Heritage of the Soča Valley

Heritage of the Soča Valley

Museums and collections

Monuments and fortifications

Architectural peculiarities

Oldtimer train

Take the train to the old times of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and indulge in a nostalgic ride adorned with the beautiful alpine landscape.

Cheesemaking Tradition

The Soča Valley is the home of a thousand-year-old tradition of cheesemaking and mountain pastures. Taste the incredibly valued Bovec cheese, the protected Tolminc cheese and get to know life in the remote alpine corners.

Explore and follow the footsteps of past heritage, which has forever marked the space next to the fast emerald green beauty. Allow museums, churches, forts and the museum train ride to impress you.

The diverse history, the specifics of dwelling, the dwelling space and the first world war left a permanent mark on the Soča Valley. Many museums, among which the world renowned Kobarid Museum, the rich sacral heritage with the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca of European importance, and mighty forts, such as the picturesque Kluže Fort, stand out, are all well visited tourist points, which tell the harsh stories of the past.

From time immemorial, the Soča Valley has always been dedicated to the heritage of the mountain pastures, dairying and cheesemaking. Visit the Od planine do Planike collection (From pastures to Planika). Planika is the name of the factory that fills the shelves of Slovenian shops with milk from domestic pastures of incredibly high quality. However, if you would prefer to ride on a museum train, you can go on an interesting trip on the Bohinj railway.

Take a peek in the birth house of the famous Slovenian poet Simon Gregorčič and visit the homestead of writer Ciril Kosmač.

The Soča Valley will not only enthuse you with many active experiences, but will leave you amazed at how much cultural and historical contents are hidden in these divine places.