Železna jama

Iron Cave

Useful Information

Location: Near Domžale and Krumperk Castle. (46° 08'11.72" N, 14° 38'19.64" E)
Open: Alll year Sun 14-15.
Fee: Adults EUR 3, Children EUR 2.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=70 m, VR=20 m.
Guided tours:
Bibliography: Tone Novak, Jožica Sambol, Franc Janžekovič (2004): Faunal dynamics in the Železna jama cave, in Acta carsologica, 2004, Volume 33, Issue 2
Dusan Petrovic (2009): 3D Model of Zelezna Jama Cave Generated from Laser Scanning Data and Geodetic Measurements, True-3D in Cartography, 1st International Conference on 3D Maps, August 24 - 28, 2009, Dresden, Germany
Address: Gostišce Jamarski, Gorjuši pri Domžalah, Tel: 01-7241-577. E-mail:
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1961 Simon Robic Society for Cave Research founded.
01-SEP-1963 cave opened to the public.


The Železna jama (Iron Cave) is the most visited cave in Central Slovenia. It is open as a show cave since 1963 and managed by the local caving club, the Društvo za raziskovanje jam Simon Robič Domžale (Simon Robič Speleological Society). It was discovered through a pothole, which had a horizontal passage at its foot. To develop the cave an artifcial entrance was dug. The cave is rather small, only 70 m long. It has has two chambers called Prva dvorana and Druga dvorana.

The Domžale–Moravče area is an isolated karst, a small patch of Cretaceous shell limestone of only a few square kilometres. It is located northeast of the Slovenian Capital Ljubljana.

The entrance building Jamarski dom (cave house) is also used as a restaurants, suitable for up to 200 guests. It is also home to the speleothem collection of Franc Hohenwart, which originates in the 18th century and was donated by the Natural History Museum in Ljubljana. And finally there is an exhibition on straw-hat making in Domžale since the beginning of the 18th century. It was relocated from the nearby Krumperk Castle to prevent its decay.