Krompirjeva jama Cave

Hiking Families Researchers Groups
Easy | 1 hr

During the World War I, karst plateaus were the scene of the well-known Isonzo Front. Austro-Hungarian soldiers sought shelter everywhere, even underground. They adapted many natural karst caves for use as dwelling and storage facilities. They had a special Unit for Caving Construction headed by speleologist Alois Peter Bock. In Krompirjeva jama Cave/Kartoffelhöhle (Potato Cave), accessible through a shaft by means of a ladder, space was arranged for storing crops and potato which gave the cave its name. Later on, a new entrance to the cave was made which is still in use today. In the winter months of 1916/17, as many as 500 soldiers and 8 officers were accommodated in it. Several storeys of bunk beds were installed in the cave, as well as wooden cabins for officers. Even a telephone exchange, a kitchen, sanitary facilities, a water tank and an ammunition depot were set up there

Photos: Špela Volčič, Turizem Miren – Kostanjevica

Access and useful info

Access

Access from Temnica:
From the village of Temnica, drive down a tarmac road towards Vojščica. After about a kilometre turn right onto a dirt road. After approximately 200 metres you will reach the parking area in front of the cave.
Access from Vojščica:
From the village of Vojaščica drive on a tarmac road towards the village of Temnica. After about a kilometre turn left onto a dirt road. After approximately 200 metres you will reach the parking area in front of the cave.

Information

Center za obiskovalce Pot miru, Pomnik miru Cerje
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Monument of Peace Cerje)
Lokvica 35
SI–5291 Miren
+386 31 310 800
info@mirenkras.si
https://www.mirenkras.si/en/

Center za obiskovalce Pot miru, Kobarid
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Kobarid)
Gregorčičeva ulica 8
SI–5222 Kobarid
+386 5 389 0167, +386 31 586 296
turizem@potmiru.si, info@thewalkofpeace.com
www.thewalkofpeace.com

To visit Krompirjeva jama Cave contact the Temnica Speleological Club (Jamarski klub Temnica): +386 40 353 338

Hiking Families Researchers Groups
Easy | 1 hr

Duration

1 hr

GPS coordinates

45.836445, 13.670063

Best time of year

January‒December

Equipment

Trekking clothing and footwear, flashlight

Promotional materials

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