Tolmin Slovenia

Description and location

Tolmin SloveniaTolmin, the town that gave the name to the entire region, is the largest settlement in Zgornje Posočje (Upper Soča Valley) as well as the economic, cultural and administrative center of the valley. Its streets and houses bask in sunlight on a terrace above the confluence of Soča and Tolminka rivers. It is positioned at the right distance from the steep mountainous valleys, so that inhabitants may enjoy mild winters, and from the sea and Gorica plateau, so that they may take pleasure in enjoyable summers. This section includes the area of valleys and mountain villages above Tolminka and Zadlaščica and continues through the hinterland of Volče and Čiginj all the way to the state border on Kolovrat

Things to do-

Tolmin Gorge

Attraction type  Geologic Formations

Tolmin Gorges – Probably Tomlin’s main attraction. Lying at the lowest point of the Triglav National Park the confluence of the dramatic Tolminke and Zadlaščice gorges is a wonderful spot and can be easily explored. Nearby is Dante’s cave where the writer spent some time in exile. The gorges are best accessed from Zatolmin, just north of the town.

Javorca, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit

Attraction type  Religious Sites

Distance  0.1 miles from city center

Javorca, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit (Sv. Duh) -located in the Tolminka Valley. It was built by soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army as a memorial to their fallen comrades who died fighting on the Isonzo Front in WWI. Over 2800 soldiers names are recorded inside, written on wooden panels. The church is open May, June and September on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10.00 to 17.00; July and August every day, Mon – Fri 10.00 to 17.00, Sat-Sun. 10.00 -19.00, rainy days closed. We once visited out of season and were given the key at the Tolmin Local Tourist Board Office.

Flight stats for Tolmin, Slovenia

Tolmin is 34 miles from Brnik Airport (Ljubljana, Slovenia).

  • Brnik Airport (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
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