The Postojna Cave railway is the world’s oldest cave railway. It was built in 1872 and is still in operation today. The railway takes visitors through the cave’s most spectacular passages, including the Great Hall, which is 100 meters long and 30 meters high.

Development of tourism began when the district governor Dr Anton Globočnik von Sorodolski took over as the Chairman of the Cave Commission. Footpaths around the cave were set up and so was the railway foundation. The work on laying tracks, which were 1,534 meters in length and had a track gauge of 620 mm, started in March 1872, was supervised by the road master Gregor Oblak and took three months to complete. On 16 June 1872, the first railway started running.

Today, the railway is 3.7 kilometers long and runs on a narrow-gauge track. The trains are small and can only carry a few dozen passengers at a time. However, this makes for a more intimate experience, as the passengers get to feel like they are really exploring the cave.

The Postojna Cave railway is a popular tourist attraction and is visited by over 1 million people each year. It is a unique and unforgettable experience that is not to be missed.


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