We have suspended organized descents until further notice.
The correct location of the cave can be seen here
(location in the new Atlas Slovenije is wrong). The route will also
be marked from Tuš and Mercator shopping centres on the day of event.
We recommend appropriate suit.
Once a year, the Speleologist Society Logatec organises
a traditional descent into the Logatec Cave. On that occasion, the cave
can be visited by anyone who is brave enough to do so.
|Compared to similar tours to other caves, this cave is distinguished
by its steep and narrow entrance to the main corridor of the cave. The
visitors are lowered 30 m deep into the cave by means of a manual winch.
This requires some courage and makes the whole event even more attractive.
The first event of a similar kind in Logatec was recorded by
the historian Valvasor. The visitors were lowered into the cave
The cave was well known to all the natives because of its 20 - 40 m wide
and 65 - 85 m deep entrance that never ceased to stir their imagination.
The first scientist to do a research in the cave was V. Putick
in 1886. He had a wooden winch put on the entrance and was lowered
into the cave. It was a big event for the little town and remained in the
memory of the people for a long time.
The Speleologist Society Logatec
was founded in 1957 and in 1964 the first public descent
was organised. The interest of the public in such events has been growing
ever since. In 1962 the Logatec Cave was discovered and chosen for further
public tours because it seemed to be more suitable.
The first public descent took place in 1974 and in 1977 the second followed.
Since then tours have been organised annually, with the exception of 1986
when the visitors were let into the Gradišnica Cave. Usually, the event
takes place on the last Sunday in May. The day before, the speleologists
are busy marking the way to the cave and fixing the lighting inside it.
Having been lowered into the cave, the visitors can take a walk along the
main corridor which is well-lit and is almost horizontal. Under
the guidance of an experienced speleologist the visitors are invited to
see 350m of the corridor. This requires some effort, because there is no
path in the cave, but it makes the whole experience even more memorable.
5000 people have visited the cave so far and you are welcome to do so as
For further information please contact the club.
|The entrance is quite narrow, so the possibility
of somebody falling into the cave by accident is small.
It is a bell-shaped pothole, which is 30m deep and comes down
in the middle of a beautiful corridor.