Planina Cave, formerly also Little Castle Cave after Little Castle in the vicinity of its entrance, is one of the longest Slovenian water caves. It is a huge tunnel and the subterranean bed of the Unica River. It is located in Inner Carniola. Five hundred meters from the entrance into the cave is a confluence of two underground rivers: the Pivka River, flowing from the Postojna Polje through Postojna Cave, and the Rak River, flowing from Rak Škocjan. This is one of the largest confluences of subterranean rivers in Europe.For travelers who use our world travel planner, Postojna holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Planina Cave and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Entrance into the cave is at the southwestern part of Planina Polje in the gable end valley below 65 high rocks. The length of the cave is. It has been shown by water tracing that there is a connection between the systems of Planina Cave and Postojna Cave, and the administration of Postojna Cave estimates the connection will also be explored by cavers. The length of the joint system would be over.
latitude: 45°49'12" N (WGS 84)longitude: 14°14'45" Eelevation: 453mlength of the cave: 6656msubterranean depth: -65m
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Interesting cave with endemic life (we were lucky to see them), some facilities would be expected concerning the ticket you have to pay (not too expensive).
Interesting cave with endemic life (we were lucky to see them), some facilities would be expected concerning the ticket you have to pay (not too expensive). more »
We have made the boat tour (4 hours). We were only two with our guide, what an amazing way to visit a cave ! (in the dark, only with our flashlights, paddeling wirh big boat, climbing on muddy rock...
We have made the boat tour (4 hours). We were only two with our guide, what an amazing way to visit a cave ! (in the dark, only with our flashlights, paddeling wirh big boat, climbing on muddy rock... more »
Very nice place. Big cave and you don't have to pay any fee to get here. Can also swim here, but it's so cold!
Amazing place to visit. The long tour includes a part paddling on the water for almost 1,5 km. It can be a bit tiring but it's totally worth the effort
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