The Russian chapel
The Russian chapel
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The Russian chapel was built to honour the memory of those who died and to serve as a reminder of the follies of war. Russians prisoners built the neat little chapel between 1916 and 1917. The chapel has two small towers 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 Vrsic had to be kept clear at all times, including during the winter months. Therefore, 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 their guards.
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~olgaki~
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
A quiet and beautiful location which worth a stop! Good place for relaxing and taking some photos. Feels like being in a movie, especially in winter time!
Written 11 February 2024
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK2,079 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
This was a moving experience, a beautiful chapel commemorating a terrible loss. There are steps up to the chapel but it was manageable. Well signposted. Highly recommended.
Note that there is a separate Russian cross at bend #3.
Written 27 September 2022
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Boonstra
Leesburg, VA293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
There’s not a tour or anything, but the story behind the chapel is compelling. We only stayed about 15 minutes to walk around a bit, but some people were listening to a audio explanation.
Written 18 June 2022
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,878 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
It's got a little parking lay-by, which, if you are lucky, will be free, and it is well worth taking a stop here. Lovely to see and lots of benches dotted around.
Written 29 April 2022
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HUWJONE
Warrington, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Solo
After all those great hairpin bends (from the north) it was great just to stop off at this interesting place for a short break.
Written 21 September 2020
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17Edy6
Brezovica pri Ljubljani, Slovenia257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The Russian chapel is on the way (road) to top of pass Vršič. Recommended to visit it. Russian prisoners from 1. world built it from wood. The place is beautiful and silent. Tragic history.
Written 16 September 2020
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urosdernovsek
Celje, Slovenia1,194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Nice stop when going through Vrsic pass. Sad history of road construction, chapel built by Russian prisoners, who built the chapel.
Written 2 August 2020
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Andreja O
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
Interesting, historical, artisan wood chapel, nice sightseeing tour, forrest resting place, can Park nearby
Written 5 July 2020
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KAW687
London, UK1,982 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A lovely place with a tragic history. The interior cannot be viewed but you can park close by and see the exterior and read the information boards. There are toilets in the car park.
Written 9 January 2020
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tina w
Whitstable, UK715 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
this is on a sharp bend on hill side ,limited parking ,it is locked so you can only walk round outside ,no more than 10 mins is needed for the visit
Written 16 October 2019
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