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Top Choice Museum in Kobarid

Kobarid Museum

This museum is devoted almost entirely to the Soča Front and the ‘war to end all wars’. Themed rooms describe powerfully the 29 months of fighting, and there's a 20-minute video (available in 10 languages) that give…
Top Choice Waterfall in Kobarid

Kozjak Waterfall

One of the region's loveliest short walking trails (approximately 30 minutes) leads to the photogenic, 15m-high Kozjak Waterfall, which gushes over a rocky ledge in a cavern-like amphitheatre, into a green pool belo…
Top Choice Slovenian in Kobarid

Hiša Franko

Provenance is everything at this restaurant in Staro Selo, just west of town. Impeccable tasting menus change monthly and showcase produce from Chef Ana's garden, plus berries, trout, mushrooms, cheese, meat and fis…
Top Choice Pub in Bovec

Črno Ovca

You may have to search for this tucked-away bar, but the Black Sheep is worth the hunt (hint: it's close to Hotel Kanin). Enjoy the friendly, chilled atmosphere, occasional live music, and opportunity for activities…
Nature Reserve in Soča Valley

Tolmin Gorges

A scenic river confluence is found here, at the southernmost entry point of Triglav National Park. The ticket kiosk is a 2km walk northeast of Tolmin town (by road, follow the signs to Zatolmin), and the circular wa…
Castle in Bovec

Kluže Fortress

Built by the Austrians in 1882 on the site of a 17th-century fortress above a 70m ravine on the Koritnica River, Kluže Fortress is 4km northeast of Bovec. It was the site of an Austro-Hungarian garrison during WWI, …
Seafood in Kobarid

Topli Val

Diners are spoiled for choice in Kobarid. Seafood is the focus here, and it’s excellent, from the carpaccio of sea bass to the Soča trout and signature lobster with pasta. It's not exclusively aquatic – the 'mountai…
Slovenian in Kobarid

Restaurant Lazar

Where do top locals chefs recommend for a casual meal? This fun, rustic outdoor restaurant-bar at the riverside Lazar holiday centre (camping and quality rooms also available). The menu here ranges from cheap, filli…
Slovenian in Bovec

Gostilna Sovdat

Sovdat isn't strong on aesthetics and its outdoor terrace isn't as pretty as others in town, but the crowd of locals attests to its popularity and value. Lots on the menu falls under €10, including plentiful pastas …
Slovenian in Bovec

Dobra Vila Restaurant

Easily the best place to eat in town is the polished restaurant at Dobra Vila – preferably in the pretty garden in summer. A carefully constructed menu of local, seasonal ingredients is served to an appreciative cro…