselves are very nice! They deserve. I had the total ticket to visit the caves, seedbed of Proteus and expo. Allow me to ' respond ' to certain complaints:-floor wet?! Non-slip! also in the cave is normal there is wet and cold. -nature ruined?! Then don't go. If you listen carefully to help you understand that these caves were discovered mooolti years ago. In 1800 even allowed to write on the walls, alas. I agree it is a mess but not anymore! Finally on 24 km only 5 are open ' to all ', not surprisingly. If you want to visit places like this without a trace of man can become speleo;-) ... Lastly if you don't appreciate the irony of the guides is not their problem, just enjoy the show and miss a laugh in lightness. :-)
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  • I wish my camera was better at capturing the inside of the cave. There are always lots of visitors here, so you're going to have to stand in line, unless you make proper reservations. The visit starts with a train ride, followed by a walk with a tour guide and you exit again by train ride. You're also able to take a look at the biggest cave dwelling creature, just don't flash it with your camera.
  • A great experience! We did the castle and cave combo pack. I've been to many caves across the world and this was probably my most enjoyable cave experience. The train ride that you start and end with is really enjoyable. The whole experience lasted about an hour and a half. I enjoyed every minute. Highly recommend. The castle is also pretty cool. I thought it was in front of the cave we visit but it was about a ten minute drive away. We were a little rushed even though it's self placed. We had a 1200 showtime for the cave. Show up ten minutes early for that. We missed our original ticket time at 10am but they luckily could reschedule it to 12.
  • This cave is beautiful. The train-ride into the center of the cave was wonderful and breezy. THE TOUR GUIDES WERE AWFUL. I visited the caves as part of a 40-person group, and we had an English-speaking guide. The group was too big and the walk ways were not wide enough that 75% of the time, I couldn't see our guide, never mind hear her. We were not given a chance to stop to enjoy the sights and snap some photographs. We were herded along like sheep. When we did manage to slow down and take some photographs, the next tour guide behind us (just steps away) would shout at us to stay with our group. The tour itself was not good. I wish that it was self-paced instead, since I couldn't hear anything anyways. At one point, after lagging behind to take some photos of some stunning rocks, the tour guide stuck out her staff to block the walk way and wouldn't allow us to pass and scolded us for falling behind our group and taking photographs. Just ridiculous.
  • Great cave experience. Well suited for all ages as walking is quite limited. A small underground train takes you into and out of the cave. The English of the tour guides is excellent.
  • A must see!! Descriptions do not cover it. Until I was there I didn't appreciate the magnitude or the magnificence. And they've discovered that it's even longer than anyone anticipated. Got to go!!

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