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WWI Military cemetery Veľkrop

WWI Military cemetery Veľkrop

The cemetery near the village Veľkrop is the biggest WW1 cemetery in the area of Slovak republic. It is located on the hills above the village. There is 8662 soldiers of austro-hungarian and russian army buried there. The cemetery was in the state of decay for many years. It was reconstructed  during 2010-2018. In 2018 it was listed as a national cultural heritage. There is also educational trail connecting the cemetery and the village.


Type of WWI-heritage

  • Military cemetery


3 360 m2

State of repair/preservation

The cemetery is in good condition.

The cemetery was reconstructed in the period of 2010 - 2018.

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

National cultural monument


Village Veľkrop

Kind of cultural use of WWI



Entrance Fee

No 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:


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