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Outdoor Museum Kolovrat, Slovenia

On the right bank of the river Soča, between Kobarid and Tolmin, there rises a steep slope of the Kolovrat ridge from which a splendid view opens over the onetime Isonzo Front battlefield, stretching from Mt. Kanin, the Krn range to Mt. Sveta Gora; the view on the other side stretches over the Veneto region and Friuli lowland all to the Adriatic. During the First World War the Italian Army built on the Kolovrat range an extensive system of the third line of defence, called “linea d’armata”, a part of which is now arranged as the outdoor museum. It presents commanders and observation posts, machine-gun and gun positions, caves and networks of trenches. A visit to these positions is of special interest thanks to various details, such as spiral stairs in one of the caves, and also due to partly original materials which were used in the wartime. The outdoor museum Kolovrat is a trans-border museum which continues on the Italian side, too.

Slovenia, Tolmin

Type of WWI-heritage

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


6 ha

State of repair/preservation

The outdoor museum is well preserved.

Historical WWI Context

No information available.

State of legal protection

No information available.


Private and public ownership.

Kind of cultural use of WWI

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

Kobarid Museum



Open 24 hours/day throughout the year.

Entrance Fee

There is no entrance fee.

Public Transport

There is no public transport to Kolovrat outdoor museum. During the summer only a hop on-hop off bus drives there.

Further information sources

No information available.

Museums Private Collections

The Soča Region 1915–1917 Collection, Idrsko

Little Museum of the Isonzo Front Tolmin Bridgehead, Most na Soči


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