Kras

Underground Secrets of Caves

Hiking Families Researchers Groups
Easy | 4 hrs

Venture out on a four-hour journey through the events of World War I, which left the area of the Isonzo Front and Kras devastated and is now considered a heritage of European importance. Discover the stone throne of General Boroević and the underground supply area in the Pečinka Cave. All war heritage, preserved at original locations, is part of the Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic trail. The price includes admission, guidance, coffee and a snack at Okrepčevalnica Cerje bar.

The historical experience starts with the viewing of the film War on the Kras (1915‒1918) at the Monument of Peace Cerje and continues with a guided walk through history. The stone fortress is like a time machine that represents different periods in Slovenia, including both World Wars and the Slovenian war for independence. The panoramic platform symbolises the bright future.
Descend back to the ground from the top of the Monument of Peace, where a lot of Slovenian soldiers lost their lives during WW1. The next exciting stop is the Throne of Boroević, dedicated to the famous general of the Austro-Hungarian Army.
Then descend below the ground where you can find the Pečinka Cave that is 22 metres deep and 150 metres long. The remains of prehistoric civilisations were discovered in the cave which today tells the story of World War I. The Austro-Hungarian army founded a caving and construction section of 500 people who worked to exploit the natural caves and precipices. They researched and arranged more than one hundred caves. During the Isonzo Front the Pečinka Cave served as shelter for soldiers. It was first occupied by the Austro-Hungarian Army, but during the Ninth Isonzo Battle at the beginning of November 1916 it passed into the hands of the Italian troops and remained in their possession until November 1917 when the battles on the Isonzo Front ended after 29 months. The circular tour concludes at the Monument of Peace, where you can enjoy the beautiful views and nature that surrounds the Monument while having a cup of coffee and a snack.

 

Photos: (1, 4) Schirra/Giraldi, PromoTurismoFVG; (2, 3) Peter Pertl; (5) Simon Kovačič, Fundacija Poti miru; (6) Matevž Lenarčič, Fundacija Poti miru; (7) Jošt Gantar, Miren Kras

Useful info

The price depends on the size of the group.
The price includes admission, guidance, coffee and snack at Okrepčevalnica Cerje bar.

The cave is not accessible for disabled people and can’t be visited in rain.

Assembly point: Monument of Peace Cerje

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 Families Researchers Groups
Easy | 4 hrs

Duration

4 hrs

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