26 October Barracks

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26 October Barracks is a former barracks of the Slovenian Armed Forces, located at Stara Vrhnika in Vrhnika Municipality, central Slovenia. It falls under the 25th military-territorial Vrhnika Slovenian Armed Forces Command.

A park in front of the barracks contains two monuments to the liberation struggle during World War II and is listed as cultural heritage.[1]


Slovenian Territorial Defence occupied the barracks on 25 October 1991, after the Yugoslav People's Army withdrew from it. The next day, the JNA withdrew from the entire territory of Slovenia, and later the barracks, which was formerly called Barracks of Ivan Cankar, was named after 26 October (the same event is celebrated on the state level as Sovereignty Day, but on 25 October[2]).

The army ceased to use the complex in 2011,[3] after which the objets were unused. One of the buildings was reactivated during the height of the European migrant crisis in 2015 as temporary shelter for refugees.[4]




  1. ^ "Stara Vrhnika - Park Vojašnice slovenske vojske 26. oktober". Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 2015-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Parliament Designates 25 October as Sovereignty Day". Slovenia Times. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kaj bo s prostori vojašnice po njenem zaprtju" (in Slovenian). Municipality of Vrhnika. 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2015-11-26. 
  4. ^ "V osmih dneh v Slovenijo prišlo že okoli 61.000 beguncev". 24ur.com (in Slovenian). 2015-10-24. Retrieved 2015-11-26. 

Coordinates: 45°58′21.33″N 14°17′26.57″E / 45.9725917°N 14.2907139°E / 45.9725917; 14.2907139