Fort Hermann, Bovec

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  • you have to walk for about 20-30 minutes to get there, but i is interesting not only from historic point. I was amazed by what a structure it was and what an amount of concrete.  more »
  • We really liked looking at the old fort and also enjoyed the walk through the tunnel and up the hill (not for people with mobility issues, though). The fort is partly destroyed, but you can still go.....  more »
  • Cross the road from Kluže and a breif walk on a fairly steep trail gets you to a place with interesting war history. You will walk through a tunnel to get there. Be sure to look into all of the...  more »
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  • Just a short hike to Fort Hermann, starting from Fort Kluze, along the road. Hike takes about 30 minutes and is quite easy to walk - just some short steep parts. You're able to enter the Fort, go upstairs, and with a bit of climbing, jump up to the roof and enjoy a wonderful view.
  • Worth the hike to see some history. Pretty easy hike but long. But lots of cool stuff to see.
  • Fort Hermann is a derelict military building dating from WW1 and beyond. The building is slowly being reclaimed by its surroundings, but there is still enough to give a strong impression of the importance of this fort. The architectural design and details show that it was much more than a simple gun placement or camp. The floors in places are still tiled, the fixings for the electric installations and lighting still remain (hydro power from the nearby gorge) and some of the dressed green granite door frames are still in place. It would have been bright and stylish when fully occupied by the Austro-Hungarians. The ground around the fort is heavily shell pitted (the craters can still be seen even though the area is now well covered with trees and vegetation) showing how much the building itself was shelled. A steel ladder takes you down to tunnels and steps that are cut into the rock, these lead to lookouts where snipers could defend the fort above. This location has been strategically important for a long time and the site was previously visited by Napoleon. If you're interested in Military history, get the most from visiting Fort Herman by reading up on it before you visit. The site is interesting in many respects - in mid-september the number of wild flowers in bloom is lovely. The short hike up from Fort Kluze brings you up the side of a wooded ravine. Alternatively you can visit as part of a much longer circular hike from Bovec. This gives you a better insight into the importance of this fort's location. Either way Fort Hermann is an interesting place to visit surrounded by breath taking scenery.
  • Unique experience. An abandoned World War I. building on top of the mountain with extraordinary views to the surrounding mountains and valleys. Went there while it was raining, we were also alone and that gave the whole experience a level of spookiness. The walk up to the mountain is not difficult at all, you can reach it in around 15-20 minutes.
  • A great experience to visit this WWI relic after 30 minutes of nature walk.

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