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Outdoor Museum Čelo, Bovec, Slovenia

The outdoor museum Čelo represents gun fortification which was built in the spring of 1915 by the Austro-Hungarian Army on the slope of Mt. Svinjak just before the Italian–Austro-Hungarian encounter. The fortification was part of the Bovec blockade system (Sperre Flitsch) that played an important role in the defence of the valley, part of the front line in the Bovec area.
The main part of the fortification consists of 200-metre long trench with masoned walls which connects two gun positions with a kitchen, an observation post, two dormitories for 40 men, and a shelter for 20 soldiers. The trench had 150 crenels for riflemen. A beautiful view is offered on Čelo over the Bovec basin, Mt. Rombon and the other surrounding mountains.

Slovenia, Bovec

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Trench-system
  • Military Infrastructure
  • Military Fortification
  • Other military building or facility


4800 m2 (80 m x 60 m)

State of repair/preservation

The outdoor museum is well preserved.

Historical WWI Context

No information available.

State of legal protection

No information available.


No information available.

Kind of cultural use of WWI

Ustanova "Fundacija Poti miru v Posočju" (The Walks of Peace in the Soča Region Foundation)


Open 24 hours/day throughout the year.

Entrance Fee

There is no entrance fee.

Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby

Further information sources

No information available.

Museums Private Collections

Private Museum Collections in Bovec: Little Museum of the Isonzo Front, A Farewell to Arms Collection, Collection of Ivo Ivančič


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