Kobarid Historical Walk

activities / Guided tours

Lonely Planet review

The TIC offers the free brochure describing the 5km-long Kobarid Historical Walk. From the Kobarid Museum walk to the north side of Trg Svobode, a winding road lined with the Stations of the Cross to the Italian Charnel House (Italijanska Kostnica), which contains the bones of more than 7000 Italian soldiers killed on the Soča Front. It's topped with the 17th-century Parish Church of St Anthony .

From here, a path leads north (bearing left) for just over 1km to the ancient fortified hill of Tonočov Grad , then descends through the remains of the Italian Defence Line (Italijanska Obrambna Črta), past cleared trenches, gun emplacements and observation posts, before crossing the Soča over a 52m footbridge . A path leads up a side valley to a series of walkways that take you to the foot of the spectacular Kozjak Stream Waterfalls (Slapovi Potoka Kozjak). The return path leads to Napoleon Bridge (Napoleonov Most), a replica of a bridge built by the French in the early 19th century and destroyed in 1915.