The birth place of Simon Gregorčič

The birth place of Simon Gregorcic, Vrsno

At Vrsno it is possible to visit the birthplace of Simon Gregorčič, one of the most popular Slovenian poets.

The house in which the poet Simon Gregorčič was born in 1844 is a unique ethnological monument, depicting the architecture and culture of the inhabitants of the village of Vrsno during the poet's lifetime.

The exhibition featuring many personal items of the poet is dedicated to his life and work, his generation, and his peers.

Visits: individual or guided tour.

Opening time

from March to October  
Wednesday to Sunday  10.00 - 17.00
Monday, Thuesday closed
from November to February closed or open by prior arrangement


Family Gregorcic
Vrsno 27a, SI-5222 Kobarid

T:  +386 (0)5 38 91 092
M: +386 (0)41 918 246

Tolminski muzej
Mestni trg 4, SI-5220 Tolmin

T: +386 (0)5 381 13 60 


Simon Gregorčič – To the river Soča
You are splendid, limpid daughter of the heights!
Your course is lively and gentle
Like the walk of highland girls,
You are serene as the mountain air,
You are loud as the vigorous
Chant of the highland youth –
You are splendid, daughter of the heights.
I like to look into your lively waves,
These green-blue waves;
The dark green of highland grass
And the cheerful azure of the heights
Have flown together with delight;
From the dew of the blue skies,
From the dew of green mountains,
You have drunk your beauty –
You are splendid, daughter of the heights.
You are my most dear friend!
When you rustle down from mountain woodlands
You seem a messenger from home,
Carrying plenty of dear greetings –
May God welcome you amidst the plains! … Read whole poem here