Štoln

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
30 min.

The name of Štoln derives from the German word “der Stollen”, which means a shaft or a tunnel. It was constructed in 1905 in order to drain water from the lead and zinc mine at Cave del Predil/Rabelj/Raibl. Soon after it had been opened the miners from Log pod Mangartom began to use it as a short cut to their place of work. During World War I, Austrian soldiers placed beams above the running off water and fixed a narrow-gauge track on them. Strategically, the 4.8-kilometre-long tunnel was an extremely important transport vein which provided the safest transport of military equipment and soldiers to the front.

Photos: (1) Archive of Marko Simič; (2, 3) David Štulc Zornik, Turizem Dolina Soče; (4) Tanja Gorjan, Fundacija Poti miru

 

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. Log pod Mangartom, the military cemetery and Štoln are located 10 kilometres from Bovec.
Coming from Italy: Drive past the village of Cave del Predil/Rabelj/Raibl and Lago di Predil/Rabeljsko jezero Lake in the direction of the Predil/Predel Pass. After the pass only 7 kilometres separate you from Log pod Mangartom, the military cemetery and Štoln next to it.

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 Families Researchers Groups
30 min.

Duration

30 min.

GPS coordinates

46.404914, 13.596181

Altitude

646 m

Best time of year

January‒December

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