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Russian chapel, Vršič, Slovenia

The Russian POWs, who were building the road across the pass of Vršič, built the wooden chapel dedicated to the memory of their own suffering and of all their numerous deceased fellow-sufferers. This little Orthodox church is restored now and is known as the Russian chapel. Close to it there is a tomb topped with a pyramid inscribed in Russian: “To the Sons of Russia”.

Slovenia, Kranjska Gora

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Non-Military Site of World War One Relevance
  • War monument


40 m2 (8 m x 5 m)

State of repair/preservation

The chapel is well preserved.

Historical WWI Context

No information available.

State of legal protection

Cultural monument of national significance


Republic of Slovenia, Gregorčičeva 20, 1000 Ljubljana

Kind of cultural use of WWI

TIC Kranjska gora



The chapel is opened just on special request. Info TIC Kranjska gora: phone: 00 386 (0)4 580 94 40

Entrance Fee

There is no entrance fee.

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

Source of the river Soča, Triglav National Park and museum in Trenta, Vršič pass, Heathen Maiden, lake Jasna, Nordic Centre Planica, Zelenci natural reserve, the Slovenian Alpine Museum, Waterfall Peričnik &


Huts: Koča na gozdu -

           Erjavčeva Koča -

           Poštarski dom -

TIC Kranjska Gora

Public Transport

During the summer saison (June-August) the bus drives between Kranjska Gora and Bovec (over Vršič pass). There is no train connection.

Further information sources

No information available.

Museums Private Collections

No information available.


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