"Explore the UnderWorld" Postojna by Vanity666
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Postojna Cave, now in its second century of attracting throngs of admirers from all over the world, was also a challenge for the bold explorers of the underworld who, with patience and perseverance, penetrated ever deeper underground. It is thanks to the far-sighted managers of the cave that the newly discovered sections were quickly made suitable for mass visits.
The visitor’s curiosity is satisfied by facts about the formation of caves, a guided visit through passages and chambers and, above all, by observing the stalactites hanging from the ceiling, the stalagmites growing up from the floor, the pillars formed when stalactites and stalagmites meet, the folds of calcite curtains and the other sequences of fantastic shapes and forms.
The desire for knowledge has also prompted experts in karst phenomena and life in the karst to research the special geological features of the cave, the formation and development of speleothems (the generic term for calcite formations in caves), and the living creatures that are found in caves – both those that have strayed underground by chance and those that have adapted to life in eternal darkness
This is a very strange animal, the symbol of the caves : the Proteus anguinus, also called the Human Fish. Proteus... more travel advice
Small train with wooden benches takes you from entrance to the deeper parts of cave, from where you have a walking tour... more travel advice
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