The Rakov Škocjan valley

Taking a break in the shades of century-old oak trees, enjoying the view of the splendid Big Natural Bridge (Veliki naravni most), travelling back in time at the ruins of the church of St. Cantianus, breathing in the fresh cave air under the slender arch of the Little Natural Bridge (Mali naravni most), or strolling…

Postojna cave

Postojna Cave (Slovene: Postojnska jama; German: Adelsberger Grotte; Italian: Grotte di Postumia) is a 24,120 m long karst cave system near Postojna, southwestern Slovenia. It is the second-longest cave system in the country as well as one of its top tourism sites. The caves were created by the Pivka River. The cave was first described in…

Viewpoints, hiking Postojna

Sovič hill Sovič is a 677m high hill above Postojna. You can quickly recognize the hill by the Slovenian flag, constantly fluttering on the top of the hill. On this site once stood the church of St. Ursula. Since churches are usually built on a strategic locations, from here we have a splendid view of Postojna….

Postojna airport

The Postojna airport (Rakitnik) is located in the immediate proximity of the motorway exit (41). The airport is intended for sport and tourist airplanes. Aeroklub Postojna, which runs and maintains the airport’s infrastructure organises several activities, competitions and events. They offer gliding, motor and also attractive antiqueairplane flights. Their services are not intended for airmen…

Double hayrack toplar

The roofed double hayrack (Kozolec toplar) is a valuable monument of folk architecture in Slovenia. The shape and function of the hayrack differed from region to region. They were primarily intended for draying grain and fodder, storing crops and varios farm tools and equipment. In 2002, Pudgura Tourist Society erected the hayrack (brought from Horjul),…

Prestranek Castle

The Prestranek Castle estate is surrounded by forests, meadows and numerous natural and cultural sights. In written sources, the castle is mentioned from the 16th century onwards. In the 18th century, the Autrian emperor Charles VI bought the castle together with the estate and annexed in to the Lipica Stud Farm. The traditional of horse…

Ravbar tower and Planina Polje

The Planina Polje is a classic example of a karst polje (a karst field) and is the last of its kind in the river basin of Ljubljanica. The Unica river, which springs in the Planina cave, is paving its way across the fild. Due to the field across which is runs, the Unica river is…

Karst museum

The Kras The Kras is the area between the sources of the River Ljubljanica and Bay of Trieste, which thanks to its famous caves, intermittent lakes, sinking rivers and river sources, rocky surface and dolines, has always aroused interest among both locals and travellers. As this is where the first scientific research of karst landscapes…

Predjama village

PREDJAMA CASTLE One of the most picturesque castles in Slovenia, Predjama Castle is built into an overhanging rock in front of a karst cave hall that is connected with a cave system underneath the castle. It is situated just a a few kilometres from the entrance to the Postojna Cave. The castle is now a…

Postojna town

The area is known to have been populated since the paleolithic era due to the discovery of a cave settlement near the town of Postojna called Betal Rock Shelter. The town lies on the Pivka River. Written sources first mention the settlement in the 13th century and in 1432 it became a borough. It was…