A UNESCO World Heritage is always “nothing to miss”.
Postojna was a must see in my short trip to Slovenia, and I did appreciate it.
They are so big that only 25% is visitable, in an extension of 5 Km.
From those, 4 Km are made by train, only 1 Km walking along the deepest part of the visit-able area.
That’s the uncommon detail, and I must confess that, having seen many caves (in Portugal, Spain, China and more) I was not impressed by their beauty.
The train speed didn’t allow a detailed appreciation, but allowed a rather incomparable experience.
Pictures were officially forbidden, but with so many cameras flashing around who could resist?
No one said anything, except a Spanish lady that blamed each flash near or distant until getting tired.
The most interesting point in the caves is the ride by train.
It is a narrow and light equipment,making you feel like in a natural luna park.
Your head will pass at a few centimeters from the rocks, here and there cut to allow the passage and prevent accidents.
The speed is a compromise between emotion and time to quickly appreciate some details.
Using several segments in both ways, the different angles and the separated lines here and there, make you feel always facing something new.
I think that no one goes to Postojna without a visit to this castle.
Its most remarkable detail is its “impossible” location, in the slopes of a mountain and half hidden into a cave.
Caves keep being a relevant detail, with a network of them serving the castle.
Part of them may be visited, but we didn’t – Postojna was waiting!
It is cold inside – a constant 8º Celsius.
With great part of the visit being done in an open train, it seems even colder as you move. I was well equipped but Fernanda didn’t take me too seriously, and brought only a slight pull, to wear over a summer dress.
She would freeze to death if I didn’t take an heavy and long coat that they rent at the entrance by 3 €.
Good. I didn’t become a widower.
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