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Kobarid
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LTO Sotočje
Trg svobode 16, 5222 Kobarid
++386 (0)5 380 04 90
1500
Population
234 m
Height above sea level
Average summer temperature: 23 °C
Average winter temperature: 5 °C
No. of sunny days per year: 150
No. of rainy days per year: 100
Description and Location
Kobarid is a small and amiable little town, which is situated at the historic crossroads of important routes running through Posočje (Soča Valley) towards Furlanija (Friuli). Kobarid's surrounding includes Breginjski kot, Livško, Trnovo ob Soči – kayak centre along the most striking part of the Soča River  – and the wonderful mountain villages under Mt. Krn (Drežnica, Vrsno and Krn).

History
Numerous archaeological sites – an Iron Age burial ground and findings from antiquity – bear witness to the rich life and strategic importance of this town in ancient times.

Perhaps the greatest event imprinted on the history of Kobarid took place during World War I, when during the 12th Soča Battle Austrian troops, supported by Germans, successfully broke through the front lines. The story recounting the town’s history and, in particular, events related to the Isonzo Front, are presented in the Kobarid Museum, voted Best European Museum for the year 1993.
The exhibits, the large reliefs of the surrounding mountains, the rich photographic material and mlutivision projections offer a sensitive narrative of those hard and bloody days near the Soča. Part of the events connected to the Soča Front were described in his famous novel A Farewell to Arms by then American war correspondent Ernest Hemingway.


The Kobarid historical trail is fascinating and instructive, leading us through time and the natural beauties of the surrounding environment. The circular trail is 5 km long.

Kobarid is the town in Slovenia that can boast the highest number of excellent restaurants in one single place. Even for the fussiest lovers of good food and excellent wine, a visit to Kobarid will be a great experience. They are linked together in Kobarid gastronomic circle.

Like the other places along the Soča Valley, this too boasts an exceptional natural heritage and a broad range of possibilities for enjoying an active holiday. Rafting, kayaking, hydrospeed, mountain biking, paragliding, hiking and hill walking, fly fishing – in fact everyone can find just what they want to do.

 


Automobiles : You can get to the Kobarid area from the Štajerska region through Ljubljana, Idrija and Tolmin, through the Gorenjska region over the Vršič Pass and through Bovec or through Škofja Loka via Sorica or Kladje. From the Primorska area there is access through Nova Gorica. From Italy one can cross the border at Vrtojba in Nova Gorica or at Robič in Kobarid. 
Railway : The train goes from Ljubljana through Jesenice and along the narrow Baška Grapa to Most na Soči. From there it is another 20 km to Kobarid. There is also a car-train Bohinjska Bistrica - Podbrdo - Most na Soči 
Bus : There is a bus route for Ljubljana - Bovec and for Bovec - Nova Gorica 


Post Office : Pošta Slovenije d.o.o Kobarid 
Markova ulica 18 
++386 5 384 12 20 
Medical center : Zdravstveni dom Kobarid 
Trg svobode 3A 
++386 5 388 50 59 
GPS Northing (N) : 46,2454 
GPS Easting (E) : 13,5784 
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Publications

Kobariška zgodovinska pot

 

Reka Nadiža in Breginjski kot

 

Dežela žive vode: Kobarid in Tolmin

 

Land of living water - general catalogue Kobarid and Tolmin

 

Nadiza River and Breginjski kot

 

Kobarid historical trail

 

Der Historische Lehrpfad

 

Nadiza Fluss und Breginjski kot

 

Land lebendigen Wassers: Kobarid und Tolmin

 

Terra delle acque vive: Kobarid e Tolmin

 

Il fiume Nadiza e Breginjski kot

 

L'itinerario storico di Caporetto

 

Le chemin historique de Kobarid

 

La rivière Nadiza

 

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