Subterranean adventures

The exploration of the mysterious underworld, where the light of day never shines, is a special adventure on its own. You can explore the underground on foot, with kayaks or cycle from one valley to another by bike.

The ore deposits between Mount Peca and Uršlja Gora were discovered already by Romans. In the years of active mining, more than a thousand kilometres of tunnels were dug out, where you can still hear stories of the miners’ life and be amazed by nature’s wonders. The Peca Underground – Tourist Mine and Museum is one of the central tourist attractions of the cross-border UNESCO Karavanke Geopark with its selection of unique subterranean adventures and experiences. You can take a train to the heart of the mountain and continue on foot to explore the underworld. If you are looking for a more adrenaline-packed visit, you can explore the underground by cycling or rowing a kayak to the flooded parts of the tunnels. An even longer tradition of tourist exploration of the Koroška underground is held in the Huda Luknja cave, which is a real subterranean marvel of the isolated karst. Here you can experience a true adrenaline-packed trekking adventure with the help of a guide.

Tour of mine with mine railway

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Podzemlje Pece (Peca Underground) – Tourist Mine and Museum Glančnik 8, 2392 Mežica

You can set out to explore the heart of Peca with helmets and overcoats on a mine railway, just like knaps in the olden days. Equipped with helmets and overcoats, you will enter the heart of the mine as miners once did – with the original mine railway. After a few minutes, the train stops at the Moring mining district, 600 metres under the Veliki Vrh hill. Then in the company of an experienced guide you will embark on a subterranean adventure. How many miners excavated here, what were the tools they used, and how long did it take them to dig the tunnels we walk in today? A lot has changed since the beginning of mining more than 350 years ago. They closed down the mine in the 1990s and the mysteries remain hidden under the mountain forever.

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