Postojna Cave
Postojna Cave
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Postojna Cave is the best-known cave in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world's largest karst monuments. A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, the astonishing diversity of Karst features as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for such popularity of the cave and a large number of visitors. Check the timetable of visits by months.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Natalia
    London, United Kingdom351 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent
    Magnificent!! Must visit when in Slovenia:) Be there a minimum of 30 min before the entry time, every hour. The first visit starts at 12:30. Cold inside, it's 10°all year round. I did wear a Kashmir pool over and I light jacket, Sommer trousers, snickers. It was just right for me:) If you are traveling by public transport, organise your time, buses, shuttles and trains departing not often.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Sn9wolfy
    Basel, Switzerland517 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easily the STAR of Slovenia visit! BEST!!
    Never thought a cave visit can be this interesting! The whole thing is so well organized. Every single detail, from ticket purchase to parking to entrance to the visit itself until the end. I am truly amazed at how they managed the whole thing with tonnes of visitors everyday. The train ride is definitely something new to visit a cave. Real fun. Make sure arrive 30mins before your time slot. Join the group with your chosen language. The walk inside with the guide is easy and well pathed. Very insightful and informative about the cave history. Sufficient time to admire all the magics inside the cave. Kudos to them for making it all the way accessible even for the handicapped. So inclusive! Lots of souvenir shops and eating places. Plenty of parking places at eur6 for whole day. Also a shuttle bus option to Predjama Castle at eur1 per person for return trip. Not to be missed! Such a worthwhile time spent here!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Chris G
    47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Astonishing architecture by nature.
    We visited the caves on the way from Ljubljana to Porto Roz. We didn't know what to expect and we were overwhelmed by the beauty and magnitude of the caves and the perfect organisation of this famous tourist attraction. I recommend to book an early timeslot to visit the caves. It gets really crowded later during the day. We were there at 10.00 o' clock and finnished at lunchtime. Perfect timing for the freshly roasted suckling pig which is served at one of the restaurants on the premises. What a treat. The ride into the caves by train is really fun and partly you also go on foot with a guide. Perfect!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • DennyWentAway
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible cave
    This cave is magnificent! We went there on a Sunday in August, which meant a massive amount of tourists had to be handled. To my surprise, waiting in line did not take too long, and the trains leading into the caves are very long, so all managed quite well by the organizers. The train and tour was a real adventure. Our guide was very knowledgable and answered all my questions. If you're anywhere close to that place, this is a must-see!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Vicki J
    Muskego, Wisconsin97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Postojna Caves - Amazing!
    This tour is about 1-1/2 hours. You begin by riding in a tram which is "scary" and fun. Later, you get out and walk through the cave with a guide. You return via tram. It's absolutely beautiful! It's huge. Be sure to bring a jacket as it gets quite cold inside.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Gaetano P
    Milan, Italy120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The biggest European cave
    A wonderful experience, admiring the amazing work made by the nature in millions of years. At the entrance, an electric train brings you through very narrow galleries, till the hearh of the cave, were one after the other you can admire the jewels of stalactites and stalagmites, often touching eachother. When the train stops, you can walk for a while. Take your time, but do not lose the sight of your guide, for going back to the train on time for the return ride.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
  • M B
    48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stalag-mighty caves
    Once in a lifetime experience of the natural world. Truly breathtaking. Take the train and pay for the audio guide and get ready to see some incredible caves. Spectacular. (The vivarium and buttery exhibit not really worth the visit and only bundled into the same ticket - but did not spoil the experience!)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 2023
  • BlueScotch
    Seattle, Washington111 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and Cool
    Best part was that it was 60 degrees Fahrenheit when it was a steady 90+ degrees outside. The cave is huge and takes an hour and a half. Worth doing, though you must do a guided tour and I didn’t think the guide really added that much. We debated getting the combo ticket with the Predjama Castle and am glad we didn't get it. We did drive to Predjama and saw the castle, but didn't think it was as interesting to do, especially since the cave is a solid 90-minutes. It is fairly crowded, I would suggest buying tickets in advance (even if the night before, as we did), and then aim to arrive ~30 minutes in advance. Download screenshots of your tickets before you get there, wifi/cell service can be spotty.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
  • nflute00
    Bristol, United Kingdom43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular cave
    A really good day out - a very well laid out park with lots to do, large car park or easily walkalble from Postojna. Tour in English was excellent and the train ride unique. Cave is cool in temperature but not cold, and absolutely spectacular. Museum was very interesting, but the vivarium was awful (cramped, tiny and most of the exhibits appeared empty). Would stick with just the cave or cave + museum if I went again. Well organised. Lots of places to eat and some very good value.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 27 August 2023
  • NC1hiker
    Klamath Falls, Oregon127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place to see and experience!!
