Dicova Voda spring, Klavze, Soca Valley
The Dicova voda spring in Klavže is considered a deep spring. The water is supposed to be coming from the depth of 700 metres. It has a constant temperature and never goes dry.
It has the same amount of water throughout the whole year and is regarded as one of the ‘good waters’. This water was used by farmers working on nearby pastures. It gave them a pleasant feeling of replenishment.
The spring with the stone arch was built by the soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army during the 1st world war. This area was the Soča front hinterland at that time and served as a base for supply units.
Following the plans and guidelines of a Territorial army soldier Alois Kern from Weinburg at Mureck (Austrian Stiria) they started constructing the spring on the 10th of July 1916. They constructed the well in only 10 days. The stone arch has a metal inscription of the year 1916.
A man’s head was also a part of the spring’s composition. It directed the flow of the water which was coming through the mouth. This is also where the spring’s name comes from. (‘Dicova’ meaning ‘male’ or ‘of man’ in Slovenian; Man’s water, translator’s remark)
A larger hospital was operating in Klavže and large stables were situated above the road in the vicinity of the spring. According to tradition soldiers and horses became sick after drinking from different springs in the area, but remained healthy and replenished after drinking from the Dicova voda spring. A military doctor working in the Klavže hospital noticed that the Dicova voda water was beneficial to the wounded, they were recovering much faster and their wounds healed more quickly. Supposedly he also sent the water to Vienna for analysis.
People are becoming more and more interested in springs. And an increasing number of visitors are also coming to drink the water.
According to dowsing measurements the Dicova voda spring has positive energetic characteristics. Its powerful energy is supposed to have an effect on all the chakras. Many people find that they recover much more quickly after drinking this water. It is commonly known that this water helps improve the condition of patients suffering from intestine or prostate related diseases.