POSTOJNA CAVE – an unforgetable experience
Half day trip: 12. june 2017
Departure: infornt of City hotel Ljubljana at 3:30 p.m., returning at 6:30 p.m.
Price includes: bus transfer, ticket for Postojna cave and tour guide
Postojna Cave is the largest Karst cave in Slovenia with as much as 24 km of underground tunnels. It has a very long standing ‘tourist tradition’ and even today it is one of the most visited natural landmarks in Slovenia. More than 5 km of tunnels are arranged for tourist visits; you drive into the cave by a little train and then proceed on foot with a guide.
Pivka river has been carving the cave for 2 million years; it goes underground just by the entrance to Postojna Cave and comes again to the surface around 5 km to the north-east at Planinsko Polje. The water level has changed over time and a beautiful ‘multi-level’ cave filled with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, curtains and other gorgeous shapes, were gradually created as the water was leaving layers of limestone behind.
The cave has only about 10 degrees Celsius and almost 100% humidity throughout the whole year, so bring appropriate clothes and footwear. The path through the cave is relatively easy.