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Location: Pivka (Europe)
 
Location: Pivka (Slovenia)

About Pivka...

The Pivka Valley was already named as early as 1300. According to some theories, “Pivka” means a “water-swallowing sinkhole”. On the other hand, Melik, a renowned Slovenian geographer, is of the opinion that, since the flooded plains and lakes are dried by the porous soil, the name is not derived from a sinkhole. This peculiarity has thus given name to an entire region.

The River Pivka slowly flows and meanders through the Pivka Valley, and typically floods when it rains. At the edge of the karst Postojna plain, the River Pivka disappears underneath Sovič and makes its way towards the underwater confluence withthe River Rak inside the Planina Cave. The Pivka again surfaces as the River Unica . The River Pivka’s underwater course has also created the largest Slovenian cave, the Postojna Cave.

Source: RDO Postojnska jama  

Nature

Beside the River Pivka and its many tributaries, the Pivka basin has also been rewarded by nature with numerous karst formations-on the surface which are always a spectacular sight.

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Fun & sports

Diverse landscapes of green forests, karst plateaus and valleys offer countless possibilities for leisure activities in nature. Diverse and full of energy, the Green Karst invites you under the sky, among natural wonders and cultural monuments throughout the entire year.

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History & culture

The Park of Military History in Pivka is a museum and tourist centre, offering its visitors unique insight into the rich military historical heritage of the area with the purpose of education, research and exceptional experience.

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Other

The Pivka Valley was already named as early as 1300. According to some theories, “Pivka” means a “water-swallowing sinkhole”. This peculiarity has thus given name to an entire region.

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