The Predjama castle is the most prominent mark of this stage. Today, it houses museum collections and has well preserved period furniture. On the northern fringe of the basin we find the last inhabited settlements before the terrain rises to the spacious Hrušica forests. Like Nanos, Hrušica belongs to the High Karst, a chain of high Karstic plateaux covered by Dinaric fir and beech. Important routes from the Friulian lowlands to the Danubian area once ran across Hrušica. Here ran the Roman main road from Aquilea via the Vipava valley to Emona, present-day Ljubljana.
Because of the ever-present threat of incursions by barbarians from the east, the Romans built an impressive chain of fortifications in this area. The remains of the road and ruins of walls can still be seen today. From Hrušica, a labyrinthine forest path leads past several sinkholes through the formidable fir and beech forest. We cross Javornik, from where there is a view of the Alps, and descend to the Črni vrh plateau.
Safety informationNo special safty issues.
Tips and hintsPredjama castle and Postonja caves have the same managing company, so you can view both for lower price. And because there is a constant shuttle connection it will not be a huge hassle.
Getting thereBy car from highway Ljubljana-Koper (exit Postojna is well marked). By train (but you have to walk 2km to the Postojna caves, from there to Predjama castle you can take a shuttle bus)
ParkingPayable parking available
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EquipmentNormal hiking equipment will do.
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