Opening hours

April - September
Every day, 9:00 - 18:00
 

October - March
Every day, 10:00 - 17:00

 

THE MUSEUM IS OPEN EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!

PRICE LIST

TICKETS

6 € Adults
4 € Pensioner
4 € Students (University, Secondary levels)
2,5 € Schoolchildren
 

GUIDED TOURS IN THE MUSEUM
20 € per hour for groups smaller than 15 persons 

GUIDED TOURS OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM
25 € per hour per group


 

guided tours of former battlefields

The Kobarid Museum organizes guided tours through the areas of the onetime battlefields of the Isonzo Front. You are accompanied by a properly qualified guide. Preparing the tour, we always take into consideration individual preferences of visitors. Stated below are some of the most frequent tours chosen by our visitors, but we can also organize guiding for optional tours not stated below. The guiding service is charged according the current price list.

TOUR NO. 1 - MT. KRN, MT. BATOGNICA

TOUR NO. 2 - THE RIDGE OF KAL - MT. KRNČICA

TOUR NO. 3 - ROMMEL'S ROUTE

TOUR NO. 3A - THE RIDGE OF KOLOVRAT - MT. NA GRADU

TOUR NO. 4 - MT. MRZLI VRH

 

TOUR NO. 1 - MT. KRN, MT. BATOGNICA

Departure: from the alp of Planina Kuhinja (1000 m), then to Mt. Krn (2244 m), Mt. Škrbina (2058 m), Mt. Batognica (2163 m), the saddle Prag (2068 m), Lužnica valley (1800 m), Planina Kuhinja

Vertical drop: 1400 m - VERY DEMANDING TOUR

Time required: 7-8 hours

Equipment: mountaineering clothing and footwear, trekking poles, extra clothing, helmet, helmet-lamp, food, drinking water (2 l/person). Good physical condition in mountaineering is required. During the summer season food is available and overnight stay possible at Planina Kuhinja and in the mountain hut "Gomiščkovo zavetišče" just below the top of Mt. Krn.

Tour description: The alp of Planina Kuhinja is accessible by car or van. Then, ascending the south slopes along a mountain track and a former "mule track", which crosses alpine pastures and the southeast Krn slope, we reach the top of Mt. Krn. During the First World War, the mountain was conquered by the alpini of Exilles Battalion who kept control over it as well as over the west part of Mt. Batognica all until the 12th Isonzo Battle. They fortified the summit with trenches and gun emplacement caves. Mt. Batognica became a scene of fierce battles on the high-mountain karst. Positions of the two adversary armies were only 15 meters apart here. The battles ended with the war of mines when 4100 kg of explosive exploded. Four large craters, still visible today, resulted from this. Thanks to its geological composition (horizontal stratification), the mountain was suitable for drilling caves and tunnels. Some of them can still be visited today. Attention: there is danger of falling rocks!!! THE USE OF HELMET AND HELMET-LAMP REQUIRED! The best to be visited is the Austrian tunnel - Kavernenhof - which was the entrance to the subterranean system. After crossing the saddle of Prag, we start descending to the (lower lying) lake Jezero v Lužnici. From the saddle of Prag it is also possible to climb Mt. Vrh nad Peski (2178 m), visit the Austrian rear positions and the monument at Peski, and then descend to Jezero v Lužnici past Škofič, Rdeči rob and Leskovški vrh. The tour back to our point of departure leads us past an ethnological monument - the pasture alp of Leskovec, which was damaged badly in the earthquake of 1998 and has been abandoned since then.
We descend to the point of departure by crossing one of the most typical lateral moraines made by the Soča glacier. On this tour, we shall meet the rich variety of alpine vegetation and, with a bit of luck, we can see a chamois, rock goat, marmot, eagle, or white-head vulture.

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TOUR NO. 2 - THE RIDGE OF KAL - MT. KRNČICA

Departure: from Drežniške Ravne (575 m), then to the alp of Planina Zaprikraj (1205 m), the alp of Planina Predolina (1300 m), Mt. Kal (1700 m), Mt. Vršič (1787 m), Mt. Oblo brdo (1957 m), Mt. Vrata (1938 m), Mt. Krnčica (2142 m), Drežniške Ravne

Vertical drop: 1500 m - VERY DEMANDING TOUR

Time required: 8-10 hours

In case of departure from Planina Zapleč: vertical drop - 1000 m;

Time required: 6-7 hours

Equipment: mountaineering clothing and footwear, trekking poles, extra clothing, helmet-lamp, food, drinking water (2 l/person) Good physical condition in mountaineering is required.
During the pasturing season, drinking water, cottage cheese and cheese available at Planina Zaprikraj.

Tour description: Access by car to the drinking trough above Drežniške Ravne, then follow 6 kms of bad macadam road to the alp of Planina Zapleč. Land-rovers recommended. There is only a 10-minute walk to Planina Zaprikraj from the entering point to the Triglav National Park, and 15 minutes more to the restored positions of the 2nd Italian Army line above the alp of Planina Predolina. Here we can see fortified positions, fortifications, numerous caves, remains of buildings and memorial sites (abandoned graveyard at Planina Zapleč, a monument, etc.). Then we ascend along a mule track up to Mt. Kal (the war of mines!) and along a pointed ridge, which was conquered by the alpini troops as early as 31 May 1915, up to the top of Mt. Krnčica. Along the path we come upon numerous remains of buildings, fortified positions, gun emplacements (Oblo brdo) and even tunnels - all to Mt. Krnčica peak. On these superb panoramic positions Italian soldiers had a splendid control over the lower lying positions of the defenders deployed above the alp of Planina Zagreben and on Mt. Lemež. Apart from the Kaninski Podi plateaus, it is difficult to find a better example of high-mountain karst than that just below the north face of Mt. Krnčica (V Laštah). A rich variety of alpine vegetation and animals can be seen throughout the tour.
The alp of Planina Zaprikraj is the point of departure for a slightly less demanding tour to Mt. Krasji Vrh (1773 m) and Mt. Debeljak (1628 m). This tour is included in the programs of the Triglav National Park and of the Kobarid Museum. Time required: 5-6 hours.

