Tomb of the Russian POWs

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
30 min.

The tomb with a stone pyramid on top, is located next to the Russian Chapel. During road construction works in 1937, the workers came across mortal remains in the area between the Russian Chapel and the mountain hut Koča na Gozdu. The remains were moved to the tomb next to the chapel, together with the remains of the Russian victims buried in the military cemetery in Kranjska Gora. Builder Josip Slavec was then entrusted with the masonry works of the supporting walls. They also built steps leading up to the chapel and a stone pyramid with an inscription in Russian that translates as “To the Sons of Russia”.

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Photo: Simon Kovačič, Fundacija Poti miru

Access and useful info


The tomb of Russian POWs, above which stands a monument in the shape of a pyramid, is located next to the Russian Chapel. Access is possible either from Trenta or the Vršič pass, respectively, or from Kranjska Gora.


TIC Kranjska Gora
Kolodvorska ulica 1c
SI–4280 Kranjska Gora
+386 4 580 94 40

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,

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
30 min.


30 min.

GPS coordinates

46.442615, 13.767688

Best time of year


*A visit to the tomb in winter time depends on the weather and Trenta–Kranjska Gora road conditions.