Articles associated with - Kobarid

WWI Isonzo Front, the Soča Valley, Slovenia

14-Oct-2009
Memorial on Batognica

Memorial on Batognica

World War One began on 28 July 1914, when the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia.  Two opposing blocks entered the war, The Allies, composed of France, Great Britain and Russia on one side and the Central Powers of Germany, Austro-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey on the other.  At this stage Italy had not entered the war, remaining   … Read the rest

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16. Kobarid Historical Walk

05-Oct-2009
River Soča, near Kobarid, Slovenia

River Soča, near Kobarid, Slovenia

Walk 16 – The Kobarid Historical Walk, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Following the Kobarid Historical Walk, we visit along the way the Italian Charnel House on the Hill of St Anthony and Tonocov Grad, a hilltop site used as a place of refuge and settlement over the centuries. The walk passes through   … Read the rest

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17. Stol, a mountain walk from Kobarid

05-Oct-2009

Walk 17 – an ascent of Stol from Kobarid, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Climbing from the very centre of Kobarid this lengthy walk follows a long ridge up to the distant summit of Stol. It makes for a full day but, with fine weather, the glorious views of the Julian Alps are ample reward.

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Kobarid, Slovenia

04-Oct-2009
The Charnel House and Sv Anton, Kobarid

The Charnel House and Sv Anton, Kobarid

Kobarid, forever to be associated with WWI and the battles of the Isonzo Front, is a small town sitting a little above the River Soča and at the base of steep wooded mountains. Close to the border, Kobarid has a distinct Italian flavour. The Soča Valley narrows immediately to the north of   … Read the rest

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