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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...more
Vrsic, Kranjska Gora 4280, Slovenia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would suggest reading about the history of this chapel before making your way here. We drove here from our apartment near Lake Jasna and there was a parking lot just opposite the chapel. The chapel is very small and it was closed when we...More

1  Thank Bluesdude-SG
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Climbing (or rather driving) through the spectacular Vrsic pass on a Julian Alps day tour from Bled, we made a brief stop here. It commemorates the hundreds of Russians working on the pass who were killed by avalanche . We were told that Mr Putin...More

Thank vessi80
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Not much to see ....it was locked up. Nice but no duomo and you can see in 5 minutes. Not well kept.

1  Thank richard s
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The chapel is reached from the road by a somewhat steep path/steps. We are glad we stopped and took time to walk up and spend some time there. Learning the history of the chapel allowed us to have a better appreciation of why it was...More

Thank TravelnurseUSA
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Poignant building built by Russian prisoners of war.Peaceful setting, quite an uphill walk but worth the effort.

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

When in Kranjska Gora don’t miss this lovely chapel. Russian! Learn about its history. Walk if the weather is nice. We had to drive as there was snow in the woods. A beautiful spot.

Thank Tončica P
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We were lucky to be able to get to the Russian chapel. We were told by the locals the road is frequently closed because of the snow. We read about the history of the place. It is worth stopping by if you are close.

Thank Matt_Jones87
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

A nice but small chapel in the Julian Alps. It was not opened when we were there during winter time. It was built during WW1 to commemorate the Russians POWS.

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 10 December 2017

It is surprising to find this tiny Russian chapel in the Julian Alps. It was built by Russian Prisoners of War during World War 1 and is impressive!

Thank bikerbabe22
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We rode past this and circled back in last years bike trip across Slovenia's Julian alps. This very small chappell, not open to tourists, was built along side a road, by Russian POWS held during WW1 (I think...) to help them get less homesick. It...More

Thank MK_in_VT
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