Austro-Hungarian Military Cemetery Soča

Hiking Biking Researchers Groups
20 min.

The military cemetery of the Austro-Hungarian soldiers fallen in World War I lies behind the little church of St. Joseph and the civil cemetery at Soča village. On the slope above the cemetery a large cross made of stones is dedicated to the fallen soldiers, with a grenade fixed on a rock above it. The original Austro-Hungarian hospital cemetery was extended after the war. More than 1,400 soldiers and POWs are buried in it.


360° Surround Photography by Boštjan Burger

Register of the Fallen Soldiers

Photos: (1–3) Schirra/Giraldi, PromoTurismoFVG; (4) Archive of Društvo soška fronta

Access and useful info


You can reach the village of Soča from Bovec (10.5 km) or over the Vršič Pass (22.5 km). The military cemetery lies behind the church of St. Joseph and the public cemetery.


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,

TIC Bovec
Trg golobarskih žrtev 47
SI–5230 Bovec
+386 5 3029 647

Info središče čezmejne Ekoregije Julijske Alpe
(Infocentre of the Julian Alps Crossborder Ecoregion)
Na Logu v Trenti
SI–5232 Soča
+386 5 388 93 30

Hiking Biking Researchers Groups
20 min.


20 min.

GPS coordinates

46.342551, 13.666434

Best time of year


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