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WWI Military cemetery Nižná Polianka

WWI Military cemetery Nižná Polianka

War cemetery is located between villages Nižná Polianka and Hutka. War cemetery is located between villages Nižná Polianka and Hutka. The cemetery consists of 192 single graves and 64 mass graves. There is 346 german and 38 austro-hungarian soldiers buried on the cemetery. The main element of the cemetery is stone cross and stone boards which carry the names of fallen soldiers,


Type of WWI-heritage

  • Military cemetery


2250 m2

State of repair/preservation

The cemetery is in good condition.

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



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

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