From 2007, the most prominent remains and memorials of the Isonzo Front in the Upper Soča region have been connected into the Walk of Peace.
It is dedicated to the memory of the multitude of casualties of the First World War. Its purpose is to present to visitors the cultural-historical points of interest and natural amenities of the Upper Soča region.
Visitors center the Walk of Peace in Kobarid offers new interactive exhibition of The Walk of Peace, which is free of charge.
It starts at Log pod Mangartom, at the entrance to the mine shaft called Štoln, and it ends with the outdoor museum on Mengore hill near Most na Soči.
It is divided to five sections of different lengths and difficulty levels. During the tour it is possible to stay overnight in the settlements where the sections either start or end, and also in the mountain hut on the alp Kuhinja.
The Walk of Peace is extra marked. It mainly runs along the existing mountain and tourist paths.
For those who would like to extend their visit, the Walk can be the point of departure for more demanding tours to the nearby mountains.
Six outdoor museums:
Ravelnik - Austro-Hungarian first line of deffence
Mrzli vrh - Austro-Hungarian and Italian first lines of defence
Mengore - Austro-Hungarian first line of defenceat the Tolmin Bridgehead.
THE WALK OF PEACE FROM THE ALPS TO THE ADRIATIC The Walk of Peace interconnects the areas and people and rich cultural and natural heritage along the onetime Isonzo Front. It is a memorial to all who suffered in the time of the 1st World War and a warning against wars which should never happen again. Above all it promotes the value of peace and the opportunities for common development. Numerous remains have been left behind the front which are now perfectly restored and maintained through the efforts of various institutions and societies. Military cemeteries, caves, trenches, charnel houses, chapels, monuments, outdoor museums and other memorials – are part of significant material and non-material heritage of European history. Their testimony, mood and stories form the spine of today's Walk of Peace from the Julian Alps to the Adriatic.
The Walk is uniformly marked, suitable for hikers and bikers. Major places worth seeing are also accessible by car or bus. The Walk of Peace is a right choice for everyone who wishes to spend their leisure time actively, experience magnificent views and beauties of nature, learn about history and culture, meet the locals, experience the lifestyle of today and taste delicious local food. Recommended are guided tours, with local tourist guides.
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