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First world war cemetery Ukanc

Cemetery · Upper Carniola · 564 m · open today
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The cemetery, built by soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army for the soldiers fallen in battle on the Soška front during the First World War.

During 1915 – 1917, Bohinj was the support area of the Isonzo Front. Many wounded were transported from the hospital on the Komna plateau down to the Bohinj valley. The fallen soldiers were buried at different places. Some of them were laid to rest in this smaller military cemetery in Ukanc.

The military cemetery lies on a gentle slope below the lower Vogel cable car station, above the road leading towards the Savica Waterfall. There are 282 graves in straight rows, surrounded by natural stones, with wooden crosses on concrete pedestals. The cemetery is enclosed by a wooden fence.

A wooden chapel, made from spruce logs and covered with shingles, maintained by the local painter Valentin Hodnik for several years, stands in the middle of the cemetery. There is a smaller tower on top of it. In front of the chapel, there are a few stone steps. A memorial plaque to the dead soldiers of different nations is built in the pedestal.

Opening hours

open today


A visit to the cemetery is free of charge.
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Update: December 23, 2021

Public transport

Ukanc village where the cemetery is located is accessible by regular bus lines.

Getting there

Location: next to the Zlatorog - Savica road, just under the lower Vogel cable car station.


Parking is located at the main crossroad in Ukanc just a few hundred meters away from the cemetery.


46.276681, 13.834920
46°16'36.1"N 13°50'05.7"E
33T 410236 5125449
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