Austro-Hungarian Military Cemetery Gorjansko

Hiking Biking Researchers Groups
40 min.

World War I military cemetery is situated to the northwest of the village of Gorjansko, close to the civil cemetery. Buried in the cemetery are the Austro-Hungarian soldiers who died in the nearby hospital. The monumental portion of the cemetery was completed already during the War, in July 1916. The cemetery has preserved its original appearance, except that the former three-block stone crosses and marble plates with names on the collective graves are no more to be found. According to the data of the Italian authorities that managed in the 1930s the disinterring of their soldiers buried in military cemeteries, 6,015 soldiers are buried here. The military cemetery of Gorjansko is the biggest Austro-Hungarian cemetery of World War I on the Slovenian territory. It has been very well preserved.
During the Isonzo Front it was exactly on the Kras that most of the military operations took place, which consequently brought a great number of fatalities. Numerous Austro-Hungarian military cemeteries have been preserved, e.g. in the surroundings of the village of Brje where as many as four such cemeteries can be found, then a well preserved cemetery at Dutovlje, etc.

 

Register of the Fallen Soldiers

Photos: (1) Jure Batagelj, Fundacija Poti miru; (2) Tanja Gorjan, Fundacija Poti miru; (3) Simon Kovačič, Fundacija Poti miru; (4) Archive of Fundacija Poti miru

Access and useful info

Access

The military cemetery lies at the northwestern fringe of Gorjansko, close to the civil cemetery. The easiest access to the cemetery is to go from Komen towards Gorjansko and then towards Klanec pri Komnu. In Komen, take the branch for Klanec pri Komnu, and after a few hundred metres the road will bring you to the civil cemetery, which is only some tens of metres away from 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

TIC Štanjel
Štanjel 1a
SI–6222 Štanjel
+386 5 769 00 56, +386 41 383 986
info@visitstanjel.si
https://www.visitstanjel.si/

Hiking Biking Researchers Groups
40 min.

Duration

40 min.

GPS coordinates

45.804497, 13.70894

Best time of year

January–December

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