The mysterious Postojnska jama (cave) world is the part of Slovenia which has been carved, shaped and created by water; deep within these world -famous caves hide the most precious beauty created througt millions of years, a drop after a drop, year after a year...
More than 26 millions people from all over the world have admired the stalagmites and the stalactites of the Postojnska jama in 175 years of organised tourism. However, ancient signatures in the entrance passages prove that the cave was first visited in the 13th century.
The 20-kilometre long underworld system is a miracle in itself, but one gets truly astounded at the look of the mysterious 'human fish' - Olm (Proteus anguinus - take a look to the background...), wondering at the strange form of life preserved in the underground kingdom. another mystery of the underground...
The cave is accessible without special equpment, and has a constant temperature of 8• C. Visitors are taken for a tour by a special cave train, accompanied by experienced guides. A visit takes an hour and a half.
Postojnska jama :: avtor: Boštjan Burger, september/november 2005