Planina Cave, Postojna

#3 of 6 in Nature in Inner Carniola Region
Planina Cave, formerly also Little Castle Cave after Little Castle in the vicinity of its entrance, is one of the longest Slovenian water caves. It is a huge tunnel and the subterranean bed of the Unica River. It is located in Inner Carniola. Five hundred meters from the entrance into the cave is a confluence of two underground rivers: the Pivka River, flowing from the Postojna Polje through Postojna Cave, and the Rak River, flowing from Rak Škocjan. This is one of the largest confluences of subterranean rivers in Europe.
Entrance into the cave is at the southwestern part of Planina Polje in the gable end valley below 65 high rocks. The length of the cave is. It has been shown by water tracing that there is a connection between the systems of Planina Cave and Postojna Cave, and the administration of Postojna Cave estimates the connection will also be explored by cavers. The length of the joint system would be over.
latitude: 45°49'12" N (WGS 84)longitude: 14°14'45" Eelevation: 453mlength of the cave: 6656msubterranean depth: -65m
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  • Really nice short trip. Mothernature, big cave, tiny lines, easy go. If u dont want to be in the big crowd, You should visit this secret spot. :)  more »
  • If you want to avoid overcrowded like Postojna caves, it is an excellent choice for a third of the price. But by itself, it is great. You will see huge galleries, the subterranean confluence of two rivers, shelters of bats, and if you're lucky, to the enigmatic Proteus (Proteus anguinus). We were lucky: we saw four! The Guide, very friendly and makes the very interesting visit with comments. An association visits, it is best to call by phone to confirm that they will be. Do not be discouraged if there is nobody at the sale of ticket kiosk and it seems abandoned: what matters is the cave and the guide service works. To lend you a powerful flashlight, so you can enjoy more of the experience.
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  • Very nice guide trough the cave. With a very smart guide.
  • Really great exploring experience! Ask for the paddling Tour. It takes 4-6 hours and starts at 5 PM. Make a Phone call first (they speak English, Italiano and german) if a Tour is sheduled and a free spot is available. For standard Tour follow the Website.
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