Lojzova Jama

Lojze Cave - Golobja jama

Useful Information

Location: From Temnica west to Novelo, after the village turn right and follow single lane road north to the cave.
(45.851600, 13.657900)
Open: after appointment.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave TopicWorld War I
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Jamarski klub Temnica (Temnica Caving Club), Tel: +386-51-363-701, Mobile: +386-40-207-482. E-mail:
Turizem Miren Kostanjevica, Cerje, Lokvica 35, 5291 Miren, Tel: +386-31-310-800. E-mail:
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1916–1917 used as a shelter by the Austro-Hungarian army.


Lojzova jama (Lojze Cave) is the name given to this cave during World War I. Before its name was Golobja jama. Lojze is the Slovenian version of the German name Alois, the cave was renamed after Alois Peter Bock, who commanded the cave and construction section of the Austro-Hungarian army. Between 1916 and 1917 this cave was used as a shelter for up to 1,500 soldiers and 30 officers by the Austro-Hungarian army. For this reason the cave was developed with trails, staircases, electric light, and a wooden structure in the huge cavern with three different levels. The natural entrance was closed with several layers of concrete to protect the cave against grenades. Two artificial tunnels were excavated to allow safe access. A plate mounted near the cave entrance commemorates the specialised detachments which participated in the construction.