Friday, 9 May 2014

Path of Remembrance and Comradeship

Tomorrow, if you are a tourist in Ljubljana, and if you just happen to find yourself on the outskirts of the city, you may stumble upon masses of hikers. It’s the annual “March along barbed wire”, event that commemorates occupation of Ljubljana in the Second World War. The path encircles Ljubljana and tries to follow the rout of the original wire fence that was constructed in 1942 by Italian occupation forces.

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You are welcome to join in as the participation is free for everyone. The 35 km long hike has 8 stages. For those who are fit enough to complete all of the 8 checkpoints a special medal and a badge is awarded. Passing across neighbourhoods, marshlands, industrial zones, crossing river Ljubljanica twice and even climbing a small hill Golovec the hike offers a relaxing atmosphere and a chance to experience Ljubljana from a different point of view.

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The path marked in red on an OpenStreetMap of Ljubljana (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_of_Remembrance_and_Comradeship)

You can also take a virtual tour on this LINK.

Or just... take a hike! ;)