Soldiers on the Isonzo Front systematically searched for and arranged safe shelters. They also found them in natural karst caves which were efficiently used for temporary accommodation and storage of ammunition and food. The Unit for Caving Construction of the Austro-Hungarian Army explored and adapted many caves on karst plateaus. Due to its excellent natural ventilation and multi-level division the cave was given the unusual name of Klobasja jama Cave/Wursthöhle (Sausage Cave). The soldiers installed multi-storey bunk beds in terraces and arranged the ventilation system and sanitary facilities. The cave could provide shelter for about 250 soldiers and the command of an infantry brigade.
Access from Novelo:
Under the last house at the lower end of the village, at the Walk of Peace direction sign, turn onto a dirt road. 50 meters down the road park your vehicle at the next direction sign. From here continue on foot down a dirt road and follow the directions for Klobasja jama Cave. After about 10 minutes of walking you will reach Klobasja jama Cave.
Center za obiskovalce Pot miru, Kobarid
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Kobarid)
Gregorčičeva ulica 8
+386 5 389 0167, +386 31 586 296
To visit Klobasja jama Cave contact the Temnica Speleological Club (Jamarski klub Temnica): +386 40 353 338