We recommend to visit the channels of the Tolminka river. Take the road about 1 km from Tolmin to Zatolmin, follow the “Tolminska korita” signs, park your car at the Tolminska Korita Inn and continue your way on foot. The circle path will first take you down to the confluence of the Tolminka and Zadlaščica rivers, and from there to Medvedova Glava (Bear’s Head). Then go up the Zatolmin- Čadrg road to the next turning where you will find the entrance to the 600 metre long Dante’s Cave. It is assumed that this cave inspired Dante to describe hell in his opus The Divine Comedy.
On your way back you will cross Hudičev most (the Devil’s Bridge) with a breathtaking view of the channels of the Tolminka river on its way from the spring in Krn through hard limestone glacier moraine.
If you like cheese you have to visit the cheese dairy in the village Čadrg.
Javorca, memorial Church of the Holy Spirit
High above the stream of the Tolminka rises a wooden shrine – the Memorial Church in Javorca.
The Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca is dedicated to fallen Austro-Hungarian defenders of the Tolmin battlefield on the Soča (Isonzo) Front (1915–1917).
As the finest monument to the First World War in the territory of Slovenia, in 2007 the church was classed as a historical monument bearing the European Cultural Heritage sign.
The Kozjak waterfall
The Kozjak is the left tributary of the Soča river. Its water is collected from several small streams (the Obevnik) under the peaks Obli Brdo (1957 m), Krnčica (2142m), and Srednji Vrh (2134m). It makes six cascades on its way to the Soča, and the most famous one is the Kozjak waterfall which is15 meters high.
The waterfall has sunk a big underground cave with a picturesque dark green pool at the bottom. This natural cave gives the impression of karst caves. There is another 8 meter high waterfall named Mali Kozjak further down the stream, right under the stone bridge built in 1895.
You can reach the Kozjak waterfall from Kobarid by crossing the Soča river in the direction of Drežnica, and following the “Kozjak” signs and ruins from the WW I. From here you take the path on foot, passing the ruins from the WW I and crossing the stone bridge above the Mali Kozjak waterfall. Then it is just a short walk along a well-trodden path.
This visit is recommended.
The Italian charnel house in Kobarid
The Italian carnel-house is situated on the small hill above Kobarid taking a road from a center of Kobarid. You will be impressed because of its exterior ( there are the names of fallen italian soldiers engraved in the walls).
When beeing in Kobarid you should not miss to visit the Museum of Kobarid which is dedicated to horror of the Firts World War. The museum got the award Europeen Museum of the year.
Recommended: The Walk of Peace
The Walk of peace
Walk of peace is dedicated to the memory of the multitude of casualties of the First World War.
From 1915 to 1917 the area of the Upper Soča region was part of the Isonzo Front. Soldiers of numerous nations were fighting, suffering and dying here.Numerous remains of this era have been preserved, such as trenches, fortifications, caves, memorials, military cemeteries, chapels, etc. They represent important cultural and historical heritage of the Upper Soča region.
Since 30 June 2007, the outdoor museums and the most important remains and memorials of the Isonzo Front in the Upper Soča region have been connected into the Walk of peace. It is dedicated to the memory of the multitude of casualties of the First World War. Its purpose is to present to visitors the cultural-historical points of interest and natural amenities of the Upper Soča region.
It starts at Log pod Mangartom, at the entrance to the mine shaft called Štoln, and it ends with the outdoor museum on Mengore hill near Most na Soči.
The town Tolmin was first mentioned in the paper in year 1065. From this town the Tolmin rebellion of farmes started first in 1513 and later in 1713 and spreaded all over the area. The rebellion was stopped by force and the leaders were punished.
On the hill above Tolmin you find the ruins of a castle build at that periode, a popular destination for walking.