Memorial Park of the Fallen Hungarian Soldiers

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
20 min.

One of the bloodiest battlefields of World War I (1914–1918) was the Isonzo Front where the Kingdom of Italy and Austria-Hungary waged war. During the battles of the Isonzo, both sides suffered enormous losses that were particularly high during the Tenth and the Eleventh Isonzo Battles which also took place in the area of today’ s monument. The soldiers fighting shoulder to shoulder for Austria-Hungary belonged to various nationalities. The number of fallen and missing soldiers of the Imperial and Royal Army and the Hungarian Royal Defence Forces exceeded the most pessimistic forecast, for on the entire Isonzo Front there were about half a million victims among them!
The memorial to the Hungarian soldiers fallen on the Isonzo Front is an integral part of a wider arrangement of the Park of Nations in the Prevala area. A walking path is to be created to connect this memorial and the one in the “Rest and Contemplation Park”. A “Slovenian platform”, dedicated to the Slovenian soldiers fallen in World War I, is going to be placed along the path as a resting spot with a view over the entire Goriška plain. Additionally, a trench and cavern with a lookout terrace will be arranged at the exit.

Photos: (1, 2) Kreadom; (2, 4) Fundacija Poti miru

Access and useful info

Access

In Solkan take the road to Sveta Gora and follow the road to the Panorama restaurant before the roundabout. The Memorial Park to the Fallen Hungarian Soldiers is located in the parking area below the restaurant.

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 Nova Gorica
Kidričeva ulica 11
SI–5000 Nova Gorica
+386 5 330 46 00, +386 41 460 217
nova-gorica@vipavskadolina.si
www.vipavskadolina.si

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
20 min.

Duration

20 min.

GPS coordinates

45.986391, 13.660818

Altitude

311 m

Best time of year

January‒December

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