Hello! I’m back with another travelogue! After our visit to the source of Soča River, we headed off to the Vršič Pass.
The Vršič Pass is a high mountain pass across the Julian Alps, connecting Trenta Valley and Kranjska Gora. It is the highest pass in Slovenia, reaching an elevation of 1,611 metres above sea level, and spans 24 kilometres with 50 hairpin turns. Each turn is numbered, so it’s pretty fun counting up/down the turns along the winding road.
History of Vršič Pass
The Vršič Pass was built by Russian prisoners of war during the World War I. More than 10,000 Russians worked on the road – because of the poor working conditions (accidents and diseases were rampant), death toll was high and many were buried in makeshift graves by the road….