What to do and see in Inner Carniola Region, Slovenia: The Best Places and Tips

December 26, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Discover the best top things to do in Inner Carniola Region, Slovenia including Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle, Krizna Jama Cave, Pivka Jama, Dvorec Zemono, Museo Militare Di Pivka, Park vojaske zgodovine Pivka, Sneznik Castle Museum, Rakov Skocjan Valley, Vino Zorz.
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1. Postojna Caves

Jamska cesta 30, Postojna 6230, Slovenia +386 5 700 01 00
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Postojna Caves

Postojna Cave is the best-known cave in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world's largest karst monuments. A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, the astonishing diversity of Karst features as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for such popularity of the cave and a large number of visitors. Check the timetable of visits by months.

Reviewed By Damien-and-Sonia - Sydney, Australia

A short 3/4 day trip from southern Austria brought me to this cave system which is really very big so expect ot use a bit of time for the tour and the visitor centre. Also, don't underestimate what you will find here. The visitor centre is very high tech and informative with presentation methods and technology as good as any museum.
The cave tour takes a while and if you want to do the caves and castle, you will need to arrive early for the first cave tour. Cave tours take a bit of time but are exciting and informative and involve both a train ride and walking. Unfortnately, they are not suitable for all people with disabilities due to the nature of the caves.
Overall, well worth seeing and one of the reasons that I think Slovenia is very underated.

2. Predjama Castle

Predjama 1, Postojna 6230, Slovenia +386 5 700 01 00
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Predjama Castle

Predjama Castle is situated in the middle of a towering cliff, a mere 9 km from Postojna Cave. Picturesque, magnificent, defiant, mysterious and impregnable, it has been dominating the surrounding area, perched high up in the 123-metre high cliff, for more than 800 years. It is listed among the Guinness World Records as the largest cave castle in the world. Check the timetable of visits by months.

Reviewed By WineTraveller - Wilmington, Delaware

Like many Americans, our lack of Castles at home makes them a draw for us when traveling around Europe. As a result we have been fortunate to visit Castles in the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Spain, and Italy. This means that when we visit a new country, we tend to be a bit picky, looking for something that is a bit unique. And Predjama definitely fills that description! All you have to do is look at the front and you instantly think why one would even THINK to attack this fortress without artillery! Very appreciative of the staff when we were there off-season as they recommended we actually leave the castle to first go to the caves at Postojna and THEN come back to the castle to make the best of our time available. Bottom line, though, if you have time, a visit inside is definitely worth it, with a good display of period items in a truly unique setting - you'll never find another castle like it!

3. Krizna Jama Cave

Bloshka Polica 7 | Cave it's located 2km away from the village Bloška Polica., Grahovo 1384, Slovenia +386 41 632 153
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5 based on 103 reviews

Krizna Jama Cave

Reviewed By Dundun0101 - Tel Aviv, Israel

Unlike the other famouse caves like Skocjan and Postojna, this cave is more genuine and less touristic. There is no electricity inside the cave (you get torches) so the shole feeling is different, as if you are about to join a research deligation....you also get to ear rubber boots so need no worry about proper shoes, just make sure to take warm socks. The underground lakes are impressive, and Igor the guide was very helpful and informative. Do not miss this site!

4. Pivka Jama

Part of Postojna Cave System, Postojna, Slovenia +386 5 700 01 00
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5 based on 74 reviews

Pivka Jama

The Pivka Cave and the Black Cave are the final two caves along the subterranean Pivka River before the river finally disappears and resurfaces in the Planina Cave. The Pivka Cave entrance is located 5 km from the Postojna Cave. The 65-metre deep entrance can be reached by walking 317 steps. Electric illumination is provided along the tourist path. The path takes visitors along the Pivka River towards the Black Cave, after which they get back to the surface and return through a forest. The tour takes an hour and a half, no special equipment is needed.

Reviewed By Shardha - Colombo

The lake and the waterfall is entirely under ground. It is quite large and well worth taking the walk inside the Postojna caves.

5. Dvorec Zemono

Zemono, Vipava 5271, Slovenia
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5 based on 30 reviews

Dvorec Zemono

Reviewed By Foodie4me2014 - Postojna, Slovenia

Me and my husband love this place, since we got married there. It's also nice for weekend trips, the scenery is great. You can also take a bite in the downstairs restaurant or just enjoy the view of Vipava valley.

6. Museo Militare Di Pivka

A 1km Dal Paese, Pivka, Slovenia
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Museo Militare Di Pivka

Reviewed By iwantitall - Hohenfels, Germany

We were offered a guided tour. The museum is full of military equipment, each with a story and arranged so you are able to closely examine it all. With the guide we learned the long military ties Slovenia has with the US. Highly recommended.

