Krizna Jama

Krizna Cave, Mrzla Jama


Useful Information

Location: Road from Loz to Blosca Polica, turn left.
Open: Only by appointment
Fee: Tourist trip: Adults EUR 6, Children (3-15) EUR 4.
Groups (15+): Adults EUR 4, Children (3-18) EUR 3.
Caving trip: 4 persons EUR 100, 3 persons EUR 81, 2 persons EUR 62.
[2007]
Classification:  Karst cave,  river cave.
Light: none
Dimension: L=8,273m, VR=32m, T=8°.
Guided tours: Tourist trip: D=1h, Dry parts, up to 30 persons, includes short boat ride.
Caving trip: L=1,600m, D=4h, up to 4 persons.
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Bibliography: Sandro Sedran (2006): Speleo Per Tutti, Escusioni in facili grotte del nord-est italiano e Slovenia / Proposte per un nuovo tipo di escursionismo e spunti di accompagnamento per i gruppi speleologici 256 pp, 265 colour photos, ISBN 8889562099. EUR 19, published by the author: Sandro Sedran, Via Nazionale 259/5, 30034 Mira, (VE), Italy E-mail: contact
Address: Drustvo ljubiteljev Krizne jame (Caving club of Krizna jama), Bloska Polica 7, 1384 Grahovo, Slovenia, Tel: +386-41-632-153. E-mail: contact
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:58:27 $

History

 
1832first documented.
1878Ferdinand von Rochstetter, member of the Vienna Academy of Science, and Ferdinand Schulz, Curator of the Ljubljana Museum, excavated over 2000 cave bear bones in only four days.
1926first exploration of the water filled parts by Slovene cavers.

Description

Krizna Jama is the subterranean bed of a river and is famous for its 22 lakes and the beautiful speleothems. Also the remains of more than 100 cave bears were found near the entrace. Some of them are now shown in the Vienna Natural Science Museum.

Visits are only possible in times of low water table. All the necessary equipment for viewing the cave's 22 lakes is made available by the guides. For the first part, no special equipment is needed. It is possible to tour only this part, called tourist trip. It still requires a short boat ride. For the wet tour wellington boots, caving suits, battery lights and inflatable boats are essential. This tour shows 13 lakes and ends at the calvary, a huge pile of debris covered by stalagmites.


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