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Cemetery of the German Soldiers (1916-1918) in Batinesti village, Tifesti commune, Vrancea County, Romania
It was built in 1924 and rebuilt after 1994. Here lie about 3,000 German soldiers, a few hundred of them being identified and buried with cross in individual tombs, while the remains of the rest being placed a large ossuary that sits at the entrance to the cemetery. On each cross is written the name of the soldier, the date of his death and the military unit that he used to belong to.
The monument is surrounded by stone walls, and at the entrance there is a stone flank. Hundreds of crosses of the tombs are bordered in four corridors by two broad alleys forming a cross. At the intersection of the alleys there is a stone funeral monument.
Romania, South East Region, Vrancea County
Type of WWI-heritage
- Military cemetery
No information available
State of repair/preservation
Historical WWI Context
The cemetery was built in the memory of German soldiers who lost their lives during World War I battles in Romania.
A history of Romania's participation in World War I can be found on the following website: www.marelerazboi.ro.
State of legal protection
This is an objective included in the List of Historic Monuments, classified as historical monuments type A (-IV-s-A-06653), according to the Order of the Minister of Culture no. 2.828/2015.
Tifesti Commune Mayor’s Office
Kind of cultural use of WWI
The monument can be visited throughout the entire year.
Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby
There are no accommodations units in Tifesti Commune. An alternative option would be to book your accommodation in the town of Focsani.
The nearest railway station is Putna Seaca, located between Focsani and Marasesti (http://mersultrenurilorcfr.ro/)
There is a minibus journey between Focsani and Tifesti. (http://www.autogari.ro/curse?pid=13507&did=628&zi=2017-11-21&pas=1-0-0-0-0)
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Cemetery of the German Soldiers (1916-1918) in Batinesti village, Tifesti commune, Vrancea County, Romania45.856890 27.163675 fileadmin/res/images/layout/standar-marker.png