Application for smarter transportation around Postojna!
Postojna Connect is an online application with which we want to present the possibilities of sustainable mobility to the visitors of our destination. The application was developed as part of the Predjama Sustainable project, which is co-financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism. In the project, we joined the forces of the Municipality of Postojna, Postojnska jama d.d., the Institute for Spatial Policy, and the Municipality of Strand, Norway, with the aim of better management of mobility in the Predjama tourist location. With various measures, we want to reduce the motorized traffic that cripples the Predjama area in the high season. Support our efforts by choosing sustainable forms of mobility. Together for a clean environment, a better quality of life, and a better experience.
What is Green karst?
Green Karst is an area, our little piece of heaven between the Alps and the Mediterranean. It is karst in the sense of a geological term that describes ancient rocky areas where water has eroded over millions of years and carved its way through the rock.
Postojna is considered a safe city with a low crime rate, so we hope that your experience will also be just and only pleasant.
Slovenia (and with it Postojna) belongs to Central European Summer Time (GMT +1)
- The transition from summer to winter time in Slovenia takes place on the last Sunday in October – the clocks move one hour back.
- The transition from winter time to summer time in Slovenia takes place on the last Sunday in March – the clocks move one hour ahead.
The official language is Slovenian.
However, you can rest assured, as most Slovenians speak at least one other foreign language, mostly English.
In Postojna we have our own dialect, which is a kind of mixture of Primorje and Notranjska dialects. On the other hand, we know of 7 dialect groups in Slovenian language, but these alone account for over 40 dialects, so it is not surprising that sometimes Slovenians from different parts of our small country do not understand each other.
The official currency in Slovenia is EURO (€).
Internet access is very good in most places and villages in Postojna. In the forest and more remote places in nature, however, you can encounter a weaker signal and possible connection interruptions. In the city of Postojna, in the very center, it is possible to use WiFi4EU free wireless Internet access.
For calls abroad, you must enter “00” or “+” and the two- or three-digit code of your home country before the actual telephone number.
- Italy 0039
- Austria 0043
- France 0033
- Germany 0049
- Czech Republic 00420
- Netherlands 0031
- Croatia 00385
- United Kingdom 0044
- Denmark 0045
- Norway 0047
- Sweden 0046
- USA 001
- Serbia 00381
- Finland 00358
- Macedonia 00389
- Belgium 0032
- Hungary 0036
220 volts, just like in the rest of Europe.
n public holidays, most shops are closed, and some grocery stores operate, but with shorter working hours. Public transport also operates according to an adapted timetable, so plan your journey accordingly. Most restaurants and bars are open on public holidays.
National holidays and non-working days in Slovenia:
- 1 January 2 January: New Year
- 8 February: Prešeren day, Slovenian Culture Day
- Easter Sunday and Easter Monday
- 27 April Day of Uprising Against Occupation
- 1 May, 2 May: Labor day
- 25 June: National Day
- 15 August: Assumption Day
- 31 October: Reformation Day
- 1 November: All Saints Day
- 26 December Independence and Unity Day
Tap water is drinkable everywhere in Slovenia, so there is no need for bottled water.
Most of the running water from rivers and streams in the mountains and forests of Slovenia is clean enough to drink, however, we do not recommend drinking water from rivers and streams that flow through pastures (of which there are many in Slovenia), as they may contain harmful microorganisms.
Alcoholic beverages can be bought both in restaurants and in grocery stores and specialised stores. The sale of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 18 is prohibited. Certain time limits on sales also apply between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. in shops and gas stations, and this applies to all residents, not just minors. The ban does not apply to catering establishments in which the sale of alcoholic beverages is allowed until the end of their working hours.
Smoking is prohibited in closed public spaces. This also includes hotels, bars, restaurants and all other covered facilities. Ask about special accommodations suitable for smokers and smoking areas in restaurants.
In general, trains, buses, shops, restaurants and tourist attractions are accessible to everyone, and we also have quite a few accommodations suitable for people with reduced mobility. Nevertheless, we recommend that before visiting a particular sight or before choosing accommodation and inns, you should find out whether they have everything you would need and want.
We are also happy to help you at TIC Galerija and provide you with all the information you need.
The temperature in the caves remains constant throughout the year and hovers around (10°C), so dress warmly. We also recommend comfortable sports shoes, as the caves are often slippery.
We locals have great respect for the nature we live in, as it is our greatest wealth. Therefore, we kindly ask all travelers who come to us to be responsible and respectful of nature, people, and animals.
You can also discover Postojna and the entire Green Karst destination, especially hidden corners that only locals know about, with the help of local tourist guides. They will take you along lesser-known paths and introduce you to the extraordinary stories that are hiding here.
For more information about local tourist guides and guided tours, please contact:
RRA Zeleni kras, d.o.o.
Prečna ulica 1
+386 (0)5 721 22 49
Trg padlih borcev 5, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)40 122 318
Information centre, fire brigade, ambulance: 112
Roadside assistance, towing service: 1987
Veterinary station Postojna – 24h on-call service: +386 (0)5 700 1000
Tourist agencies are definitely something that fits right in a tourist Municipality like Postojna. You will get various travel tips from them, and they are also well stocked with a variety of information material. Visit them and together you will make a plan for your vacation.
Titov trg 2a, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)5 721 14 80
Kreativne Poti, potovalna agencija, d.o.o.
Tržaška cesta 22a, 6230 Postojna
+386 (0)41 733 302
Rakitnik 1a, 6258 Prestranek
+386 (0)40 387 887
+386 (0)41 740 531
RRA Zeleni kras, d.o.o.
Prečna ulica 1, 6257 Pivka, Slovenia
+386 (0)5 721 22 49
Lastovka Tourist Agency
Veliki otok 44b, 6230 Postojna, Slovenia
+386 (0)41 993 842