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Outdoor museum Mrzli vrh, Slovenia

Above the valley of the Soča, on its left bank near Tolmin, the steep slope of Mt. Mrzli vrh (1359 m) rises. In the First World War, it figured as one of the key points in the Austro-Hungarian defence of the Tolmin bridgehead.
The ridge of Mt. Mrzli vrh is densely crisscrossed by numerous trenches and caves of the two belligerent sides. Just below the top of the mountain, in its north-eastern slope, the Austro-Hungarian Army hollowed roomy caves. In one of them a concrete altar was erected by the Hungarian soldiers in 1917.
The remains of the Austro-Hungarian and Italian first lines of defence on Mt. Mrzli vrh are connected with a circular path which runs past two still active alps, Pretovč and Lapoč.
A beautiful view opens from Mt. Mrzli vrh over the onetime battlefield of the Isonzo Front.
Just below the top of Mt. Mrzli vrh there is a restored monument on the onetime Austro-Hungarian military cemetery.

Slovenia, Tolmin

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Trench-system
  • Other military building or facility
  • War monument


No information available.

State of repair/preservation

No information available.

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 Walk 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

Triglav National Park

Birth house of the poet Simon Gregorčič

Birth house of the historian Simon Rutar

the hermit`s cave

mountain pastures Kuhinja, Zaslap, Sleme, Leskovca, Pretovč, Medrje...

chapel Bes on Planica

TIC Tolmin


Public Transport

Nearest bus stop is in the center of village Ladra (25 km away) in the direction of Kobarid. In the direction of Tolmin the nearest bus stop is in the center of Tolmin (20 km away).

Further information sources

The Walk of Peace Visitor Center

Museums Private Collections

Kobariški muzej, Gregorčičeva ulica 10, 5222 Kobarid


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