Kal - KrnčicaMuzej Zaprikraj

 

 

 

 

 

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TOUR NO. 3 - ROMMEL'S ROUTE

Departure: from the German charnel house near Tolmin or the village of Volče (200 m), then to Hlevnik (866 m), the alp of Kovačičeva Planina, Mt. Na gradu (1114 m), Mt. Nagnoj (1192 m)

Vertical drop: 1000 m - a tour of medium difficulty

Time required: 5-6 hours


Equipment: mountaineering clothing and footwear, trekking poles, helmet-lamp, extra clothing, drinking water (2 l/person). Drinking water is available at Kovačičeva Planina and at the Volče hunters' cabin.

Tour description: The tour was described by Erwin Rommel himself; see the chapter on the breakthrough near Tolmin in his book Infanterie greift an (Infantry Attacks). The tour starts at the German charnel house at the confluence of the Soča and the Tolminka, or in the village of Volče. We walk along the old track towards the hamlet of Foni. At midway point we turn sharply uphill and climb to the crossing with the macadam road Volče - Solarji, then we follow the ridge path, passing by the ruins of St. James's church, the alp of Kovačičeva Planina and the hunters' cabin, until we reach the "1114 point" - Na gradu. There is an outdoor museum here, i.e. partly restored trenches of the 3rd Italian Army line. The methods of fortifying trenches are displayed which were used in this area by the Italian Army. Some original material has been used for the restoration: concrete loopholes, wire networks, tin roofing, etc. On the "1114 point", a panoramic view opens over the valley of the Soča, the Kanin range, Mt. Krn, Mt. Mrzli Vrh, the Banjška Planota plateau, the Friuli lowland, the Adriatic, and northward to Mt. Matajur and Mt. Stol. The tour can end on Mt. Nagnoj (1192 m), Mt. Kuk (1245 m), or even on the top of Mt. Matajur (1642), just like Erwin Rommel did with his troop on 26 October 1917.
The tour runs through the range of mountains of medium height which have, except for the upper parts, already been overgrown with wood. The tour is very demanding in view of orientation, therefore a guide is essential.

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TOUR NO. 3A - THE RIDGE OF KOLOVRAT - MT. NA GRADU


Departure: From Kobarid

Time Required: 3 hours

Tour description: a drive from Kobarid to Idrsko and then uphill to Livek, Livške Ravne and along the ridge of Kolovrat to the outdoor museum beneath the "1114 point" - Na gradu (See description of tour no. 3). The tour is particularly recommended to visitors who have only a short time available for sightseeing and who travel  by car.

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TOUR NO. 4 - MT. MRZLI VRH

Departure: from the village of Krn (840 m), then to the alp of Planina Pretovč and Mt. Mrzli Vrh (1358 m)

Vertical drop: 500 m - easy tour

Time required: 4 hours

Equipment: trekking footwear, hand lamp

Tour description: By car to the village of Krn, then on foot past homesteads and meadows to the forest path that gently ascends through a forest below the alp of Sleme up to the alp of Planina Pretovč. From there the former battlefield is accessible at the upper section of Mt. Mrzli Vrh. There are two alternatives for the sightseeing tour.

One starts at Planina Pretovč, from where we ascend southwards to a 150 m higher level with a series of spacious Austro-Hungarian caverns drilled in the rock. A few meters from the entrance to the easternmost one an altar stands which was dedicated by the Hungarian soldiers to the Virgin Mary. The one-time connecting trenches at the entrances to the caves run westwards and upwards to the first Austro-Hungarian line of defence. The line descended from the top of the mountain towards Planina Pretovč, following the round ridge which separates the pastures of Planina Pretovč from those of the alp of Planina Lapoč in the west. The Italian troops conquered the entire area of Planina Lapoč - all to the above mentioned ridge- already in the first month of battles, but afterwards kept attacking Austro-Hungarian positions unsuccessfully for as much as 28 months. Upon our descent to Planina Lapoč we can have a look at numerous caves and remains of Italian positions and then, following the track, we return to Planina Pretovč. The sightseeing tour of the area can also be made in the opposite direction, and we can climb the hill within a few minutes.
An alternative tour can be longer - even a whole day long - if you decide on a more extensive viewing of the remains: climbing up Mt. Vodel Vrh above Tolmin or climbing up Mt. Visoč Vrh, visiting the alp of Sleme and returning to the point of departure across the Krn alps. The same applies to the ascent to the mountain across a former battlefield, with the starting point in the village of Gabrje.
The battlefield on Mt. Mrzli Vrh was the bloodiest of all in the upper Soča Region, since the most extensive and fiercest battles took place on it. The Austro-Hungarian troops held control over the battlefield from higher positions so that Italian attacks, with enormous casualties, were doomed to failure. A moving testimony to these events is the church of the Holy Spirit on the Javorca plateau at the foot of the mountain in the valley of the Tolminka. It was built by the Austro-Hungarian soldiers in 1916 to the memory of their killed comrades.
Like the rest of the tours in the Krn mountains, this one too excels at splendid panoramic views. During the rather short time of access the visitors have a splendid survey of the entire battlefield from Mt. Krn to the Tolmin bridgehead.

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