Postojna Cave, Predjama castle & lunch at "Osmica"
Postojna cave is the world's most captivating cave with magnificent cave formations and diverse fauna. Take an unforgettable ride on Postojna Cave underground train and experience a fascinating subterranean paradise shaped by tiny droplets over millions of years. Postojna Cave is the only place where you can see the most precious brilliant in the form of a cave formation and also meet the baby dragons. Just like the world above the surface, Postojna Cave boasts towering mountains, murmuring rivers and vast subterranean halls. It is a real challenge for explorers and the cradle of speleobiology.
Continue your trip 10 more kilometers to the Predjama castle, the largest cave castle in the world, with a network of secret tunnels, from where the knight Erazem of Predjama would set out on his plundering expeditions. The castle is listed as one of the Guinness World Records and tells a picturesque story about the times when comfort had to give way to safety, and when the clatter of weapons would often drown out troubadours' songs. It is so special and unique, it ranks among the ten most fascinating castles in the world, and so romantic that many couples choose it for their wedding vows. The impregnable medieval marvel has been perched in the middle of a 123-metre-high cliff for more than 800 years.
Go for lunch to "Osmica", a temporary local restaurant/tavern in Vipava valley and Karst region. Twice per year farmers open their doors for ten days and welcome guests with wine and traditional homemade specialties such as; homemade bread, prosciutto, pork neck, pancetta, salami, sauerkraut, potatoes with meat, “jota”, and for desert cooked “štruklji” with curd cheese and walnuts. Homemade red and white wine is served. Check for open "Osmica" at www.osmice.info.