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Predjama Castle, Postojna

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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Perched on a high, rocky cliff for over 700 years, the unconquerable four levels of Predjama Castle were built within a cave mouth. Cross a drawbridge over a rushing river and visit the restored living quarters, chapel, and dungeon to get an idea of how people once lived here. The castle's most famous resident and the subject of many legends was Erazem Lueger, a 15th-century knight who rebelled against the Austrian emperor. See his hiding place called Erazem's Nook and ascend along Erazem's Tunnel. Do not miss the 16th-century treasure chest uncovered in the cellar in 1991. An observation post offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The castle entered the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest cave castle in the world. Work out when and for how long to visit Predjama Castle and other Postojna attractions using our handy Postojna family vacation planner.
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  • very nice Castle and quaint turns everything but is not very tiring you can admire beautiful places
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  • About 50 km from the Centre of Ljubljana but with relative good access for those travelling by car, to reach the place the landscape impact is brutal even for those who have already seen photos. It's amazing this castle inserted 1 1 cliff and with a river inside, it's one of those things that looks like it is possible only in the movies, but it's true!
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  • Cave castle, interesting, unusual, worthy of the Postojna Cave entrance ticket you buy. Audio guide is available.
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  • Beautiful 13th century castle built into the cliff face. Medieval times were quite something. Very cold and cruel. Don't forget to ring the wish bell. Scenery is stunning
  • Lovely castle and cave! The audioguide gives good info on a lot of different aspects of castle life and it's history. Well worth a visit.
  • Very impressive castle in a beautiful karst cave. The price includes an audio-guide, which is well structured and informative. My highlight was the hidden small castle behind the castle with Erazem's secret passageway. The only downer was that there are no public buses running from Postojna to Predjama Grad, so biking, hitchhiking or a private cab are the only options if you're not on your own four wheels.
  • Cool castle. Pretty well preserved. Audio guide in Dutch was very good.
  • Only visited the castle and not the cave. Very good included audio tour which was very interesting. Fantastic history and stories about this place!
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