8 Sights in Postojna, Slovenia (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Postojna, Slovenia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Postojna, Slovenia.

1. Pivka Jama

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Pivka Cave is a karst cave located not far from Postojna and hosts guided tourist tours. The underground river Pivka flows through the cave, which enters the underground world already in Postojna Cave. Pivka Cave is part of Postojna's extensive cave system. The entrance to Pivka jama is in the Pivka cave campsite, where there is a 65 m deep collapse abyss right next to the restaurant. From here you can see the underground river Pivka. The cave is also connected to the Black Cave over 100 m long artificial tunnel. The underground river Pivka continues its journey into the Planina Cave, where it merges with the Rak River and flows further under the name Unica, the last karst sinking hill in a number of tributaries of the Ljubljanica River.

Wikipedia: Pivka jama (SL)

2. Lekinka

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Lekinka is a horizontal karst cave with an entrance on the northeastern edge of the Postojna Basin, not far from Postojna, or more precisely the village of Veliki Otok in southwestern Slovenia. It is part of the larger Postojna Cave system, with which it has no transitional connection; Črni potok sinks into Lekinka, flows through it to the final siphon and underground reaches the nearby Otok cave, where it then flows into the river Pivka. The black stream flows almost horizontally along Lekinka in length 1032 m to the final siphon, at this distance the elevation difference in the riverbed is only 5 m.

Wikipedia: Lekinka (SL)

3. Planinska jama

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Planinska jama Boštjan Burger (Lander) at sl.wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

Planina Cave, formerly also Little Castle Cave after Little Castle in the vicinity of its entrance, is one of the longest Slovenian active caves. It is a huge tunnel and the subterranean bed of the Unica River. It is located in Inner Carniola. Five hundred meters from the entrance into the cave is a confluence of two underground rivers: the Pivka River, flowing from the Postojna Polje through Postojna Cave, and the Rak River, flowing to Planina Cave through Weaver Cave from Rak Škocjan. This is one of the largest confluences of subterranean rivers in Europe.

Wikipedia: Planina Cave (EN)

4. Ravbarjev stolp

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Ravbarjev stolp

The Little Castle is a medieval castle near the entrance to the Planina Cave. Because of his name, the Mountain Cave was once called the Malograjska cave. It was first mentioned in sources in 1444 as a "Kleinburg" castle. His owners were initially the counts of Gorizia, and later the Alben gentlemen, Celje and Habsburgs. In the 15th century, it was given to the Ravbar family in the provincial-prone feud. They are also called the Ravbar Tower, which is the only preserved part of the castle.

Wikipedia: Mali grad, Planina (SL)

5. Črna jama

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The Black Cave is a karst cave and also one of the entrances to the cave system of underground Pivka. Initially, it was known as an independent cave, which was later connected with new discoveries into the unified cave system of Postojna Cave. It is located in the middle of a wooded karst plateau, 3 km northwest of Postojna. It is accessible by road leading from Postojna past Veliki Otok. The entrance to the cave opens at the bottom of a large collapse sinkhole.

Wikipedia: Črna jama (SL)

6. Arheološko najdišče Betalov spodmol

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Betal Rock Shelter, a karst cave located on the south-eastern edge of the Lower Pivka river valley on a slope just above the road from Postojna to Bukovje is a site where rich cultural sediment layers with remains of stone tools, artifacts, and numerous fossilized bones of contemporary animals were found. Its entrance was formed by the collapse of the 174 m (571 ft) long cave's ceiling, carved out by the waters of the Pivka River.

Wikipedia: Betal Rock Shelter (EN)

7. Notranjski muzej Postojna

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The Notran Museum is located in the town of Postojna, Notransko Kraška region, Slovenia. The museum exhibits the largest exhibition about karst in the world, skeletons of animals from the Ice Age, and an interactive tour of all 11,693 caves in Slovenia. The exhibition space covers 700 square meters on two floors of the building of the Notre Museum. The museum offers guided tours in English and Italian.

Wikipedia: Нотранський музей (UK), Website, Facebook

8. Predjama Castle

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Predjama Castle is a Renaissance castle built within a cave mouth in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola. It is located in the village of Predjama, approximately 11 kilometres from the town of Postojna and 9 kilometres from Postojna Cave.

Wikipedia: Predjama Castle (EN)


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