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Situated in the magnificent surroundings of Inner Carniola in southwestern Slovenia, Predjama Castle is a mesmerizing marvel of medieval engineering. Nestled within a cave mouth, it is hailed as the largest cave castle globally. This enigmatic castle, with its unique positioning and captivating history, offers visitors an enchanting journey into Slovenia’s past.

History: Predjama Castle boasts a rich history that dates back to the 13th century. Its most famous occupant, the rebellious knight Erazem Lueger, is often compared to Robin Hood. The legends of his stand-off with the Habsburgs still echo through the castle corridors, providing a gripping tale for visitors.

Places to Visit:

  1. Castle Complex: A maze-like structure adorned with medieval armor & weaponry and a stunning chapel. The castle sheds light on the peculiar lifestyle of its medieval occupants.
  2. Cave System: Located underneath the castle, this labyrinth of natural caves is definitely not to be missed. An adventure that leads to the discovery of the spectacular Postojna Cave and the mysterious Lokva Cave await.
  3. Erazem’s Tower: The highest point of the castle, offering panoramic views of the beautiful landscape.

Activities: Guided tours through the castle’s intriguing architecture and history are available. Also, during the summer, adventure enthusiasts can tour the ‘robber baron tunnel’ used by Erazem Lueger during his siege.

Events: The castle plays host to the annual Erasmus Knight Tournament in July. This thrilling event recreates medieval traditions, games, and culinary delights.

When to Visit: Predjama castle is open for visits throughout the year; however, late spring and summer provide the perfect climate for exploration.

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