    An excellent experience for the whole family!! Don’t pass up a visit to this impressive cave. We have been in many caves in the US and nothing compares to this cave! Be sure to see the museum and “baby dragon “ exhibit bivarim too. You could easily spend 3-4 hours. We also say Predjama Castle nearby so add another 1-2 hours. Do not pass up the opportunity to see these amazing and unique places in Slovenia! In the summer we brought a rain jacket which was enough to keep us warm. If you get cold easily a light sweater or jacket would be enough to stay warm. We also had a quick Burek for lunch that was really delicious. They have many offerings/options at their restaurants. I would like to say we also saw Skocjan Cave too. It is a completely different and unique cave that you must see!! They are such different experiences that you simply must see both caves!! Amazing life experiences well worth the time and effort to see these places in Slovenia. Photos just do not fully capture how amazing these places are!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 September 2023
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Antoine Z
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
had booked tickets 2 days in advance for 11am, I arrived at 11:02 at the ticket office and I was told I had missed the train departure and had to queue again. I queued for 30mns and what arriving at the ticket office I was told I had to take the 12am train AND pay 5€/person extra because they couldn't fill the 11am train. The cashier was very unpleasant and told me that I had to read the full email before coming that says that you have to be here 30mns in advance.
In total I payed 54€ for two tickets + 5€ parking + 10€ fees for being 1mn late. It felt like a ripoff and wasted the cave experience which was otherwise very nice.
Written 13 August 2021
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Spomenka Krizmanic
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Friends
Overrated, clinically organised and disseminated with young inexperienced guides lacking any genuine interest in tourism. Vjetrenica cave in Herzegovina is a much better option -individualised tour with a highly knowledgeable and passionate guide, real Olms in their natural environment, (not a display case), no tourism circus of gift shops and photos and overall real value for money. And as a bonus two genuinely interesting historic towns within easy reach; Mostar and Dubrovnik. I’d certainly give Postojna a miss!
Written 8 February 2020
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Dear Spomenka Krizmancic! Thank you for your review. Due to the fact that Postojna Cave is the best known show cave in the world due to its remarkable beauty and history we are paying a lot of attention to quality standards of our cave guides. All of them are professionally trained and licensed on national level. We have been working constantly on improvements of their heritage interpretation. Besides regular tours Postojna Cave offers adventure tours to non-tourist cave parts and underground galleries of five different caves with an experienced cave guide and special equipment – very individualised and authentic. Along the underground river visitors are able to see olms in their natural cave environment. But most visitors decide for regular tours, where they have the possibility of meeting these charismatic and endangered olms in a special cave aquarium. The huge aquarium is built to a high professional standards. A team of biologists and aquarists participated in the construction of the aquarium of providing conditions that are identical to natural conditions. The proof was first successful breeding in captivity in a tourist cave ever; 21 offsprings hatched in 2016. Postojna Cave is a cradle of speleobiology and the cave with the biggest biodiversity in the world.
Written 11 February 2020
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Marta K
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
I do not recommend this place. Even though it is beautiful it's destroyed by human influence. It is very focused on getting as much money from tourists as possible. You pay a big amount of money for the entrance and still, you need to pay extra 5 euros for the parking. We were a few minutes late (we couldn't find the entrance) and we had to pay extra 5 euros per person for changing the ticket to a later hour. On the mobile ticket, there is no information about this...
At the entrance, a photographer takes a photo of you and you can buy it at the exit from the big gallery of already printed photos. For only one hour and around 100 printed photos people bought maybe 5. All the rest will go to the garbage... Where is the care for the environment?
The tour itself was horrible. Rushing through the cave with a guide so fast that it was hard to keep pace even for two adults. We couldn't stop and enjoy the beauty of the parts that were untouched by human hands.
