Heritage Trails from the Idrijca to the Kolpa
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Križna cave Snežnik Castle  
13. KRIŽNA CAVE  
address Bloška polica 7, 1384 Grahovo
gsm 041 632 153
location Grahovo
season May-October
visiting hours Sunday at 15:00 or every day by prior arrangement
group reservations yes
reservations contact Alojz Troha
Length of guided tours 1 hour or 4 hours
entrance fee adults 1,000 SIT / group per person 600 SIT, minimum number of guests: 15 / students 550 SIT / children 500 SIT, agency provision: yes
local guide yes
number of participants: 40
length of tour: 1 hour
languages. Slo, Eng
restaurants Logar Tourist Farm, Žerovnica 16
Veronika Modic, farm with accommodations, Lipsenj
excursion possibilities Mount Križna gora, Cerknica Lake
special features 22 underground lakes and bones of cave bears
bus parking yes
parking for automobiles yes

 

Križna cave is one of Slovenia's largest and most beautiful water caves. In the magnificent underground caverns, there are some twenty-two linked crystal-clear lakes among the still growing stalactites. Cave bears once took shelter in this fairy-tale world, and the bones of more than one hundred of these animals have been found here. A visit to Medvedji rov ("Bear Passage"), Prvo jezero ("First Lake"), Beneški pristan ("Venetian Harbour"), the Pirate Ship, and Calvary in the light of a carbide lantern is an unforgettable experience.
14. SNEŽNIK CASTLE  
address Kozarišče 67, 1386 Stari trg pri Ložu
telephone 01 705 78 14
fax 01 705 84 00
location Stari trg pri Ložu
season temporary closed
bus parking yes
parking for automobiles yes
Snežnik Castle has stood on a rocky elevation beneath the mountain of the same name since the 11th century and today has a Renaissance appearance. The original period furniture, wallpaper, paintings, kitchenware, books, and personal objects of its last owners have been preserved intact. Its mighty walls are reflected in a small lake surrounded by the remains of an English park and numerous outbuildings. One building houses a hunting exhibition and a dormouse museum-trapping dormice for their meat and fur was a regular activity in this area and the preserved icehouse is a special feature.