Slovenia – Postojna Cave

January 8, 2012 Off By because

Slovenia – Postojna Cave

Postojna Cave consists of over 20 km of underground halls and corridors and was made available to visitors at the beginning of the 19th century. It is located near the town of Postojna, at a distance of approx 40 km from the border with Italy.
The cave was hollowed out by the Pivka River. The tourist route runs along its old bed, having a length 5,5 km. 4-a kilometer-long section is traveled by an electric train, so you can admire the amazing rock formations.

 

Please note, that the temperature in the cave varies within limits 8 – 10 degrees Celsius, and when riding the cable car, the cold is even more noticeable. That's why you need to have warm clothes with you.
1700 meters has a walking route, which is overcome with a guide. The guides speak all the best known languages, so there are no major problems with understanding. Throughout the walking route, you can observe breathtaking hanging stalactites…
…and huge stalagmites rising from the ground.
Our guide said, that when the stalactite meets the stalagmite and they merge into one, is said to be, that Romeo met his Juliet 馃檪
In one part of the cave you can see a black vault – it is a remnant of partisans' actions, who blew up a German fuel depot located here. Fortunately, this action did not cause major damage to the cave.
A great attraction is the appearance of a misfit in Postojna Cave – Vivarium Proteus. It is an eyeless amphibian, living in water. It is also called a human fish, due to the light skin tone.
To see misfits, you get a flashlight 馃檪
Old captions on one of the cave walls are also very interesting, creating specific graffiti. The oldest signature, what can be found comes from 1213 year.

 

The cave made a great impression on us and despite the huge ticket prices, it was definitely worth visiting. All the necessary information can be found on the official website
Postojna Cave.
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