Predjama Castle, Postojna

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Perched on a high, rocky cliff for over 700 years, the unconquerable four levels of Predjama Castle were built within a cave mouth. Cross a drawbridge over a rushing river and visit the restored living quarters, chapel, and dungeon to get an idea of how people once lived here. The castle's most famous resident and the subject of many legends was Erazem Lueger, a 15th-century knight who rebelled against the Austrian emperor. See his hiding place called Erazem's Nook and ascend along Erazem's Tunnel. Do not miss the 16th-century treasure chest uncovered in the cellar in 1991. An observation post offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The castle entered the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest cave castle in the world. Use our Postojna day trip app to add Predjama Castle and other attractions to your Postojna vacation plans.
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  • The castle is almost glued to a cliff with a height of 123 meters. It has over 800year history. The castle was partly built into the cave, with a hidden network of secret passages and corridors. The castle looks great already from afar. Seemingly inconfetive, and powerful, unexpostable for over 700 years. The most famous of all inhabitants of the castle was the 15TH-century knight Erazem Lueger, who as a young rebel, became the hero of many legends and tales. He was raked by merchants, giving the loot to the poor. On the one hand, to be praed as a noble knight; On the other cursing as a robber, a bandit and a rogue. Legends say that Erazem was the only one to know the secret passage in the rocks leading from the castle-cave to the surface, through which he managed to outwit the army of the emperor during the siege of the castle. The current shape of the castle dates back to the 16th century. The entrance gate was built with a stone plaque dated 1583 and with the coat of arms. The castle is advertised so often and in so many places that I thought it would be the proverted Snecha. But I assure you that you do not. It is worth to take an electronic guide and to visit the castle (in the price of the ticket and it is also in Polish). The equipment of the castle is very clear, but it is not its value. For us the Cacuszko tuced in stone!
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  • I have been here with friends, recommended by other friends. The castle is built inside the rock, very beautiful. So many steps but it's worth it.
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  • One if the greatest castles I've ever visited. Everything starts pretty ordinary, for a castle tour. But then, near the top of the castle, there is a big surprise behind the actual castle, which is very impressive.
  • Everything you expect from a castle & caverns. Be careful on the steps. You slip easily on them. Also stop buy for a coffee and cake at the adjacent restaurants. A real treat.
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