We loved Slovenia but this is one place we regret seeing.
Written 23 September 2021
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Dear guest martakedzierska, thankyou for posting your opinion. We are sorry to say, but there are statements in it that are not correct. When you buy the ticket on-line you get the e-mail containing detailed information about the visit among them that it is recommended to plan your arrival to the spot about 30 minutes before the visit. The visit starts with a train ride and if you arrived few minutes late that means that you missed the train departure. Your seats were empty but we changed your ticket for the next available visit for a small compensation. Not having notified us abot your delay on time means that we could not sell ticket to other people that were waiting. The walking tour through Postojna Cave is about 1 km long and lasts one hour, so we think that the walk is not to fast. We wish that you enjoyed your staying in Slovenia.
Written 8 October 2021
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doctorbobster
Gainesville, FL974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
The tour through Postonja Cave is a spectacular experience and is reason alone to visit this area. Read on for details.

Located a short walk from the Postonja downtown, you will have to purchase tickets in advance and be prepared to wait in line. Once inside, a short train ride (which itself is pretty cool) takes you deep in the mountain until the point where you find yourself in a vast space filled with the funkiest of rock formations. The included audiotour is informative as you walk along well-constructed paths through an array of magnificent vistas.

At the end, the train ride returns you to the cave exit/entrance.
Written 23 August 2021
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Pat W
Sittingbourne, UK497 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The caves are a wonder of nature. After a 10 minute train ride through some caverns you start to walk around a 1.5 kilometre path to enjoy the wonder of nature.

If, like us, you are lucky enough to be there at Christmas you have to visit to see the Living Nativity which is now in its 30th year. As you walk through the caverns you see around 150 actors telling the story of the nativity. You turn a corner and there is another angel or more musicians - it is a wonderful spectacle. It is only on for a few days and we are so glad that we were privileged to see it.
Written 11 January 2020
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Megan96p
Hamburg, Germany51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
After having just visited Skocjan Caves, Postonja caves were a bit of a let down. It was fun to go on the train and the caves are huge and impressive themselves. I have never seen so many and such big stalagmites! It was also cool to see the little dragon animals. However, unfortunately the experience felt more like being in a theme park. The audio guide was quite funny but not cool how they promoted their other tourist attractions on it. I was quite disgusted at seeing so many fellow visitors taking photos of the animals despite numerous signs and verbal instructions not to because it can hurt the animals. I also didn't like that you were forced to go through the gift shop to exit and that it was in the middle of the cave. I also didn't like that they had concreted a huge section of the cave floor to turn it into a concert hall.
So the cave itself was impress for it's natural beauty but unfortunately all the human interference put a dampener on the whole experience.
Written 15 August 2020
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SteveT
Chichester, UK9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Friends
We arrived on time but due to poor signposting the entrance to cave was difficult to find. One of our group of 10 has serious mobility issues due to a medical condition and so when we arrived back on time, we were informed we had missed our entry time and would have to wait for next one, but at an additional cost of €50. Our pleading fell on deaf ears as ‘these are the rules”.
This inflexible attitude rather coloured our view of the experience, with lengthy waits and no seating, at the start and end of the event causing our friend some unnecessary distress. To add to this the guide didn’t wait to start her commentary for the slower walkers, so consequently we missed much of the description, which was whole point of the visit.
At a total cost of over €450 we will not be rushing back.
This attraction has a lot to learn about inclusivity and accessibility for less abled people.
So think twice if you or one of your party has mobility issues
Written 13 July 2022
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Dear SteveTee50, Many thanks for visiting Postojna Cave and sharing your opinion, although we feel that we have to clarify few questions. It is a few hundred meters from the parking place to the entrance to Postojna Cave. Along this trail, there are several totem-shaped signs that provide key information, and there is also set up a large signboard with a map of the Postojna Cave Park. We conclude that you bought your ticket online and received an email message. A part of it is a situation plan of the Postojna Cave Park, so the claim that you did not find the entrance is unacceptable. With the mentioned email message, we also ask all visitors to plan their arrival on time or to change the hour of the visit. If you missed the tour hour, it means you missed the train departure. If you have not changed the tour hour, this prevents the tour visit for someone else. Your tickets did not expire, as it is common practice for world attractions, we only charged you for exchanging them, that you were informed about in the confirmation email. The whole cave is accessible by a wheelchair when a disabled person is acompanied. And there is also an option to visit the cave by train only. In spite of your review, we do hope you have fond memories of your visit to Postojna Cave and Slovenia, and wish you many more wonderful trips in the future.
