Austro-Hungarian Military Cemetery Volčja Draga

Hiking Biking Researchers
30 min.

Buried in the Austro-Hungarian military cemetery in Volčja Draga are mainly soldiers of the 76th Infantry Regiment of Sopron (Hungary). The central monument in the shape of a pyramid was erected to their memory and bears the mark of the regiment, i.e. IR76, and two inscriptions, one in Hungarian, “Szeretetünk hálánk jeléül“ (As a sign of our love and gratitude), another in German “Euch Ihr Helden in Dankbarkeit” (To our heroes with gratitude). Most of these soldiers fell during the Tenth and Eleventh Isonzo Battles which took place in the vicinity (Vrtojba‒Bilje hills). The original war cemetery was much smaller, but after the war the Italian authorities transferred mortal remains of soldiers from nearby minor cemeteries to this cemetery as well. According to the records of that time, 1,094 Austro-Hungarian soldiers are buried here.

 

Register of the Fallen Soldiers

Photos: Fundacija Poti miru

Access and useful info

Access

If you are coming from Šempeter pri Gorici, the military cemetery lies along the main road a few metres before the local signboard Volčja Draga.

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 Researchers
30 min.

Duration

30 min.

GPS coordinates

45.912027, 13.669948

Best time of year

January–December

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