About half way between Ljubljana and the coast – or if you like, between Vienna and Venice – lies one of the most beautiful corners of this world – the Slovenian Kras. This is an unusual world of rocks and water, interwoven with numerous specific surface and underground phenomena, which have always stirred up our imagination and attract many visitors and researchers with their mysterious character. One of the most recognizable and beautiful natural sights, which brought international fame to Kras, is the Postojna Cave, which has been attracting visitors from far and wide for centuries; in the last two centuries in great masses. Kras is also a world of exciting monuments of culture and castles, like the Predjama Castle, where all of your senses will be tingling because the preparation of home-cooked meals, with a mixture of natural products and Mediterranean spices, gives the dishes a special flavour and draws in even the most demanding gourmet.
Predjama Castle and the Cave bellow the castle
Only 10 kilometres away from the Postojna Cave is one of the most picturesque wonders of human history – the Predjama Castle, which has been a dominant feature for more than 700 years, in a 123 metres high rock wall. It is massive, threatening and unconquerable. It was perfect as the secret domicile of the daring, stubborn and persistent knight Erasmus Lueger (Erazem Predjamski), who is described in a romantic and beautiful story about a robber. Underneath the Predjama Castle, the subterranean river Lokva formed an underground cave, the tunnels of which are arranged in four discernible storeys.