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Predjama Castle, Postojna

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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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  • I recommend the visit of Castle and caves. Truly a unique architecture, but saw no such thing. In my opinion it is worth!
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  • You arrive and you see it only after the last curve, and there is not much parking but there is a small church with tree planted to mark the robin hood of Slovenia. The visit is very pleasant and the audio guide which are free tell you and you seem to be back in those years who lived there between much distress. then if there is silence you can hear the ghosts who live in
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  • A nice surprise, a different kind of imaginary Castle, suggestive, it was nice to imagine himself back in time, a little less in the prisons ... really scary.
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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
  • Definetly the most beautiful castle i've ever seen... you will get an audio guide at the entrance and this one explains every single room in this castle... definetly worth it!
  • Nice place, smaller as looks on pictures but combined with Postojna cave enough for day trip
  • 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.