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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. Use our Postojna day trip app to add Predjama Castle and other attractions to your Postojna vacation plans.
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  • We went to visit as a family and our kids (10 and 12 years old) were very interested in the tour, and kids nowadays arent easily impressed. Audio guide (free) allows you to explore the place at your.....  more
    We went to visit as a family and our kids (10 and 12 years old) were very interested in the tour, and kids nowadays arent easily impressed. Audio guide (free) allows you to explore the place at your.....  more »
  • You'll have to visit to find out why that is... We experienced it on the last day of 2022, and it was busy enough. I can't imagine how it might be with summer crowds. 
    You'll have to visit to find out why that is... We experienced it on the last day of 2022, and it was busy enough. I can't imagine how it might be with summer crowds.  more »
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  • This is just amazing which is definitely on my top list of the castles. Very well organized, audio guide in details, reasonable visit routine with a lot of attractions. Even the kids can enjoy the whole tour which is not easy for sure. Highly recommended!
  • Predjama castle is located approximately 15-minute drive from the highway E61 and 10 minutes from the Postojna Caves, so it is convenient to visit both in the same day. We purchased combined ticket (Castle+Caves) for approx. 40 EUR per person. Parking was not difficult to find, however we arrived relatively late at around 16:30 (castle was closing at 17:00), so I imagine during the peak hours the situation might be different. There are no guided tours inside the castle, instead you get an audio guide (included in the ticket price) which was available in many languages (at least 15). The explanations were helpful, straight to the point and relatively short, so for me that was one of the best audio guide experience. It took us around 45 minutes to properly explore the castle. Normally castle is open until 17:00 but we were leaving the premises at around 17:15 and no one was pushing us out. It does indeed look magnificent as almost the whole castle is covered by huge rock. You get to explore many different rooms, some of them looking more like caves and others like actual livable rooms. There are some nice viewing points of the valley at several terraces located in the castle. It is definitely worth to visit as there are not many "cave castles" around the world! There are couple of restaurants in the proximity of the castle and restrooms near the parking lot.

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