Austro-Hungarian Military Cemetery Log pod Mangartom

Hiking Biking Researchers Groups
30 min.

The Austro-Hungarian cemetery from World War I is one of the best preserved military cemeteries in Slovenia of that time. The valley of the Koritnica was sufficiently remote from the direct fights, so that the cemetery was arranged already in the first year of the war. The most numerous are the graves of the soldiers of the 4th Bosnian-Herzegovinian Infantry Regiment (BHIR 4). Today, all the graves are marked with crosses or nišans, the typical Muslim headstones, all furnished with tablets inscribed with the names of the killed soldiers. In the centre of the cemetery stands a colossal monument, a work by Ladislav Kofránek of Prague, which was already erected during the war and dedicated to the defenders of Mt. Rombon. It features a pair of soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian Army, with their eyes fixed on the peak of Mt. Rombon, where the majority of those who are buried here were killed. Engraved into the monument are abbreviations of the Austro-Hungarian units that fought in this area and a dedicatory inscription to the brave defenders of Mt. Rombon, in German, Serbo-Croatian and Slovenian languages. A little more than 800 soldiers rest in the cemetery.

 

360° Surround Photography by Boštjan Burger

Register of the Fallen Soldiers

Photos: (1) David Štulc Zornik, Turizem Dolina Soče; (2, 3) Fundacija Poti miru; (4) David Erik Pipan

 

Guided Tour Programme:

The Austro-Hungarian Guards of Bovec Area

Access and useful info

Access

Coming from Bovec: From Bovec drive towards the Predel/Predil Pass. 10 kilometres separate you from Log pod Mangartom and the cemetery.
Coming from Italy: Drive past Cave del Predil/Rabelj/Raibl and Lago di Predil/Rabeljsko jezero in the direction of Predil/Predel. After crossing the pass, 7 kilometres separate you from Log pod Mangartom and 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 Bovec
Trg golobarskih žrtev 22
SI–5230 Bovec
+386 5 384 19 19
info.bovec@dolina-soce.si
www.soca-valley.com

Hiking Biking Researchers Groups
30 min.

Duration

30 min.

GPS coordinates

46.404875, 13.597923

Best time of year

March–November*

*If the military cemetery is not covered with snow, you can also visit it during winter time.

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