|Location:||Bohinska Bela, 2km southwest of Bled. A1 Villlach Ljubljana, exit Bled. Drive into Bled and through the village towards Bohinjska Bistrica. 3km behind the village turn off to the right to Bohinjska Bela. Meeting point is at the Restaurant ROT.|
|Open:||MAY, JUN, SEP Sat 10. JUL, AUG Wed, Sat, Sun 10. Or by agreement. |
|Dimension:||L=359m, VR=50m, A=1008m asl.|
Andre Kranjc (2004):
Ice and Alpine Caves in Slovenia in older literature (17th to 19th century),
Acta carsologica Vol 33 No 1 pp 62-71
|Address:||Društvo za raziskovanje jam Bled (Cave Exploring Society Lake Bled), Ljubljanska cesta 1, 4275 Bled, +386-31-802578, Tel: +386-41-678401.|
|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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|1861||pathway with two bridges existed in the cave and two guides were at disposal in the nearby village..|
|1978||start of cave management by the Društvo za raziskovanje jam Bled (Cave Exploring Society Lake Bled).|
|06-DEC-1996||new passages with a length of 130m on two levels discovered.|
This small cave (at least for Slovenian caves) with the difficult name is located at the foot of the Julian Alps, part of the same structure that form mount Triglav, the highest mountain of Slovenia. The cave traditionally opens on the first of May with a popular event, a celebration and open day on which the cave may be visited free of charge. The cave is managed by the Društvo za raziskovanje jam Bled (Cave Exploring Society Lake Bled), a local caving club which maintains the paths and explores the cave. They discovered a new part of the cave in 1996 with 130m of passage on two levels. This new part shows extraordinary calcite crystals, but it will not be developed for the public in order to protect the fragile speleothems.