Over the village Predjama, a short distance from the Postojna Cave we find Predjamski Grad. The four zip looks like it was pressed into hundred-meter tall rock.
The original castle was built in the twelfth century. His footprints are visible in some areas castle. In the fifteenth century it had established a legendary highwayman, Baron Erasmus Lűgger. Robbed merchant caravans, and gave the spoils to the poor people. During the war, Austro - Hungarian baron stood on the Hungarian side, which led in 1483 to the siege of the castle by the Austrian army. The siege lasted a year, until the baron's betrayal by the service. Austrian cannonball hit him in the least expected place for the toilet.
By the year of the siege of the castle residents well they did. Underground corridors could quite easily go out for supplies. In the caves beneath the castle was hiding in times of danger or local people with all their belongings.
In 1570, the castle was rebuilt in its present form. Underground passage of time Lűgger was bricked up, because too often thieves steal valuables way.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the re-exploration of the underworld. They began to bring electric lighting. However, the work had to be discontinued because of the war. People returned to them after the Second World War. Reconstructed entrance to the castle from the cave. The corridor was named after Erasmus and made available to the public. Today you can visit the castle and the cave year round.
Under the castle is one of the karst caves - Jama at Predjamskim Gradom. It was carved by the river Lokva, whose catchment area is the Adriatic Sea. This means that between Postojna and Predjama is a watershed that separates the Adriatic and the Black Sea.
This is a scan from negative.
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Sonata11 (28375) 2013-01-07 4:37
niesamowita architektura tego zamku zbudowana na skale. Przepiekne miejsce warte do zwiedzenia. Pieknie to pokazujesz. Wspaniale ujecie wraz z ta zielenia ktora dodaje pieknego akcentu do tej fotografii. Jest sie czym zachwycac. Cos wspanialego i niesamowitego. Super praca. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Moje gratulacje. Czy byles we wnetrzu tego zamku i czy zobaczymy wnetrze?
tedesse (22124) 2013-01-07 5:15
To jest twierdza nie do zdobycia!
Doskonaly POV, dobra ostrosc i piekne kolory.
Fis2 (73124) 2013-01-07 6:11
To jest piękne!
Mieli ludzie wyobraźnię aby tak wkomponować zamek w naturę.
Ładny kadr i kolorystyka.
Graal (88950) 2013-01-07 6:33
niezwykly zamek przyklejony do skal. Maja sie czym Slowency pochwalic. Swietna turystyczna atrakcja. Dobry skan i interesujacy opis.
danos (74056) 2013-01-07 6:41
nice and at the same time impressive the fountaition of the castle in this indent of the Mt.I like the whole scene with the castle from a long distance to be camouflaged perfect from the above and surrounded Mt.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
npecanhuk (53913) 2013-01-08 13:58
Curious and interesting place!
Attractive and eye-catching picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Didi (48934) 2013-01-09 9:23
Interesting original architecture close to the rock.
thebest (3370) 2013-01-09 18:22
What an amazing Castle I would love to visit & leave my own footprints around... It is so incredible how these amazing feats of architecture were achieved & so long ago is beyond my imagination.
Wonderful photo extremely well presented with an good perspective.
As always congratulations on the interesting notes & content of your image.
ikeharel (37378) 2013-01-10 2:28
A unique built castle onto the side of the mountain, Jozef.
Impressive edifice, old built structure is notable at the lower-base foundations, and massively built above during later time.
Green vegetation in FG added vivid colors to the wjole.
jurek1951 (35765) 2013-01-17 2:36
i ja mialem okazje zobaczyc ten zamek w ubieglym roku jadac do chorwacji specjalnie zboczylem z trasy,prezetuje sie wspaniale,pozdrrawiam
fritzi007 (7580) 2013-04-24 15:29
sehr interessante Burg mit Kommentar, dein Foto ist perfekt!