Austro-Hungarian Military Cemetery Solkan

Hiking Researchers Groups
45 min.

The military cemetery of World War I lies on the left bank of the Soča (Isonzo) next to the railway, between Solkan and the railway bridge across the Soča. Buried in this cemetery are Austro-Hungarian soldiers who fell at the Gorizia bridgehead during the first six Isonzo Battles (until August 1916, when the Italian Army conquered Gorizia/Gorica). In the original cemetery 5,103 soldiers were reportedly buried. In the 1930’s the cemetery was extended because the remains of Austro-Hungarian soldiers from the abandoned Italian military cemeteries were transferred to it. The original form of the cemetery has been preserved, such as it was during the war, only the extreme edge of the embankment towards the Soča was altered because it collapsed during the bombing of the railway and Solkan Bridge during World War II. There are also a central monument and a tomb of unidentified soldiers in the cemetery.

 

Register of the Fallen Soldiers

Photos: (1, 2) Jernej Bric, Fundacija Poti miru; (3) Fundacija Poti miru; (4) Archive of Mitja Juren

Access and useful info

Access

The military cemetery Solkan lies next to the railway line between Solkan and the railway bridge over the Soča River. The cemetery is most easily accessible from the Solkan parking area (in the vicinity of the bridge leading to the Brda hills) where you take a walk along the footpath passing under the nearby bridge and reaching the railway; from there on, the path runs parallel to the railway line so that reasonable precaution is required and a walk at a reasonable distance from the tracks, northwards to the nearby cemetery, which lies about 200 metres away.

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 Researchers Groups
45 min.

Duration

45 min.

GPS coordinates

45.976853, 13.650232

Best time of year

January–December

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