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First World War Military Cemetery Solkan, Slovenia

The Austro-Hungarian First World War military cemetery lies on the left bank of the Soča, just by the railway, between Solkan and the railway bridge across the Soča. Buried in the cemetery are the Austro-Hungarian solders who fell on the Gorizia bridgehead during the initial six Isonzo battles (until August 1916, when the Italian army conquered Mt. Sabotin). The original wartime layout of the cemetery has mainly been preserved, with the exception of the extreme edge of the inclination towards the Soča, which has been altered because it collapsed during the bombing of the railway and the Solkan bridge in the Second World War. Supposedly, 5103 soldiers were buried in the original cemetery. In the 1930s, the cemetery was enlarged since mortal remains of the Austro-Hungarian soldiers were transferred to it from the abandoned Italian military cemeteries. A central monument and a tomb of unknown soldiers are also an integral part of the cemetery.

Slovenia, Mestna občina Nova Gorica

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Military cemetery

Dimensions

2000 m (30 m x 60-70m)

State of repair/preservation

The cemetery is well preserved.

Historical WWI Context

No information available.

 

State of legal protection

Cultural monument of local significance.

Owner

Mestna občina Nova Gorica (Municipality of Nova Gorica)

Kind of cultural use of WWI

Ustanova «Fundacija Poti miru v Posočju» (The Walks of Peace in the Soča Region Foundation), www.potmiru.si

Društvo soška fronta (Association Isonzo Front), http://drustvo-soskafronta.si/index.php

Opening

Open 24 hours/day throughout the year.

Entrance Fee

There is no entrance fee.

Accomodation

Public Transport

The nearest bus stop is just 250 m away, the nearest train station is 1 km away.

Further information sources

Other heritage sites nearby

Museums Private Collections

Museum of Nova Gorica: http://www.goriskimuzej.si/

Permanent exhibition of the association Isonzo Front (Društvo soška fronta) "Šempeter and the surroundings during First World War" 

Location

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