Postojna Cave Tours
The essential things to know before you visit to Postojna Cave.
Postojna Cave is open year-round, including on Sundays and public holidays.
90 Enjoyable Minutes, 5 Unforgettable Kilometres
Cave tours take about an hour and a half, during which you get to see about 5 kilometres of the cave. Part of the tour is done by train and just over a kilometre on foot. TThe cave-tour footpath is made of slip-resistant concrete and is easily accessible. It is also suitable for prams/strollers and is conditionally suitable for mobility-impaired visitors. Visitors with mobility impairments and wheelchair-bound visitors are generally advised to tour the cave by train only. In fact, as part of a classic tourist tour*, visitors need to walk up a 200-metre long path section with a 20% gradient, followed by a roughly the same downward section.
* Due to the nature of the tour, viewing the Living Nativity show inside Postojna Cave is not suitable for wheelchair-bound visitors.
partially enabled access for mobility-impaired visitors
access for baby strollers
avoid the queues at the ticket office
The somewhat more hidden parts of the 24-kilometre-long cave system can be visited as part of adventure tours. Some of the tours require a good level of physical fitness and previous caving experience.
There Is No Such Thing as Bad Weather in the Cave
The cave has a constant temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. To make sure you are not cold, you should wear suitable footwear and clothing. Should you need one, rain jackets are available for hire (EUR 5).
Safekeeping of Your Personal Belongings
For safety reasons, it is recommended that you do not bring any backpacks, large bags, helmets, umbrellas and other travel accessories into the cave. All of your personal belongings can be stored in the EXPO pavilion lockers.
No Pets inside the Cave
In order to protect the fragile cave ecosystem and to make sure the pets are safe, pets are not allowed inside Postojna Cave. But there is no need to worry – during your cave tour, pets can wait in the two pleasant kennels available free of charge.
Tour Guide Services
Each Postojna Cave tour is accompanied by tour guides, who provide visitors with tour commentary in Slovenian, Italian, English or German, presenting the cave's splendours in detail. Visitors can also use audio guides available in no fewer than 17 languages (Slovenian, Croatian, English, German, Italian, French, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese and Korean).
Audio guide hire costs EUR 3.5. In the event of a damaged audio guide, you will be charged a repair cost fee in the amount of €50/audio guide.
For the sake of preserving the delicate cave environment and ensuring safety, there are some limitations regarding taking photos during Postojna Cave tours. During regular cave tours, you are allowed to take photos and make videos, but without a flash or a tripod. Audio or video recording of the tour guide commentary is not allowed. Photographing and filming for commercial or other purposes requires a prior arrangement, so you are kindly asked to contact us.
Share your photos with your friends and post them on social media using the hashtags #postojnacave, #predjamacastle or #hoteljama.
It took nature millions of years to create Postojna Cave, so we need to make sure it is preserved for future generations. A visit to this special place is a privilege, therefore it is important for all visitors to behave respectfully towards both the cave and other visitors. During the tour, our staff will guide and steer you in a way that will make sure the tour is a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Eight "DO NOT" Rules of Postojna Cave Tours
- Do not stand up, lean out, or get off the cave train during the train ride. If something falls off the train, do not try to pick it up by yourself. Our staff will find the lost object and bring it out of the cave.
- Do not walk outside the marked paths. Stay close to your group and the guide at all times.
- Do not touch the stalactites/stalagmites.
- Do not drop any litter.
- Do not take photos using a flash and/or a tripod.
- Do not smoke in the cave.
- Do not bring food into the cave.
- Do not throw coins into the water pools.
By behaving responsibly, you make sure that the cave and its marvels are preserved for future generations.