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Postojna Cave

is the largest cave in the “classic Karst” and the

most visited cave in Europe. In 1872, railway lines were laid down

in the cave; electricity arrived in 1884. The cave is a 20 kilometer

network of passages, galleries and chambers which dazzle with

their wealth of geological wonders: calcite formations, stalactites

and stalagmites abounding in a variety of shapes, colors and age.

Sightseeing in Slovenia

Lipica,

where a stud farm was first established in 1580, is a popular

tourist center with a riding school, hotels, a swimming pool, golf

course, and casino

Triglav National Park

covers 838 square kilometers along the

border with Italy and Austria, and accounts for four percent

of Slovenia’s territory. Its natural beauties include many rivers,

lakes, and mountains, among which the highest mountain Triglav

overlooks this picturesque area.

Sečovlje Salt Pans

are the northernmost salt flats in the

Mediterranean. The salt is produced in the traditional way, based

on a 700-year-old method that harmonizes people and nature. The

Salt Pans were first mentioned in the 13

th

century. They represent a

a sanctuary for more than 150 bird species.

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