Postojna Cave, Postojna

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Ride on a double-track railway through the underground tunnels of Postojna Cave and see colorful rock formations, as well as the 100 species that make the caves their home. One of the largest caves in the extensive karst plateau features 21 km (13 mi) of passages, galleries, and chambers illuminated by electric lighting. A historical train takes you to large halls adorned with chandelier-like stalactites and limestone "sculptures," such as "the brilliant," a shiny white limestone formation. Meet the olm, a salamander popularly called the dragon's offspring or the human fish. Archduke Ferdinand I was the first to officially visit the cave in 1819, but several writings on the cave walls date all the way back to the 13th century. Note that audioguides are available in a range of languages. You can plan Postojna trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • I have nothing to compare this cave experience too, but it was worth the trip to go and see this cave. You can read other reviews which tell you about the train ride in and then walking about... 
    I have nothing to compare this cave experience too, but it was worth the trip to go and see this cave. You can read other reviews which tell you about the train ride in and then walking about...  more »
  • This network of caves is truly stunning! It’s like an amusement park made of stone. I have been to Carlsbad and other major caves in the world and nothing compares to this. 
    This network of caves is truly stunning! It’s like an amusement park made of stone. I have been to Carlsbad and other major caves in the world and nothing compares to this.  more »
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  • Great place to visit. The train down is fun. They try to rent you coats but it's quite warm work walking up and down all the slopes so unless you are a cold person you may not need one. The guided tour is interesting but you will need good knees/ legs as it is a steep slope up as soon as you get off the train, then a steep slope down, overall you walk around 2 km around the various caves, stopping occasionally for the guide to talk. There is a small gift shop at the end before you get back on the train.
  • Actual caves are 5 stars - really spectacular but hard to get to. Loved the train that takes you through it. There was a guided tour but it was pretty hard to hear and they walked very fast, so we just looked at the caves. Quite hard to get to if you're a tourist without a car. We took the bus from Ljubljana. The bus got us in the town where the caves are but we had to walk 10 minutes to the caves. Did the caves - was great. On the way back we thought we'd try to get the train. Went to the train station (up a big hill) and there wasn't any staff to buy tickets. So we walked all the way back down to the bus and there wasn't one for an hour. When we finally got on there weren't many spots left and some people were left behind to wait another hour. If I were to do this again I would get a tour on trip advisor to get a van or something to take us there and back.

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