7. Park vojaske zgodovine Pivka

Kolodvorska cesta 51 | Pivka, Pivka 6257, Slovenia +386 31 775 002
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Park vojaske zgodovine Pivka

The Park of Military History Pivka is a museum and experience center providing its visitors with a unique insight into the rich military and historical heritage of this strategically very important part of Slovenia. The Park hosts one of the biggest tank-artillery collection in this part of Europe. Aside from the tanks, field guns and other armored vehicles from the second half of the 20th century, we also put on display a collection of the military aircrafts together with the helicopter Gazelle T0-001 Velenje, which supplement the museum contents. Nevertheless, the most attractive exhibit piece for our visitors is still the sabotage submarine P-913 Zeta, since they can also see its interior and experience the secret world of the submariners. With its exhibition The Road to Independence, the Park of Military History was also the first to chronologically and systematicly display the process of gaining independence in the Republic of Slovenia and the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. This topic is also illustrated with the display of armored and other vehicles that participated in the Slovenian war for independence in 1991.

Reviewed By Miha P - Maribor, Slovenia

I don’t like weapons. But the museum near Pivka is important part of our history and history of the 20. century. There is an old place with many buildings from Italian and Yugoslavian army. Historians preserved there old vehicles, from tanks to planes and even one small submarine. You can walk around and look at uniforms, guns, models, photos and look at some short films. It is worth a visit even with children. You have a large parking near the entrance and a small shop with the ticket office but no big restaurant yet.

8. Sneznik Castle Museum

Kozarishche 67, Stari Trg pri Lozu 1386, Slovenia +386 1 705 78 14
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4 based on 49 reviews

Sneznik Castle Museum

The romantic Sneznik Castle Museum in Notranjska region, with authentic interiors from the second half of the 19th century. You are warmly invited to visit this charming castle in its marvelous​ natural surroundings, providing a whole day of pleasant and informative entertainment.

Reviewed By Miha P - Maribor, Slovenia

Just some Castles in manor houses in Slovenia have their original old furniture and can express development from medieval period till the 20. century. One of the best examples is Snežnik (name means Snow mountain). It also has ideal environment with woods meadows, some promenades. You can visit the building (guided visits are each hour from 10. a. m. to 6. p. m.). You will walk from room to room look at furniture, some hunter’s trophies, carpets, small exhibits. Simple gallery for local painters is in the ground floor. Second part of your visit need to be at list short walk around the small lake, to the nearest river and back to the castle.

9. Rakov Skocjan Valley

Rakek, Slovenia
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Rakov Skocjan Valley

Reviewed By parOFdice - Paris, France

The area which Rakov Škocjan covers is vast and amazing. Its beautiful natural structures full of greenery are beyond beautiful and completely for free. Situated allaround but easily accessible by car or by foot. There is no reason not to walk it through as it is easy to follow paths or main sand road. Signalization is clear and informative. On the way you can stop at natural Bridges, bathing areas, picnic places and lots of shade. Forestry surrounding it is sublime. Just be sure to take drinks and food with you as this is not taken care of. Have lots of fun.

10. Vino Zorz

Slap 13, Slap, Vipava 5271, Slovenia +386 40 706 637
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5 based on 17 reviews

Vino Zorz

The growing and production of wine have been present in the Žorž family from Slap since 1696 and they are a reminder of their tradition, nowadays supported by the modern touch in the art of wine making. With a production of wine extending on an area of nearly 30 acres, the Žorž farm is one of the largest familly owned winery in the Vipava Valley. Žorž vineyards are sowed with red grapes varieties, such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Barbera, as well as white grape varieties Pinot Gris, Sauvignon, Muscat Blanc, Malvasia, Riesling, as well as local varieties Zelen and Pinela. The Žorž family uses modern equipment with which they produce an astonishing variety of top-notch wines. The key to their exquisite wines and excellent success lies in the accomplished vision and common work of the Žorž generations. In recent years, the wine making part has been already passed to the youngest generation who seeks new opportunities in the combination of their professional knowledge and the experience of their fathers. In the year of 2015, cellar Žorž became also biological, which proves that we are following the newest and the best trends in wine producing. The Žorž farm and wine cellar offers you bottled wines which will convince you with the nobleness of flavor, aroma and color. Taste them on various occasions alongside a gourmet dish and enjoy the wine in a completely new way. In the atrium of wine cellar Žorž you can make a wish in the oldest farm Fountain in Slovenia and start an unforgetable journey throught our wine cellar. The doors to the Žorž farm and wine cellar are always open for you!

Reviewed By Emce02 - Blue Mountains, Australia

This is a small family winery, welcoming with a range of different wines that are very generously offered for wine tasting.
We were greeted by a member of the family, lovely girl very knowledgeable and passionate about the family and their wines.
While there were only 3 of us on a private tour at no time did we feel hurried. We were shown the cellars and offered fabulous cured meat, cheese and home baked bread with olive oil while we enjoyed the wine tasting.
Everyone's palate is different and while some wines will suit some and not others I would very much encourage a visit to this winery. There is an honesty, a passion, a way of life that comes with family traditions in wine making. Go! Enjoy!

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