Outdoor Museum Kolovrat

The Story of War and Peace in the Arms of Nature

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
Easy | 1.5‒2 hrs

The Kolovrat ridge rises above the Soča Valley and offers exceptional views over the emerald river, the Julian Alps, Slavia Friulana, the Friuli lowland and the Adriatic Sea. Today, we can enjoy the peace of unspoiled nature here, while during World War I the Kolovrat had to witness the destructive Isonzo Front. In the outdoor museum we are going to explore the onetime Italian line of defence with the preserved command posts, shooting positions, a network of trenches and caves with the impressive spiral stairs in one of them. This formerly crucial line of division is nowadays a symbol of the unifying power of remembrance, since we shall walk on both territories, the Italian and the Slovenian, while discovering the history of World War I.

Photos: (1) Matevž Lenarčič, Fundacija Poti miru; (2, 4) Jure Batagelj, Fundacija Poti miru; (3) Jošt Gantar, Turizem Dolina Soče; (5‒7) Katarina in Andrej, Kobariški muzej

Useful info

The price depends on the size of the group.
With an additional charge you can combine the visit to the outdoor museum Kolovrat with the hike along the Kolovrat Ridge (the tour lasts from 3.5 to 5.5 hours).
You can opt for extra animation that includes a soldier in a uniform and army-style lunch/snack (extra charge).
Guided tours must be booked in advance.

Assembly point: parking area at the Walk of Peace Info Point on Kolovrat

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

Hiking Biking Families Researchers
Easy | 1.5‒2 hrs

Duration

1.5‒2 hrs

Best time of year

April‒November*
* In winter time the visit is dependent upon the snow conditions.

Equipment

Trekking clothing and footwear, drinks from backpack, flashlight