Kobarid Things to Do
Dwarfing the village, Church of the Sacred Heart is an attractive neo-Romanesque church that was built in 1911 and somehow survived the war. If you've been to the WWI museum Kobarid you'll know that's no small feat!
If you're feeling in shape, you can take a 4 hour hike up to Mount Krn (behind the church) - I wasn't quite up for that.
Kobarid is renowned for its many great eateries. Gostilna Breza is probably a bit cheaper and maybe not as fancy as some of the others but they cooked up a mean lunch so no complaints here.
Favorite Dish: Dalmatinska Fizolova Juha (Spicy bean soup) - very good, not too different from other Fizolova soups I tried in Slovenia and Istria - 550 SIT
Prekajena Domaca Klobasa s Hrenom (Smoked sausage with horseraddish) - a real treat, lots of flavor - 1500 SIT
Among the other offerings are:
Soca River Trout at 4000 SIT/1 KG
Game Goulash with polenta for 1500 SIT
Gnocchi w/nuts and basil for 850 SIT
Kobarid Local Customs
beside the Postonja-caves the place Kobarid is worthwhile to visit.
U can buy beautifull blouses with handmade brodery in the streets.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Road Trip
Kobarid Off The Beaten Path
You can take the Kobarid Historical Walk which is around 5km. If you have less time you can take a nice walk along the Soca River to the Kozjak waterfall in about 1.5 hrs roundtrip. The trail for that starts across from the Napoleon Bridge. The tourism office in Kobarid has maps.
A pain in the ass to get to, especially in early spring when the road is littered with rocks and branches, this church atop a terrace is worth it for the incredible panoramic views of the Tolmin Valley. The church was built in 1916 by Austro-Hungarian soldiers.
Church is currently closed for restoration work but should be open by May 2006. I thought it was still worth the visit jst to see the exterior (lined with 22 coats-of-arms) and the views. On the drive over, about an hour from Tolmin, I passed by some monuments and cemetaries from WWI as well as olde stone buildings, probably from that same time period.
Ask at Tolmin tourist office for directions and to see if the church is open again. If you don't have a car, inquire with Tmin tours - I believe they offer tours there.
On my way to Javorca, Church of the Holy Spirit, I passed through the small village of Zatolmin. Here there are many Cheese Houses that produce their own cheese. The place I stayed at in Dreznica (near Kobarid) bought their cheese from here.
The owners will give you a short tour of the cheese making process and then show you to their cheese cellar. Good stuff!