Choose a language
Plan a route here
Chapel

Russische Kapelle

Chapel · Upper Carniola · 1,150 m
Responsible for this content
Alpe-Adria-Trail Verified partner 
  • Russische Kapelle
    Russische Kapelle
    Photo: , Alpe-Adria-Trail
The Russian chapel was built to honour the memory of those who died and to serve as a reminder of the follies of war . Russian s prisoners built the neat little chapel between 1916 and 1917. The chapel has two small to wers built in traditional Russian style. All around the chapel and along the roadside are the graves of Russian soldiers.

In the First World War Vrsic was a strategic point providing the Austrian troops a more accessible router to the Soča Front. The supply of arms was crucial and the road to Vršič had to be kept clear at all times, including during the winter months. The refore, in winter, huge amounts of snow were cleared from the road by Russian prisoners of war under close supervision of the Austrian army. One day a huge avalanche buried the Russian prison camp, killing more than three hundred Russian prisoners and ten of the ir guards.
Profile picture of
Author
Update: September 19, 2013

Coordinates

DD
46.442470, 13.768010
DMS
46°26'32.9"N 13°46'04.8"E
UTM
33T 405367 5143948
w3w 
///slewed.drove.waggles
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Recommendations nearby

Bicycle Touring · Upper Carniola
Emlékhelyek az Isonzó mentén- 1. nap
Difficulty
Distance 32.3 km
Duration 2:29 h
Ascent 174 m
Descent 894 m

A Béke Ösvénye az Alpoktól az Adriáig Az I. világháború alatt, 1915 és 1917 között, az Isonzó völgyében és a völgyet szegélyező hegyeken, az ...

from Ernő Farkas,   Community
Ski Touring · Upper Carniola
Pod Kriško steno
Difficulty
Distance 16.2 km
Duration 4:34 h
Ascent 1,523 m
Descent 1,530 m

Good snow conditions compared to other slopes. GPS track is a shit.

1
from Borut Komac,   Community
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 9.7 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 936 m
Descent 936 m

A great ski tour, surrounded by a precipitous rock faces on the north side, where powder is often found; not very common occurrence in the Julian ...

from Janko Humar,   The Julian Alps
Mountain Hike · Upper Carniola
Spik (2473m)
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 14.3 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 1,650 m
Descent 1,650 m

Die Überschreitung des Spik in den Julischen Alpen ist eine wunderschöne aber doch längere Tagestour mit großteils leichten Gehwegen, ein paar ...

from Christian Stotter,   Community
Hiking route · Julian Alps
Slemenova Špica
Map / Slemenova Špica
Difficulty moderate
Distance 2.6 km
Duration 1:15 h
Ascent 407 m
Descent 67 m

One of the most popular short hikes in the Julian Alps

from Peter Lenarcic,   Slovenia Outdoor
Mountain Hike · Upper Carniola
Klettersteig auf die Mala Mojstrovka (2.332m)
Difficulty moderate
Distance 5 km
Duration 3:25 h
Ascent 794 m
Descent 794 m

Ein einfacher und sehr schöner Klettersteig in den Julischen Alpen.

from Alexander Klünsner,   Community
Hiking route · Upper Carniola
Prisoinik 27 Giu 2020 09:23:31
Difficulty difficult closed
Distance 9.3 km
Duration 3:57 h
Ascent 931 m
Descent 930 m

Anello del Prisojnik dal passo Vrsic

from Mario Russian,   Community
Hiking route · Alpine Slovenia
Prisojnik/Prisank
Map / Prisojnik/Prisank
recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
Distance 4.2 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 827 m
Descent 68 m

One of the most striking mountains in Slovenia.

from Peter Lenarcic,   Slovenia Outdoor

Show all on map

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
  • 8 Routes nearby