In 1916, a military cemetery was arranged at Loče near Tolmin for the Austro-Hungarian soldiers who had fallen in the battles fought in the area between Mt. Vodel and Mt. Krn. Among them were also Italian and German soldiers, but were transferred by the Italians, or the Germans respectively, in the years 1938–39. Concreate headstones are symbolically placed across the cemetery and do not mark the actual graves. Only special stone headstones mark the actual graves. In the centre of the cemetery stands a monument in the form of a pyramid. It is dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the 30th Infantry Regiment of the Imperial-and-Royal Army (KuK IR n. 30). More than 3,000 fallen soldiers rest in this cemetery.
Register of the Fallen Soldiers
The military cemetery Loče lies on a terrace by the Tolminka River at the fringe of the town Tolmin. The easiest access to the military cemetery is to take the direction from Tolmin towards Poljubinj. After the main traffic lights, go straight towards Poljubinj, after less than 500 metres, just before a sharp right turn, choose the left branch, the Brežič Street. After a good 100 metres turn right at the junction and go on until reaching a larger meadow, where the military cemetery is located on the right side of the road.
Center za obiskovalce Pot miru, Kobarid
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Kobarid)
Gregorčičeva ulica 8
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