Meet the Queen of Caves
Meet the Queen of Caves. Before 1818, visitors could visit a mere 300 metres of the cave, while today more than five kilometres of fascinating cave chambers, passageways and spectacular halls can be seen as part of a cave tour lasting an hour and a half.
Postojna Cave Tour
A visit to Postojna Cave starts at the entrance station of the cave railway. The train first passes through an artificial tunnel, built when a double track railway was constructed (in 1964). Next comes the Gothic Hall, richly decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, and the Ballroom, for 200 years a venue for events of various kinds. While you are viewing Nature’s sculptures, the train carries you for two more kilometres further into the cave, to the Great Mountain, where you alight and continue your visit on foot.
The path leads past the Great Mountain (also known as Calvary), across the Russian Bridge into the Beautiful Caves, through Spaghetti, White and Red Halls, all the way to the Brilliant Passage, where the most famous stalagmite and symbol of Postojna Cave stands: the Brilliant.
The route then leads past the aquarium containing human fish and into the Concert Hall, where you learn about the only underground post office in the world, buy some souvenirs, reboard the train and return to the surface.
Students (16 - 25 years)22,80 €
Children from 6 to 15 years17,10 €
Children up to 5 years1,00 €
The temperature inside the cave is constant throughout the year (10 °C) regardless of the season, so make sure you are wearing suitable clothing. Warm raincoats are for hire in front of the Postojna Cave entrance, should you need one.
Guided Tours and Audio Guides
All Postojna Cave tours are guided by Slovenian-, English-, German- or Italian-speaking tour guides, who explain visitors all about the cave's splendours. Visitors can also opt for audio guides in various other languages. For additional visits or in the case of other special occasions audioguides are available for all guests.