Adelsberg Castle comes to life more than anywhere
else in a lithograph by Johann Weikhard von
Valvasor. The imposing walled three-storey building
was partly destroyed by a devastating earthquake in
1511 and was then finally abandoned in 1689 after
it had been engulfed in a disastrous fire. Today, the
only thing left are some modest castle ruins and the
castle area is criss-crossed with passages and bunkers,
which were not dug up by serfs, but by the
Italian army during World War I and II.
Majlont is a clustered area on the hillside of Sovič
and is considered to be the oldest part of Postojna.
The only other site older than Majlont are the
castle ruins on Sovič. As regards the origin of the
name Majlont, the locals offer two different explanations.
According to the first, the settlement was
given a German name Mailand after the city of Milan,
where workers who had helped constructing the
railway in the mid-19th century were believed to
be from. According to the second explanation, this
is what the workers referred to the area they were
staying at in German, i.e. mein Land. You find this
hard to believe? Ask the people living in Majlont.
The Borojević Trail is a picturesque and scenic
trail on the hillside of Sovič, which you can take
from Vegova Street in Majlont. During the walk,
you can enjoy a view of the Nanos plateau or even
relive General Borojević's daily ritual – while he was
staying in Postojna, he took a daily walk from Villa
Jurca through Majlont, across the hillside of Sovič
and then continued on to the headquarters at Grand