Region / Province: North Primorska
Altitude: 235 m
Population: 1.090 (2016)
Google map: Kobarid
Geographical Position: 46.247816, 13.580771
Kobarid is a pleasant little town that gained recognition during the First World War.
The area of Kobarid, a small town under the mighty Mt. Krn (2244 m), extends beyond the town of Kobarid and its surroundings to Breginjski kot, Livško, the gorge of Trnovska soteska – centre of rafting and kayaking exploits – and the wonderful mountain villages under Mt. Krn(Drežnica, Vrsno and Krn).
The greatest impression was left on Kobarid by the First World War. The story of the town’s history and primarily of the Soča or Isonzo Front is told in the Kobarid Museum, voted best museum of Europe in 1993. The exhibits, the large reliefs of the surrounding mountains, the rich photographic material and mlutivision projections offer a sensitive narrative of those hard and bloody days near the Soča. Part of the events connected to the Soča Front were described in his famous novel A Farewell to Arms by then American war correspondent Ernest Hemingway.
All key sights of the Kobarid area – Kozjak Waterfall, Soča Gorge, remains of the World War I, archaeological site Tonocov grad, the Kobarid Museum and the Dairy Museum – are interconnected by the Kobarid Historical Trail.
Kobarid is the town in Slovenia that can boast the highest number of excellent restaurants in one single place. Even for the fussiest lovers of good food and excellent wine, a visit to Kobarid will be a great experience.
Like the other places along the Soča Valley, this too boasts an exceptional natural heritage and a broad range of possibilities for enjoying an active holiday. Rafting, kayaking, hydrospeed, mountain biking, paragliding, hiking and hill walking, fishing – in fact everyone can find just what they want to do.