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Outdoor Museum Ravelnik, Bovec, Slovenia

After the Italian occupation of Bovec in August 1915, the Austro-Hungarian Army further reinforced its first line of defence at the eastern rim of the Bovec basin, especially across two hills: Ravelnik (519 m) and Stržišče (486 m). The two elevations form a natural blockade which was changed by the Austro-Hungarian soldiers by means of fortified positions, caves and trenches to the pillar of their defence.
An outdoor museum is arranged on the slope of Mt. Ravelnik in the area of the onetime Austro-Hungarian first line of defence. A circular path connects the cleansed and restored trenches and connection tunnels, pillboxes, caves, machine-gun emplacements and reconstructed cabins. There are a lot of remains in this relatively small area.

Slovenia, Bovec

Type of WWI-heritage

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


1 ha

State of repair/preservation

Needs partial renovation/re-arrangement.

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)


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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