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EXPLORE THE MAGNIFICENT POSTOJNA CAVE

  • Destination: Slovenia
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: 31€

Witness the wonderful art of nature driving in a small train during this hour and a half long tour

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Postojna is one of the largest and most beautiful caves of Europe. The mysterious Postojna cave world is the part of Slovenia which has been carved, shaped and created by water; deep within these caves hide the most precious beauties created through millions of years, drop by drop, year after year, through which you travel on a small electric train. Visitors can enjoy an hour and a half tour to have a look at more than 5 kilometres of awe-inspiring passages, tunnels and spectacular halls.

The tour around the cave starts at the entry platform of the unique cave railway, where visitors’ hustle and bustle is a common occurrence, especially during the summer. To start with, the cave train will take you through an artificial passage, followed by the first natural passage, which turned black as a result of petrol being destroyed during the Second World War. Next seen as part of the tour are two halls, first the Gothic Hall with numerous flowstone creations, followed by the Congress Hall (in the past known as the Dance Hall), which has for almost two centuries been a highly appealing venue for concerts and other events.

While you are admiring the natural sculptures, the train will take you for 2 kilometres to the Great Mountain, where you will get off and continue the tour on foot. An illuminated path will take you over the Great Mountain (the Cavalry) across the Russian Bridge into the Beautiful Caves consisting of the Spaghetti Hall, the White Hall and the Red Hall – all given their names owing to the characteristic colour and shape of stalactites and stalagmites found in there – until you get to the Brilliant Passage, where the most famous stalagmite and the symbol of the Postojna Cave can be seen – the Brilliant.

As part of the walking tour visitors also have a look at an aquarium with the proteus (also called the olm or the human fish) in the Concert Hall. The tour ends by getting on the train and returning to the surface.

Price includes expert guide for the entire excursion, entrance to the Postojna cave, and drive with electric train.