Kobarid Museum (Kobariski muzej)

Kobarid Museum (Kobariski muzej)

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Kobarid Museum displays exhibits on the events that occurred during World War I on the Soška fronta - Isonzo Front. It covers two and a half years of static fighting and portrays in detail the 12th Isonzobattle, also known as the Caporetto breakthrough. The latter is one of the major battles in the history of mankind having taken place in hillyterrain.
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Damariscotta
Karlsruhe, Germany135 contributions
Jul 2021
Was made to re-do this for having had the temerity to include a link to one of the museum's website pages in my original review!

A solid museum about a WWI front that tends to get overlooked outside the region. I recommend the tours of the museum itself to get a good overview of the events on the Isonzo Front. The museum also does coordinated tours of the battlefields in the area, as well as of the Kolovrat Outdoor Museum, which must be booked in advance through the museum's website. The battlefield tours are a little expensive, but absolutely worth it - one of the museum founders, Željko Cimprić, is a guide for these tours, and does a fabulous job with them.
Written July 14, 2021
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JohnAnn B
Vancouver, Canada456 contributions
May 2022
I was amazed by how this museum provided straightforward and understandable instructions and informations on what lead to WW1 and how the war in the Soca Vally and nearby mountains progressed. We were expertly guided by one of the museum founders, Zaljko Cimpic.

The museum uses primarily photos to effectively explore each stage of the Soca Valley front lines between the Austro-Hungarian and Italian armies. These are visually arresting as you see the conditions of the battle lines, the people and nations involved, the trench system cut into the mountain limestone and the cable systems used to move weapons and materials up the mountains.

There are examples of poignant concrete crosses using barbed wire for reinforcement, a few artillery pieces and guns, markers placed on the lines, monuments erected after the war, and an example of a a trench hut.

Perhaps most informative is a large room with a three dimensional map on the floor showing where all the trench lines were located. With the lights off, our guide used an overhead projector to walk us through the movement of the lines over time. Most frightening was when the Germans took over the Austro-Hungarian lines and tested their blitzkrieg theory with the involvement of a young Rommel as the lead of a battalion.

There were even a few photos of Hemingway whose book A Farewell to Arms was written about the war here.

I don't care much for war museums but this museum is balanced and effectively shows the actions and the horrors of the war in the Soca area.
Written June 14, 2022
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Joe G
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Sep 2022
As my grandfather fought in WW1 on the Isonzo front, I’ve been reading up on the subject for years and the subject greatly interests me.
The staff could not have been more helpful or informative. The museum is stacked with three floors of WW1 paraphernalia.
The drive from Gorizia in Italy, up the valley of the Socha (formerly Isonzo) was through countryside which ranged from pretty to, ultimately, spectacular as one approached Kobarid (Caporetto) and the high Julian Alps.
I would recommend this museum highly, particularly to anyone having a particular interest in WW1.
Written September 19, 2022
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Citysafe
Farnham, UK126 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We have visited before - some 14 years ago. The museum is a collection of artefacts and photos well put together in a chronology.

It is good to do the local walks to the trenches first and then visit the museum to take in the enormity of what happened here. You see things in the photos you recognise.

The lady at reception has excellent language skills and is lovely.
Written July 23, 2022
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Mia Š
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Aug 2020 • Couples
Loved the experience. As a Slovene I know a lot about I. World War and the monstrosities that happened in this area, but to read all the stories in the museum and see what it was like for young man out there, it was really something special. It makes us think what war really brings on the peoples lives.

On the bright note, I loved that there is a small segment dedicated to findings in iron, bronze and copper age.
Written August 21, 2020
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KAW687
London, UK1,946 contributions
Oct 2019
Very welcoming museum. The young man at the desk explained what there was to see and told us when the dvd would be shown in English. Everything was labelled in several languages, we didn't know much about the conflict here and found it all informative and moving. Although the museum focused on the 1st World War it encouraged cooperation and peace.
Written January 9, 2020
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borutk23
Ljubljana, Slovenia652 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
For all of those interested in First World War events, this is a must place to visit while on your trip to this area.
Museum will give you a fealing on how did they struggle during the times of War in this area. Lots of objects on display also.
Written August 29, 2020
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Karen Savage
Amsterdam, The Netherlands963 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very detailed museum. We allotted an hour and I could have spent two. The newest exhibit on the first floor has quite a bit of information to read that goes year by year. There are many artifacts, uniforms, and photos to see.
Written July 18, 2021
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA1,560 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is the first place people should stop when visiting Kobarid. There is an extensive amount of information available related to the history of Kobarid, with an emphasis on WWI. You could probably spend a few hours here if you wanted to. The guy who was working there was extremely helpful in giving us directions to the sights in the area. Definitely a worthwhile stop.
Written September 10, 2021
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Barbara P
Koper, Slovenia118 contributions
Aug 2020
Everyone should visit this museum as the horrors, atrocities, and sacrifices of any war should never be forgotten, erased, or dismissed from the collective mind. A remarkable collection.
Written September 8, 2020
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