Written 21 July 2022
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meinirann
Carmarthen, UK3,465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
The caves are a must do when in Slovenia. You ride a train into the caves, then you meet the guide, who takes you for a walking tour of about 1.5km inside the caves. At the end of the tour, you catch another train out of the caves. The whole tour last about 90 minutes. It’s a very easy walk inside the caves. They’ve been done out so that it’s easy to walk around them. They’ve built wide, flat, concrete footpaths with handrails, so it’s easy for wheelchairs and pushchairs to get around too. There are a few uphill (and downhill) climbs in places, which may make some people a little out of breath, but it’s not so bad. Just take your time. It’s easy enough to keep up with the guide, and still stop for pictures, although don’t take too long about it. You do need to keep up with the guide, who stops at certain places to give information. At the end of the tour, there’s a gift shop for you to purchase souvenirs, although it’s only a small shop and very crowded at the end of the tour. There are shops outside right next to the caves which are less busy, so you might prefer to go there instead. On the way in, there are people with cameras there who take a picture of you, which you can buy at the end if yoy wish for €5. The caves are very open, so you don’t feel chlaustrophobic. The caves really are a beautiful sight to see and I highly recommend them.
Written 1 January 2020
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,837 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Yes it is very touristy, but that is absolutely for a reason. We entered the earliest tour of the day (which was relatively quiet). When you make a reservation I would recommend to choose for the audio guide (although it cost a bit of money), because you can walk (a bit) by yourself while getting Information instead of waiting and getting the information from one person with a big group. You first enter where you get into a train which takes you through a couple of beautiful rooms with very impressive stalagmites and stalactites. Then you can walk through the cave by listening to information. There are some very impressive areas you walk in. This is so special to walk in. Also take a look at the aquarium with olm, which was very cool (please don't flash to them!!). Then you head back with the train. This is a great tour.
Written 20 October 2022
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Michael S
Rovinj, Croatia2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Couples
We really didn't like the trip in the caves. Before entering, the terrain is set up to spend as much money as possible.
In the caves, the train trip was quite fun although it really took a while before everyone was seated and we could take off.
For corona reasons the group cold not be bigger than 50 persons, our group was at least 200 persons! Also really no one seemed to care about the 1.5 meter distance. This is unacceptable. Furthermore, the audiotour was unpersonal (although sometimes quite informational!), our guide was lazy and didn't really want to answer any of the questions.

However. The cave itself is really really beautiful. It makes all the miserable tour experience worthwhile, you will visit several rooms, which are amazing. Also the museum has some very interesting expositions, worth every euro.

If the tour was organised in a way that you wouldn't feel like sheep in a herd, it would be a 5 star review.
Written 12 July 2020
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Dear Michael S, we are happy that the cave impressed you and sorry to hear that you we not completely satissfied. Regarding the COVID-19 prevention, we have implemented strict safety measures, which are mandatory and also published on our website. The safety of our visitors and staff is of the utmost importance therefore the use of face mask is obbligatory. The groups cannot be as big as you mentioned. On the cave train only members of the same family or a group travelling together can sit close to each other. Visitors in the cave that are not travelling together are required to keep a safety distance of 1.5 metres (5 ft) at all times. If you’ve had any issues with other guests not keeping a safety distance, we are sorry that you didn’t report it to your guide. In any case, wearing a face mask is mandatory during all visit. Audio guides are thoroughly disinfected after each use. We are happy that you’ve found them informative. As you also noticed in the museum EXPO, we are indeed paying a lot of attention to interpretation of the cave and Karst in general. Our tour guides are professionally trained and licensed on national level. Due to the fact that Postojna Cave is a world-class attraction, there are of course some shops and restaurants available to our visitors. However, everyone is free to spend their time before entering the cave as he wish. For those more keen on spending time in nature, there is a huge park by the river Pivka before it enters to the cave where they can enjoy the lush vegetation of our park.
Written 10 August 2020
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