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Take the train through Postojna Cave

Postojna Cave is an awe-inspiring natural wonder

Postojna Cave is located in Slovenia and is renowned as one of the largest and most captivating cave systems in Europe. With its mesmerizing stalactites, stalagmites, and unique underground formations, the cave offers visitors a truly immersive experience into the mysterious world beneath our feet.

Stretching over 24 kilometers, Postojna Cave showcases a vast network of tunnels, chambers, and galleries that have been carved out by the Pivka River over millions of years. To explore this awe-inspiring subterranean wonderland, tourists can hop on a special electric train that takes them deep into the heart of the cave. The train ride covers around three kilometers and offers breathtaking views along the way.

Once inside, visitors can embark on an enchanting guided walking tour through various sections of the cave known for their exceptional beauty and geological significance. The highlight of the tour includes a visit to the Brilliant Passage, adorned with shimmering calcite crystals that create a surreal atmosphere.

Throughout history, Postojna Cave has attracted attention from scientists and adventurers alike. Archaeological finds within its depths indicate human habitation dating back to prehistoric times. Interestingly, during World War II, this hidden natural treasure also served as a secret military station for crafting ammunition due to its stable temperature and humidity levels.

Besides its natural wonders, Postojna Cave boasts an intricate ecosystem where curious animals thrive. Among these is an endemic amphibian species called Proteus anguinus or “the human fish” due to its pale skin tone. These translucent creatures are extraordinary adaptors to their lightless environment with unique characteristics that continue to fascinate biologists worldwide.

Postojna Cave welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year who come to admire its stunning subterranean features and learn about its rich history and biodiversity. With easy access from major cities like Ljubljana or Trieste, it’s no wonder why this geological marvel remains one of Slovenia’s top tourist attractions.

If you are up for a fantastical adventure, venture to the caves on your next trip to Slovenia!

Read what others share about their experience

  • Ilias Blioumis
    2 weeks ago
    Postojna Cave is a natural wonder that never fails to awe and inspire. The vast chambers, intricate...
  • Jason
    2 weeks ago
    The caves are a must visit, I knew nothing about them until I got there. There is a cool little...
  • Victor Burcovschi
    a week ago
    Nice cave, you take a train through it for like 2 km , then you have around 2 more km of walk then...
  • Andy Smith
    2 weeks ago
    The last time I visited this cave was 40 years ago, when it was in the former Yugoslavia! A lot has...
  • Ronald E. Thompson
    in the last week
    The cave is massive. The tour consists of a 15 minute train ride to get to the large galleries, then...

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