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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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  • When we reaching there the castle already closed. But we still astonish by the castle, half of the castles are in the cave, seem like stick together with cave. Very green and cool surrounding, I find ...  more »
  • Join the Predjama Castle with the Postojna Cave visit. We have explored numerous European, Irish, British, and other castles. Predjama Castle is a must visit.  more »
  • I wish....! :-p One of the most beautiful castles I've ever seen in the most remote & quirky location stuffed away in a cave... I guess they were quite smart back in the day! We visited with a 6 month...  more »
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  • Beautiful castle, built on a side of a mountain with magnificent cave underneath. Worth going there even if you don't get inside. There are couple of restaurants just before the castle where you can have a nice lunch and admire the view.
  • Immense history here. Don't be fooled by the look of the castle from the outside. Despite its small presence in the cliff, once you enter you will discover a huge labyrinth of rooms and caves that make this a great self guided tour.
  • Absolutely the coolest castle I have ever seen. It's built on the side of a cliff with caves behind it. If you ever get within 100 miles, go see it.
  • This is a stunning castle built under the rock and really well preserved. This small village is idyllic. I strongly recommend a stop if you are on the way from Trieste to Ljubljana (or vice versa). The atmosphere in the village is very quiet, and it looks as if you were suddenly thrown back to the middle ages. Totally worth a visit!
  • A unique castle integrated into a cave system formed by the natural weathering of a Karst landscape (common throughout this part of Europe). Coupled with its location and accessibility routes, it gives plausibility to the legend of Erazem. As it was primarily a defensive fortress, it's situation is perfect but constantly being damp I couldn't imagine living here. The audio guide also speaks of how medieval ingenuity has made water collection hassle free for the inhabitants of the said castle and other private tours such as those that would allow you to end up on the other end of the cave system are also available but subject to schedule and physical capacity as it entails climbing and spelunking.

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