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Small museum "Carpathian front 1914/1915" in Nižná Polianka

Small museum "Carpathian front 1914/1915" in Nižná Polianka

Small installation is located inside the administration building of village Nižná Polianka. It focuses on WW1 warfare on the north-east of Slovakia, especially in the area near the village Nižná Polianka. Installation consists of pieces of WW1 gear and unifoms. The part of the installation are also informational panels in slovak and english language. For visiting the installation It is necessary to make a reservation by email in advance. 


Type of WWI-heritage

  • WW1 museum


State of repair/preservation

Historical WWI Context

The territory of today’s Slovak Republic was directly affected by the WWI battles from autumn 1914 till spring 1915. Military operations took place on the territory of two counties in the North-Eastern Slovakia (Prešovský self-governing region with following counties: Bardejov, Humenné, Medzilaborce, Snina, Stropkov and Svidník). The military operations took place in difficult territory of Carpathian Mountains. The Austro-Hungarian army and Russian army were involved in these battles. In March and April 1915, the German army was also involved in the battle. Military operations that took several months resulted in more than 50,000 soldiers dead. The soldiers of former rival armies are buried in approximately 200 military cemeteries. The largest number of these cemeteries is located on the territory of the above six regions, where the military operations took place. In addition, the military cemeteries were created near the military hospitals or concentration camps at the front background. Such military cemeteries are located on whole territory of today Slovakia, especially near the large cities.

State of legal protection

Not protected


Village Nižná Polianka

Kind of cultural use of WWI


According to the agreement with the office of Nižná Polianka.

In case of interest, please contact them:

Entrance Fee


Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby

Public Transport

Bus stop in the village:

Further information sources

Further information can be found on the following link:

Museums Private Collections


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