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Tolmin (Italian: Tolmino) is a city in Slovenia.


Tolmin is the largest town and an administrative centre of the Soča Valley. Its greatest attractions are the old town centre, great sports facilities and the Museum of Tolmin with ethnological and arheological collection.

The most visited attractions nearby are Tolmin gorges, the lowest entrance into the Triglav National Park. The confluence of two Alpine rivers into a gorge is quite rare phenomenon. The gorges are some of the deepest in Slovenia, too (60m under the Devil's bridge).

A few kilometres away one can see Javorca, the most beautiful monument from the First World War in Soča Valley. It was entered onto the list of European cultural heritage in 2006.

Get inEdit

By carEdit

From Ljubljana via Idrija town is 104 km (1 hour 40 minutes). From Ljubljana via Nova Gorica is 150 km (1 hour 50 minutes). From the airport at Brnik is 110 km. From Nova Gorica is 41 km (40 minutes).

By busEdit

There is a bus route for Ljubljana - Tolmin - Bovec and for Tolmin - Nova Gorica. Bus schedule:

By trainEdit

From Ljubljana to Most na Soci train station: cca 10 trains per day (cca 3 hours drive).

Get aroundEdit

The best option is renting car, because public transport is infrequent. Furthermore, there is no public transport up to amy sites.
Another (GREEN) option is renting a bike.


  • Tolmin Gorges[1]

The most visited attraction nearby are the Tolmin Gorges, the lowest entrance into the Triglav National Park. The onfluence of two Alpine rivers into a gorge is quite a rare phenomenon. The gorges are some of the deepest in Slovenia. Through the gorge leads a 1.5 hours long walk, where visitors can see "Bear's head", the spring of thermal water, Devil's Bridge, cave named after Dante Alighieri.

  • Javorca, memorial church of Holy Spirit[2]

The Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca is dedicated to fallen Austro-Hungarian defenders of the Tolmin battlefield on the Soča (Isonzo) Front (1915–1917). It was built by Austro-Hungarian soldiers during the war. Soldiers were skilled in various trades; the walls and lower section are of stone, while the upper part of the construction is of larch. In 2007 the church was classed as a historical monument bearing the European Cultural Heritage sign.

  • Tolmin Museum[3]

The Tolmin Museum presents the rich cultural heritage of the Soča region - ethnological and arheological collection. On of the most important excibitions in the museum is the Tolmin peasant uprising of 1713.

  • Mengore, outdoor museum form the First World War[4]

2 km out of Tolmin towards Nova Gorica Mengore hill is located. In the outdoor museum Mengore remains of the first Austro-Hungarian line of defence can be seen (trenches, caves, memorials, reservoir, remains of stone walls of cabins). Located on the top of Mengore hill is a pilgrimage church, from where a beautiful view opens over the Soča Valley and mountains.


Soca Valley and consequently Tolmin is a great place for outdoor activities. Walk in nature, nearby river or into a gorge can be very relaxing. Cycling trails are also aninteresting choice, furthermore Soca Valley is a popular place for MTB (there are many cyclist from abroad writing about MTB in Soča Valley). Fishing is also possible on the Soča River; near Tolmin there is over 145 km of waterways where fly-fishing is allowed. Adrenaline sports in the Soča Valley are rafting, kayaking, climbing and paragliding.



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