Starting point

Sculpture of the dragon and the shepherd boy (Šmihel) / Predjama Castle

Trail length

7,2 km


The route is marked.


Šmihel pod Nanosom - Predjama - Landol - Šmihel pod Nanosom

The diverse circular walking path leads through beautiful villages, forest meadows and past numerous sights. You can start your journey at Predjama Castle or at the sculpture of the dragon and shepherd boy Jakob in the village of Šmihel pod Nanosom.

From the sculpture of the brave shepherd boy Jakob, who saved the people of Postojna from the terrible dragon from the Postojna cave, continue along the main village road. On a gentle climb, when you can already see the Church of St. Michael, there is an old village trough for watering livestock on the left side of the road, and on the right is a resting place with drinking water. 

Turn onto the cart track, past the pastures into the embrace of the forest, until you see the largest cave castle in the world trapped in the cliff – Predjama Castle. Take a walk to the castle and the old linden tree, under which, according to the legend, the robber knight Erazem Predjamski rests. 

Continue your journey towards the village of Landol, past the old toll house, where the carters used to pay tolls and where the old village scale, which the locals used to weigh agricultural products and livestock, still stands today, and to the starting point at the sculpture of the shepherd Jakob. 

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