Vršič Pass, Kranjska Gora

Renamed "Russian Road" in 2006, Vršič Pass is a high mountain pass that runs through the heart of the Julian Alps. The road was built 1,611 m (5,285 ft) above sea level during World War I by Russian prisoners of war. Hike the cobbled road or cycle to the summit while admiring the exceptional vistas of other peaks and slopes. Watch for Ajdovska Deklica, a naturally carved face of a maiden in a rock. Have a cup of coffee or consider staying overnight at one of the five mountain huts along the way and at the top of the pass. The trails are easy to follow, even for children. With our international travel planner, Kranjska Gora attractions like Vršič Pass can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We traveled over the pass twice, it looks different in different light and at different times. There are stopping places, toilets and lots to see as well as amazing mountain views.  more »
  • Traveled the Vrsic pass in December while it was still open, and despite what we read online it’s really NOT dangerous. The roads are paved all the way. As long as you’re an experienced driver, take.....  more »
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  • The Julian Alps are awe inspiring
  • Legendary review: 1. Awesome drive if the weather is good. 2. 50 hairpin bends with lookout points at many. 3. WC — Little hard to find.
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