Austro-Hungarian Military Cemetery Bukovica

Hiking Researchers
45 min.

Buried in the cemetery are 282 Austro-Hungarian soldiers, members of the Infantry Regiment no. 24, who fell in World War I in the area of Dolnja Vrtojba. Among them are also several tens of soldiers from the Home Guard Infantry Regiment no. 2 (Landwehrinfanteriereginment Linz No. 2) of Linz, Austria. The conscript area for the Infantry Regiment no. 24 (K.u.K. Infanterieregiment “Ritter von Kummer” No. 24) was in the district of Kolomea (now Kolomyia), present Ukraine. The regiment consisted of 80% of Ruthenes (Rusyns), 10% of Poles, and 10% of Germans. From September through October 1916, they fought within the scope of the 59th Infantry Brigade (59. Infanteriebrigade) in the 7th, 8th and 9th Isonzo Battles in the area between Dolnja Vrtojba and the Vipava river. The Brigade was part of XVI Corps, which was under command of colonel general Wenzel Freiherr von Wurm.

 

Register of the Fallen Soldiers

Photos: (1, 2) Fundacija Poti miru; (3, 4) Simon Kovačič

Access and useful info

Access

The military cemetery lies amidst vineyards on the northern fringe of the hamlet Bukovica. The easiest access to the cemetery is to go from Volčja Draga towards Bukovica. At the last crossroads in Bukovica, turn right and go straight for about 200 metres, then turn left to the cart track that brings you after about 200 metres to the military cemetery.

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

Center za obiskovalce Pot miru, Pomnik miru Cerje
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Monument of Peace Cerje)
Lokvica 35
SI–5291 Miren
+386 31 310 800
info@mirenkras.si
https://www.mirenkras.si/en/

Hiking Researchers
45 min.

Duration

45 min.

GPS coordinates

45.899937, 13.653808

Best time of year

January–December

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