Predjama Castle, Postojna

4.7
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. Use our Postojna day trip app to add Predjama Castle and other attractions to your Postojna vacation plans.
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  • well preserved, and laid out to see how castle life would have been. non-guided, with headsets in chosen language - very informative and easy to navigate, great views.  more »
  • If, like me, you love both castles and caves then you can't really go wrong with this one! Looks just as pictured but it is something else to see it in real life.. Visited in October and was...  more »
  • Perched in the middle of a 123m high cliff' you can see how it was almost impregnable to attack. The audio guide is excellent explaining all the different areas and guiding you through the...  more »
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  • This is a great castle to visit. Must visit. World largest castle build in a cave. Amazing place. Interesting how ancient people built this castle. Of course there will be some walking and climbing inside. Do remember to pick up the audio guide machine at the entrance.
  • Amazing castle in a big cave, during the summer you could also visit the caves that served the people in the castle to walk away during attacks. Well preserved and the landscapes are awesome. A lot of stairs in there, wear comfortable shoes!
  • We really enjoyed our visit here. It’s a fascinating place, the audio guide was very good. Also had a nice lunch there.
  • Really cool Castle built into a cave. The castle is mostly the front of the cave and there is not much deeper into the cave. Still a really cool Castle with an interesting history. Definitely a must see for anyone within a few hours drive. It has a lot of stairs and so it is not stroller or wheelchair friendly. There is a self guided audio tour in multiple languages. Overall it was well worth the trip to get to it and we toured it as a family with three children ages 10, 8, and 2. The 2 year old was in a backpack carrier. The kids enjoyed it also because they got their own audio guide to listen to and look for the numbers of the next point. We went in winter and it was pretty cold inside.
  • Incredible castle built into the side of a cave. Amazing architecture and views. I wish there was an opportunity to delve deeper into the cave system. Would fully recommend visiting!
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