Day Trip to Slovenia – Postojna Cave

After wandering around Ljubljana, it was time for the main attraction – the Postojna Cave! From the photos I had seen, it looked otherworldly and I cannot resist seeing surreal natural wonders. The area they have open for tourism is only a tiny bit of the cave. I got to learn that the cave has been a tourist attraction since the 19th century, when Archduke Franz Ferdinand paid a visit and decided to make it one.

Entrance to the cave!

They have you take a train down the cave, to the main walking portion! It was like a theme park ride, except real.

Once you get off the train, you walk through a guided pathway for about an hour. At the end is the gift shop and then a train ride back to the surface. The photos fail to truly capture the grand scale of this place. You really just have to experience it if you find yourself in central Europe. However, I still wanted to get photos and catch some of the details. One thing I appreciated was that they really make an effort on conservationism of the cave – you are only allowed to go on one of the scheduled daily tours so that they can keep the lights out in the cave the rest of the time and protect the wildlife inside.

I spent the entire time in pure awe and wonder, and definitely recommend it.

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