Skocjan Travel Guide

  • Müller Halls
    Müller Halls
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  • Dvorana ponvic
    Dvorana ponvic
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  • Cerkevnik Bridge
    Cerkevnik Bridge
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Skocjan Things to Do

  • Velika Dolina

    At the end of the visit you arrive to the Schmidl Hall. There you can see the 165-metre high walls of Velika dolina all around. At the bottom of the dolina you can see the Reka River and over 10-meters high waterfall for the last time. At the end of the trail you can see the monuments of all the people lost their life to explore the caves. A...

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  • Dvorana ponvic

    Dvorana ponvic (Rimstone Pools’ Hall) is one of the last part of the trail you see during the visit. There you can the Rimstone Pool which were made by the water during the centuries.

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  • Müller Halls

    The trail continues to the most aadventurous and exciting part of the visit of the caves. After the Silent Caves you arrive to the Noise Caves. Here begin the trail on the rim of the underground canyons of the Reka River. The Müller Halls is about 700/800 meters long and it is 100 meters high. The trail continues along the gallery dug through the...

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  • Velika Dvorana

    Velika Dvorana (Big Cave) is the fantastic. This part of the Silence Cave is 120 meters wide and 30 meters high. Here you can see wonderful example of stalagmites and stalactites with strange names like the Giant or the Organ. Here you can also see many colours in the stalagmites and stalactites due the different minerals they are done.

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  • Tiha Jama

    The visit to the caves starts from the tiket office. Here you meet your guide and after a 15 minutes walk you arrive at the entrance of the caves. The visit starts from the Tiha Jama (Silence cave) which is about 500 meters long. The first part of the Silence cave is called The Paradise because here you can see wonderful example of stalagmites and...

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  • Belvedere

    The Belvedere is the perfect place where to start of your visit to the Skocjan Park and Caves. From it you can have a great view over the Velika Dolina (Big Valley) and on the throat where the Reka River starts its underground journey. On the other side of the Dolina you can see the village of Skocjan.

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  • Take a walk in the Škocjan park

    There are several walking paths and also an Educational Trail. Information plates at the Educational Trail are only in Slovenian, but you can get a guidebook in English or download it from the webpage. It’s a nice area and you can walk for quite a while there! In any case you should go the Viewing Point. When you come from the lift after having...

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  • Small museum in the village

    There’s an ethnological and farmer museum in the village that consists of two houses with some small exhibitions. There’s not so much to see, but if you have some time after your visit of the cave just go there, it’s included in the entrance fee of the cave! It's a short walk and well signposted.

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  • Plunge into the underground world of...

    The Škocjan cave is one of the UNESCO world heritages. It’s a fascinating cave with the biggest underground canyon. You first will see a “normal” dripstone cave called the ‘Silent Cave’, with some huge halls, very beautiful. However the most impressive part comes a bit later – the ‘Murmuring Cave’ with a huge canyon and the wild and rushing Reka...

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Skocjan Transportation

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    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jul 31, 2008

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    At the end of the trail you can find a funicular carry you on the 90 meters wall of the dolina untill the ticket office.

    Funicular Velika Dolina
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Skocjan Warnings and Dangers

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    by leics Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Please, think about your footwear.

    The cave visit isn't particularly rough, or slippery, but there are lots of slopes and lots of steps.

    And if you wear heels like the woman on the left (who was no spring chicken anyway) you will a) slow everyone down, b) risk breaking your ankle/leg, c) look pretty stupid and d) eventually irritate the hell out of everyone else, who will spend too much time trying to make sure they're in front of you rather than behind.

    No-one will be impressed by your agility or your sense of balance.

    Wear sensible shoes/sandals. Please?

    Omg...what else if there to say?
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Skocjan Favorites

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    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jul 31, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Skocjanske Jama are 5.8 Km long and 250 meters deep and they were dug from the Reka River. It enter in the caves from a throat located under the village of Skocjan and it slides till the Dead Lake. Here the river disappear and reappears (with the name of Timavo) near Duino in Italy, 40 Km to north-west, and leads in the gulf of Trieste.

    Reka River
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