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WWI Military cemetery Bodružal

WWI Military cemetery Bodružal

War cemetery is located on the edge of public cemetery. It consists of 39 graves. More than 400 soldiers of austro-hungarian and russian army is buried there. The cemetery was restored in 2004-2007. Unfortunately it was not possible to mark the exact location of the cemetery. The main element of the cemetery is wooden monument. The negative space in it is cross-shaped. The graves are symbolicaly represented by 39 concrete cubes placed nearby the monument. There is 17th century wooden church located not far away from the cemetery. Since 2018 the cemetery is listed as "national cultural monument".


Type of WWI-heritage

  • Military cemetery


State of repair/preservation

The cemetery is in good condition.

The cemetery was reconstructed in the period of 2004 - 2007,

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 Bodružal

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:

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