Fortification and monument on Predel
Surrounded by the pristine nature of the Triglav National Park, the Predel fortification was a part of the Carinthian fortification system.
The first fortification was built during the Napoleonic wars. It was burnt down twice during the war. A new fortification, built in 1848, was later converted into a military depot.
The fortification also comprises a monument to Captain Johann von Hermannsdorf and his heroic soldiers who bravely defended the fortification against Napoleon's army in 1809. The famous cast iron wounded lion with a stone support was commissioned by Emperor Ferdinand I.
The remains of the fortification can be seen on both sides of the road. A French tomb is situated below the road.
Access to the fortification and monument on Predel
On the Bovec-Predel road, 1 km before the Predel mountain pass (1611 m).