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Nestled amidst the picturesque vistas of the Slovenian Julian Alps stands Erjavčeva koča, a mountain hut steeped in history and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Built-in 1901 at the iconic Vršič pass, Erjavčeva koča has stood as a symbol of refuge and camaraderie for generations of mountaineers, hikers, and nature enthusiasts.

As privileged and proud caretakers of this historical landmark, we dedicate ourselves to preserving its legacy and celebrating its rich heritage. One of our endeavours involves meticulously collecting old photographs and postcards of Erjavčeva koča, seeking to weave together the tapestry of its storied past. Each image is a window into the bygone eras, capturing moments of triumph, camaraderie, and the enduring spirit of exploration.

We recognize the immense value of these artefacts, not merely as relics of the past but as guardians of memories and narratives that have shaped Erjavčeva koča into what it is today. In our quest to honour this legacy, we extend an invitation to all who may possess old pictures, photographs, or any other material related to Erjavčeva koča.

Whether tucked away in forgotten albums or preserved within family archives, these treasures hold immeasurable significance. We are eager to acquire, rent, transfer to permanent ownership, or reproduce such materials for our personal archive, ensuring that the legacy of Erjavčeva koča continues to thrive and inspire future generations.

Every picture and photograph entrusted to us will find its rightful place within the walls of Erjavčeva koča, serving as a testament to the enduring bond between humanity and the majestic beauty of the Julian Alps. These visual narratives aim to foster a deeper appreciation for the history, culture, and natural wonders that define this cherished mountain refuge.

As guardians of Erjavčeva koča, we pledge to honour and preserve the stories embedded within its walls, ensuring that its legacy endures for future generations. Join us in celebrating the timeless beauty and boundless spirit of adventure that defines Erjavčeva koča, a sanctuary nestled amidst the splendour of the Slovenian Alps.


In the desire to create “back in time archive” of old photographs, we call upon anyone who might possess them to sell or lend them to us so that we can make copies. The photographs and pictures archive will be permanently displayed at Erjavčeva mountain hut.

We kindly ask all those who can assist us to contact us.

Originally constructed as a shelter for mountaineers exploring the Julian Alps, Erjavčeva mountain hut has witnessed numerous changes throughout its existence. From surviving World War I and II to enduring various renovations and expansions, the lodge stands today as a symbol of resilience and tradition.

Over the years, Erjavčeva mountain hut has witnessed countless adventures, stories, and moments captured in photographs. To preserve its rich heritage, efforts are underway to collect and archive old photographs depicting the lodge and its surroundings. These photographs serve as windows to the past, offering glimpses into the lives and experiences of those who have traversed its paths and sought refuge within its walls.

Through the collective efforts of enthusiasts and supporters, the archive of old photographs at Erjavec Lodge aims to celebrate the legacy and spirit of this iconic landmark, ensuring that its history continues to inspire and captivate future generations.


BW Postcard of Erjavec Lodge (1928)

BW Postcard of Erjavec Lodge (1928) featuring Vršič Pass and Erjavčeva koča mountain hut would... ☘

Today Erjavec lodge below Vršič

Opening of the Vosshütte today Erjavec lodge below Vršič on July 14, 1901- How German... ☘

Voshütte – Erjavec Lodge at Vršič (1905)

This is probably the oldest photograph we'll find of Voshütte - Erjavec Lodge (today Erjavčeva... ☘

Postcard of Erjavec Lodge (1923)

Postcard of Erjavec Lodge (1923) featuring Vršič Pass and Erjavčeva koča mountain hut would capture... ☘

Postcard of Erjavec Lodge 1966 postcard

Postcard of Erjavec Lodge 1966 postcard featuring Vršič Pass and Erjavčeva koča mountain hut would... ☘

One hundred years of Erjavčeva’s hut on Vršič pass

One hundred years of Erjavceva's hut on Vrsic pass - a rich history of a... ☘

How mountain huts became Slovenian

How German mountain huts became Slovenian and how their names were changed.

Erjavčeva mountain hut 1955

Erjavčeva mountain hut 1955 postcard. Even then, it was hidden behind famous larch trees but... ☘