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Predjama Castle 

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The Predjama Castle is located under the overhanging rock in the region Podgora, which is only 9 kilometres from Postojna, beside the village of Predjama. It is also called eagle nest of the robbery knight Erazem Predjamski, about who exists lots of legends. The Predjama Castle is carved in the vivid rock. It was existing already in the 13th century, probably sooner. It was managed by Jamski, which belonged under the Oglej property. After Jamski the castle was under management of the Adam Purgstaller and from the year 1567 were in it the family Kobenzl, who also provided for the renovation. The last aristocratic owners were counts Windischgrätzi from the year 1846 to 1945, which also changed the external image of the castle. The parts of the castle are different by style and by the time of the origin. The constructors used the advantages of the cave and with that they preserved the non conquery of the primary castle. The cave under the Predjama Castle is ramified with more parts with the several entrances. The most famous is the entrance through the Horse stable in which they discovered the traces of the minor stony and copper age and also from the Roman times. Today is in the castle museum, which is showing the medieval life of the knights. Amongst the interesting things are also residence rooms, chapel and prisons, some parts of the arms, oil paintings and Pieta from the year 1420. Every year is organized here the famous Erazem knight tournament, which attracts many visitors. The performance conjures up the former life in and beside the castle.


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Predjama Castle - Predjama Castle

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Predjama Castle - Outside <br> Predjama Castle with a scene of Erazem's Tournament

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Outside

Predjama Castle with a scene of Erazem's Tour...
Predjama Castle - Outside <br> Predjama Castle and catapult

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Outside

Predjama Castle and catapult
Predjama Castle - Neighbourhood <br> The church of Mater Doloresa from 15th century

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Neighbourhood

The church of Mater Doloresa from 15th centur...
Predjama Castle - Neighbourhood <br> Scene of Erazem's Tournament

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Neighbourhood

Scene of Erazem's Tournament
Predjama Castle - Neighbourhood <br> The Cave below Predjama Castle

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Neighbourhood

The Cave below Predjama Castle
Predjama Castle - Neighbourhood <br> Cliff below Predjama Castle

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Neighbourhood

Cliff below Predjama Castle
Predjama Castle - ground floor

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Predjama Castle - Ground floor <br> Entrance into Predjama Castle

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Ground floor

Entrance into Predjama Castle
Predjama Castle - 1st Floor <br> Knights' Hall in Predjama Castle

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1st Floor

Knights' Hall in Predjama Castle
Predjama Castle - 1st Floor <br> Chandelier in the lower salon of the Renaissance entrance tower

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1st Floor

Chandelier in the lower salon of the Renaissa...
Predjama Castle - 1st Floor <br> Vestibule with water container

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1st Floor

Vestibule with water container
Predjama Castle - 1st Floor <br> Kennels for the castle's hounds

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1st Floor

Kennels for the castle's hounds
Predjama Castle - 2nd Floor <br> Natural cavern - dungeon

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2nd Floor

Natural cavern - dungeon
Predjama Castle - 2nd Floor <br> Upper salon in the Renaissance entrance tower

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2nd Floor

Upper salon in the Renaissance entrance tower
Predjama Castle - 2nd Floor <br> Court room

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2nd Floor

Court room
Predjama Castle - 2nd Floor <br> Staircase

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2nd Floor

Staircase
Predjama Castle - 2nd Floor <br> Main hall - dining hall

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2nd Floor

Main hall - dining hall
Predjama Castle - 2nd Floor <br> Kitchen with open hearth

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2nd Floor

Kitchen with open hearth
Predjama Castle - 3rd Floor <br> Chapel of St. Anne

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3rd Floor

Chapel of St. Anne
Predjama Castle - 3rd Floor <br> Attic of the guard tower with loopholes and outlets for boiling oil

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3rd Floor

Attic of the guard tower with loopholes and o...
Predjama Castle - 3rd Floor <br> Anteroom with a view of the balcony

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3rd Floor

Anteroom with a view of the balcony
Predjama Castle - 3rd Floor <br> Passage to the belvedere

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3rd Floor

Passage to the belvedere
Predjama Castle - 3rd Floor <br> Upper hall - room with chimneypiece, prince's room - master's living quarters

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3rd Floor

Upper hall - room with chimneypiece, prince's...
Predjama Castle - 3rd Floor <br> Sacristy

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3rd Floor

Sacristy
Predjama Castle - 4th Floor <br> Halberds

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4th Floor

Halberds
Predjama Castle - 4th Floor <br> Attic - quarters of the garrison

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4th Floor

Attic - quarters of the garrison
Predjama Castle - 4th Floor <br> Covered observation point

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4th Floor

Covered observation point
Predjama Castle - 4th Floor <br> View of the wall in front of the castle inside the cave

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4th Floor

View of the wall in front of the castle insid...
Predjama Castle - 5th Floor <br> The part of the castle inside the cave

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5th Floor

The part of the castle inside the cave
Predjama Castle - 5th Floor <br> View of the part of the castle inside the cave

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5th Floor

View of the part of the castle inside the cav...

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Municipality: POSTOJNA (15709 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Postojna (9183 population), Planina (815), Prestranek (708), Hrašče (429), Matenja vas (353),

Studeno (298), Hruševje (248), Koče (245), Slavina (221), Belsko (207), Orehek (199), Zagon (194), Hrenovice (193), Šmihel pod Nanosom (190), Razdrto (190), Bukovje (164), Rakitnik (161), Veliki Otok (157), Landol (156), Dilce (143), Stara vas (108), Gorenje (102), Veliko Ubeljsko (87), Predjama (83), Strmca (83), Goriče (81), Grobišče (79), Mali Otok (79), Studenec (73), Slavinje (65), Strane (59), Žeje (55), Mala Brda (52), Malo Ubeljsko (51), Brezje pod Nanosom (43), Velika Brda (43), Sajevče (40), Lohača (32), Liplje (20), Rakulik (20)

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