This spectacular must-see, the Postojna Cave, is a 24.120 m long karst cave system in southwestern Slovenia. With its 24 km of passages, galleries and chambers, it is the largest cave in the “classic karst” and the longest publicly accessible depth of any cave system in the world. The caves were created by the Pivka River.
The Concert Hall, known for its exceptional acoustics, has sufficient space for 10,000 people. Symphony orchestras, octets, and a variety of soloists perform here. On top of this hall there are also Big Mountain Hall, Tube Hall and Russian Bridge. With its magnificent caverns and glistening stalactite and stalagmites formations, the Postojna Cave is the most visited tourist cave in Europe. Millions of visitors can admire the size and splendour of the underground world, where the geological past is recorded in a unique manner.
Some indigenous species have found its home in Postojna, such as the olm (Proteus anguinus), which can be seen in cave aquariums along the way in the Concert Hall.
After enter the cave, a special train will take you deep into this gorgeous underground world. The guided tour continues by walking and listening when and how the cave was created. Along this 1.5 km long walking trail you can see unusual sculptural rock formations, magical stalactites and stalagmites, underground halls … The tour ends after about a one and half hour by getting on the train and returning to the surface.
This magnificent and mysterious underground world is really worth a visit. An experience you will remember for years.
A variety of events will take place through 2018 when Postojna Cave is celebrating 200 years of organised cave tourism.
The cave is home to the endemic olm (Proteus anguinus), called also human fish, which lives up to 100 years. It can live without food for up to ten years. This largest trogloditic amphibian in the world is fully adjusted to living in the darkness.