The romantic snow-white Snežnik Castle is one of the two castles in Slovenia with a preserved authentic interior and ranks among the most attractive cultural monuments in Slovenia. Its natural surroundings are also quite amazing. The wonderfully preserved castle set in beautiful nature offers a pleasant and educational experience for the whole day which you can couple with a bike trip, walk or bear watching trip.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF NATURAL WONDERS AND RICH HISTORY
Is there any other place that offers so many world-famous attractions on one single trip? Step into this unique world and experience much more than you ever thought possible in just three days.
The Green Karst is marked by the amazing karst wonders, mighty medieval castles and rich military and historical heritage. All the main attractions of the Green Karst can be visited in just three days, which gives you a complete experience of nature, culture and local cuisine. Your trip will begin with two world-famous attractions. Predjama Castle – a picturesque, mysterious and unconquerable castle, built into the 123-metre-high cliff, has been dominating the area for more than 800 years. It is in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest cave castle in the world. Seeing the underground world of Postojna Cave will awaken in you the urge to explore other karst phenomena in the surrounding area. In the evening, a pleasant atmosphere awaits at a farm stay, where you will be served delicious local food.
The second day will begin with a walk through the picturesque karst valley of Rakov Škocjan, where you will be greeted by a spectacular view from the top of the Big Natural Bridge. Nearby lies the largest seasonal lake in Europe – Lake Cerknica. The lake changes its appearance from a dry field to the largest lake surface in Slovenia. The Museum of Lake Cerknica – Jezerski hram gives you the opportunity to gain the understanding on how this natural phenomenon works with the help of a model, while you will be exploring the most beautiful areas on your bike or with a canoe. The tour will also take you to the second mighty medieval castle of the Green Karst – the romantic, 13th century Snežnik Castle. It is one of only two castles in Slovenia with the preserved original interior and it is surrounded by stunning nature.
After a hearty homemade breakfast, you will head out from the farm stay to the final thrilling trip through recent history. The path will lead you to the Park of Military History in Pivka, where extensive military collections and exhibits, testaments of the rich military history of the area, are displayed. The latest acquisition is the extensive exhibition on the Slovenian Independence War, which is of great national importance. You will finish the 3-day tour of the Green Karst like a proper submariner, climbing aboard a military submarine.
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