SLOVENIA, POSTOJNA CAVE AND PREDJAMA CASTLE

Predjama Castle reigns over the surrounding area, perched high up in a vertical cliff, not far from the Postojna cave, in the idyllic village of Predjama. It is an interesting and romantic sight throughout the year: in the spring and summer its surroundings are abundant with blossoms and flowers, in the autumn it is clad in the colours of surrounding forests and it is at its most enchanting in the winter when the surrounding area is covered in snow. The castle was referred to in writing for the first time in 1202 and today it has been placed on lists of top 10 castles to see in the world. Erazem of Predjama is the main protagonist of numerous legends – on the one hand these legends glorify him as a passionate, handsome and noble knight, while on the other he is described as a bandit and a robber baron who met his death on the toilet.

Postojna Cave is the best known cave in the world and one of the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world’s largest Karst monuments. When you arrive, you are split into which language tour and then put on the train.

You travel over 2 km into the cave and then wall around the passages, galleries and magnificent halls, which offer an unparalleled experience of the underground world. It is nothing like I have ever seen before.

The temperature in Postojna cave is a constant 9º C / 48 Fahrenheit, so you need to bring some warm clothes and comfortable shoes. It really is, a unique experience !

 

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