Natural sights in the Soča Valley

Visitors to the Soča Valley will certainly be first enchanted by the emerald river Soča, which invites you to the arms of magnificent alpine peaks from near and far.

The valley of natural sights does not hide the fact that while driving on the main road between Tolmin and Bovec, you can admire the picturesque natural ambience from your vehicle, which is complemented by individual natural attractions. Even better attractions will of course be discovered by those who stop along the way and explore the surroundings of the Soča places - quite a few breathtaking corners are a bit remote and hidden, which is why they are even more exciting for visitors! There is no shortage of natural attractions along the Soča river. The waterfalls certainly deserve mention, for example, the Boka waterfall, which you can admire on the way to Bovec, and the Kozjak waterfall near Kobarid. Tolminka is no less impressive with its troughs, and lovers of splashing on the water are invited by the warmer river Nadiža. Along with these beauties, it is worth mentioning the botanical garden, caves, and gorges, of course also the alpine peaks and high mountain lakes - all this and more can be found on the list of natural attractions of the Soča Valley!

The offer of cultural and historical sights in these interesting places is no less varied. The legacy of the memories of the First World War is very rich, as the battles on the Soča front raged in the vicinity of the Soča region, as evidenced by the trenches, caverns, and other remains from the front. The collection of the Kobarid Museum is extremely appreciated, which is a must-see for every visitor interested in history. But other historical and cultural attractions are also very inviting, from the half-millennium-old Kluža fortress to the birth house of the poet Simon Gregorčič. Ethnological museums, which represent local customs and the pulse of life, can also add special content to your visit. Some sights you can’t miss, others will need to be looked for a little more carefully as they may not be as well known or easily accessible. On the list of sights, we present practically all the attractions of the Soča Valley, so you can decide for yourself which ones to stop at.

Botanični vrt Julijana

Village Trenta, besides the Small Gorges, also boasts with Alpine botanical garden Juliana in natural environment. It was established in 1926, and it's...

Bovec

Town lays on the edge of Bovec Valley, which is sourrounded with peaks of majestic mountains around. We can say, it's a tipical alpine village, enriched...

Breginj museum

The museum of Breginj is represented as ethnological and architectural monument. It is decorated with semicircular two-storey houses, which are surrounded...

Domačija Cirila Kosmača

Etnological sight from 19th century represents us a homestad of the great writer Ciril Kosmač.

Black kitchen - Robedišče

Robidišče (altitude 671m) is the most western village in Slovenia. There we can see the remarkable black kitchen - a kitchen with low free standing...

Dantejeva jama

Zadlaška or Dante's Cave is located in the area of famous Tolmin Gorge. It is one of many caves through which waters of the Soča glacier flowed. The cave...

Muzej od planine do Planike - Kobarid
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Izvir Tolminke

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Javorca

In the Tolminka valley stands the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca. The church is dedicated to all the Austro-Hungarian soldiers, who fought in...

Kadorna

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Vojaška kapela na Planici

Italian military chapel is placed on the Krn mountain range, between Planica and Pleče. Another sight and reminder of the horrible war happening right there.

Trdnjava Kluže

The Kluže Fortress has been very important in the past, because it represented the entering point into the Bovec basin, so this area was also called the...

Kobarid

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The Kobarid Museum of the 1st World War - Kobarid
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The Great and The Small Soča Gorge

Just at the beggining of Lepena Valley, Soča carved 'Great Gorge'. Majestic tolmuns, long about 750m, are known as the one of the most beautiful part of the river.

Koseška korita

Near the village Koseč in the Drežnica region, there is a stream Brsnik, which carved out troughs that reach up to 60 meters in depth. The water in the...

Krnsko jezero

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Nadiža River

Luckily, you can refresh yourself in the Nadiža river in Breginjski kot. Its temperatures are just suitable for swimming.

Napoleon stone bridge in Kobarid

Napoleon stone bridge in Kobarid connects left and right bank of the Soča river. It is named after the French military units, which crossed it at the time...

Napoleon bridge over the Nadiža river

Napoleon bridge over the Nadiža river (Italian: Natisone) is located near Podbela village in Breginjski kot – the valley of Nadiža. The stone bridge was...

Nemška kostnica

German ossuary is placed in the vicinity of the confluence of rivers Soča and Tolminka, since year 1938. Fallen german soldiers, that were slain during the...

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Birth house of Simon Gregorčič

Simon Gregorčič (1844-1906) is one of the most famous poets in the Soča Valley. In his many poems he also praised the Emerald beauty. The poet’s birth house...

Slap Boka

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Slap Virje

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Soča River

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Sotočje

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Tolmin

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Tolminska korita

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Tolminski grad

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Tolmin museum

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Tonocov grad

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Private military-ethnological collection Posočje 1915–1917 - Kobarid
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