Fortified Positions

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Easy | 1 hr

A path leading from the fortified settlement Tonocov grad to the river Soča was already used by the natives in the past and was partly completed by the Italian soldiers during World War I. The Italian Army built three defence lines. A part of the 3rd defence line ran along both banks of the Soča river. The historic path leads through trenches and fortified positions used to defend the passage over the Soča river. You can visit the machine gun nest, the lookout point and the cave. The latter was part of a set of bunkers organised into a system of round defence.

Text: Leaflet Kobarid ‒ The Kobarid Historical Trail
Photos: Schirra/Giraldi, PromoTurismoFVG


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From Kobarid you drive in the direction of Drežnica and park your car on the other side of Napoleon’s Bridge. From here you continue on foot in the direction of the Kozjak Waterfall. After 900 metres of easy walking you will reach the remains of the defence line. When you reach the footbridge over Soča, climb up a flight of stairs on the right side. After walking along the defence line you can descend down the other side and also visit the Kozjak Waterfall.


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,

Kobariški muzej
Gregorčičeva ulica 10
SI‒5222 Kobarid
+386 5 389 00 00, +386 41 714 072

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Easy | 1 hr


1 hr

GPS coordinates

46.256403, 13.587942


249 m

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