Zgornja Savinjska Dolina

Potočka zijalka

Is an archaeological- palaeontological cave, where bear’s skeletons and 30,000-year-old tools of a Stone Age man were discovered. It is the site where worlds second oldest suture was found.

Stone Temple

Potočka zijalka (Potočka zijavka) is an important cave site at 1675 meters above sea level on the slopes of Olševa. In this 104 m long and 40 m wide cave, Ice Age hunters left behind lances, needles, scissors and other tools, mostly made from bones of a cave bears. Every year, at the end of winter, Potočka zijalka is decorated with ice stalagmites that that reach up to 2m in height, creating a unique fairy-tale ambience with a magnificent view of the Logarska Valley and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. A permanent exhibition on the life of stone hunters can be found at the Firšt restaurant, before Logarska Valley.

Cavetours, the mysterious cave world of the Savinja Valley and neighbouring Austria

The Savinja valley and the Austrian countryside are covered with underground caves. Friendship and good cooperation with neighbouring Železno Kaplo in Austria led to the Cavetours project, allowing you to experience the cave systems of both countries. The Austrian Obir Stalagmites Caves with an 800 m long underground world are truly inspiring.

Access to the Potočka zijalka cave:

In Solčava continue in the direction of Podolševa, Solčava panoramic road and the church of St. Duha. The starting point for the trip is at the Rogar farm. You will need an hour to cover approximately 500m in altitude.


Information – Potočka zijalka

Center Rinka
Solčava 29
SI-3335 Solčava
t: +386 (0)3 839 0710
e: info@solcavsko.info , www.solcavsko.info