“East” Europe 2014 – Postojna Caves, Slovenia

Our next stop was the Postjona Cave system in the country of Slovenia.

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The Postojna cave system is a 20,750m long karst cave, which makes it Slovenia’s second-longest cave system. However, it is by far the most popular, and several rulers in the past have made their visits here as well.

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Since the imperial visits in the 17th century, things have improved considerably, in terms of convenience. Electric lights and a mini train system was installed, which whisked us off for about 15 minutes into the walking tour area of the cave.

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It was very dark inside, and we weren’t allowed to use flash photography, so my pictures are very limited in showing just how awe-inspiring the inside of the cave system was.

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The humid air, combined with the ominous shadows of the stalactites and stalagmites made for a very eerie almost haunted house atmosphere.

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Our next stop is somewhere with a considerable improvement in lighting. Stay tuned!

Signing off,
Marie

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