The Russian Chapel, Kranjska Gora

Erected to honor those who died in the war, The Russian Chapel features two small towers in the classic Russian style. Built by Russian war prisoners of World War I, the chapel is surrounded by graves of soldiers. You may not be able to enter, but the exterior is worth the visit--consider bringing a camera or some snack for a picnic nearby. Arrange your visit to The Russian Chapel and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kranjska Gora using our Kranjska Gora trip itinerary builder site .
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  • Chapel built by Russian POWs during the first world war in memory of their fallen comrades. They were used to build a mountain pass and their camp was hit by an avalanche.  more »
  • A beautiful structure in a beautiful environment. The chapel can only be seen from the outside (although during our visit there was a window piece) and you did so quickly. The story of the chapel makes it special. The surroundings, the route to it, are at least as interesting.
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  • Interesting story behind this little chapel, which was built during WW1 by the Russian prisoners of war who were building the Vršič Pass through the mountains. The chapel itself is closed so you can't go inside. There are a few steps up to the chapel, and when we visited in March they were still icy, so not the most accessible.
  • This building is beautiful and exceptional considering its history. A must see
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