Austro-Hungarian Military Cemetery Trenta

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15 min.

Buried in the Austro-Hungarian cemetery are about 200 soldiers who died in the field hospital in Trenta and also the Russian POWs who died during the construction of a supply road across the pass of Vršič. The construction of the road from Kranjska Gora across the pass of Vršič (1,611 m) to Trenta begun at the beginning of May 1915, when it was already clear that Italy was going to declare war on Austria-Hungary. 12,000 Russian POWs captured on the Eastern Front were transported to the site in order to build the road, which required superhuman efforts.


Register of the Fallen Soldiers

Photos: Simon Kovačič, Fundacija Poti miru

Access and useful info


You can reach the military cemetery from Bovec (21.4 km) or over the Vršič Pass (10.8 km). The military cemetery lies behind the public cemetery.


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,

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

Info središče čezmejne Ekoregije Julijske Alpe
(Infocentre of the Julian Alps Crossborder Ecoregion)
Na Logu v Trenti
SI–5232 Soča
+386 5 388 93 30

Hiking Biking Researchers Groups
15 min.


15 min.

GPS coordinates

46.391856, 13.745506

Best time of year


*If the military cemetery is not covered with snow, you can also visit it during winter time.