Path of Remembrance and Comradeship which is also known as “Path by the wire” is a 32.5 km long route around the city Ljubljana. It runs along the barbed wire, which limited the city in the 2nd World War.
Wire was tempted by Italian Army and it separated the city from the outside world for more than 3 years. Nevertheless, there were secret passageways for wounded partisans and people who didn’t have permission to cross that border.
Entry to the city and exit from the city was restricted on 11 road crossings, so-called roadblocks, on which only approved persons could cross. This fortification had several purposes: defence against external and internal attacks, to isolate a strong resistance movement in the city and the suspension of contacts between the city and surrounding area. Therefore, after the war, it became a symbol of defiance and resistance to the occupier.
Traditional walk along the former wire route runs for more than 60 years already and at 40-anniversary of the liberation, the City of Ljubljana edited and opened renovated walkway on 9th May 1985. At the time of Yugoslavia, the annual walk was mandatory for all pupils, students and workers who lived in Ljubljana. Each year they made a live circle around Ljubljana by holding hands. After the independence of Slovenia, participation in annual walk became optional; however, many residents still decide to take this route. In the scope of this event, there is also organized 12 or 28 kilometres marathon named “Tek Trojk”. The event lasts every year for 3 days, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday before 9th May. Everyone that walks the entire circle and collects all control stamps receives a medal.
The easiest point to start the route is right next to the bus station “Dolgi most”. Just take a bus with number 6 or 6B to get there.