Austro-Hungarian Military Cemetery Ajdovščina

Hiking Biking Researchers Groups
20 min.

The Austro-Hungarian military cemetery in Ajdovščina lies next to the civil cemetery. It was organized already in September 1915 and was further extended in October 1916. Buried in it are soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian Army who died of wounds in the Ajdovščina hospitals. Buried in this cemetery are also soldiers who died during the Italian aerial bombing of the railway station, market area and field hospitals and their surroundings, as well as pilots who died in numerous air combats in the closer area of Ajdovščina and its surroundings. According to the data of Italian authorities that organized exhumation of soldiers from military cemeteries in the 1930s, 2,514 soldiers remain interred here.
In 1982, the cemetery was rearranged and consequently completely lost its original appearance.

 

Register of the Fallen Soldiers

Photos: (1–3) Fundacija Poti miru; (4) Archive of Mitja Močnik

Access and useful info

Access

The military cemetery Ajdovščina lies at the fringe of Ajdovščina, next to the civil cemetery. The easiest access to the cemetery is to go from Nova Gorica towards Ajdovščina; on entering the town, you come first to the sports airport and the stadium and then to the military and the civil cemeteries.

Information

Center za obiskovalce Pot miru, Kobarid
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Kobarid)
Gregorčičeva ulica 8
SI–5222 Kobarid
+386 5 389 0167, +386 31 586 296
turizem@potmiru.si, info@thewalkofpeace.com
www.thewalkofpeace.com

TIC Ajdovščina
Prešernova ulica 9
SI–5270 Ajdovščina
+386 5 365 91 40, +386 31 355 110
ajdovscina@vipavskadolina.si
www.vipavskadolina.si

Hiking Biking Researchers Groups
20 min.

Duration

20 min.

GPS coordinates

45.887536, 13.895844

Best time of year

January–December

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