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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


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.


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

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

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
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GPS coordinates

46.404914, 13.596181


646 m

Best time of year