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World War I. Military Cemetery 1. – public cemetery of Pécs

The monument was made of pyrogranite by György Kungl in 1998. As a part of the public cemetery of Pécs there is a detached plot for the victims of the world wars. The creator wished to commemorate the dead of the Great War with the monument depicting a double-headed eagle, symbolising reality and unreality at the same time. The base of the statue is a cross indicates the resurrection of Jesus. Eagles - or the double-headed eagle - lean against this cross referring to a “turul”, the ancient bird of Hungary, the symbol of two characters: heroism and courage. It’s also reminds of a phoenix, that burns than reborn from the ashes as the symbol of immortality.

Hungary, Hungary

Type of WWI-heritage

  • War monument

Dimensions

State of repair/preservation

no information available

Historical WWI Context

Within 4 bigger parcels there is a military cemetery in the public cemetery for the soldiers of 12 different nations who died in the World War I and II.

State of legal protection

protected (Ruled by the Act LXIV of 2001 https://net.jogtar.hu/jr/gen/hjegy_doc.cgi?docid=a0100064.tv )

Owner

Public property

Kind of cultural use of WWI

no data available

Opening

The Public Cemetery of Pécs Between April till November is opened from 6.a.m. until 20 p.m. From November till April from 7 a.m. till 17 p.m.

The Baka múzeum in Szekszárd is open Saturdays 9.00-13.00

Other visiting opportunities may be arranged for groups or non-locals by contacting György Borbandi (tel.: +36302260868, e-mail: bbander@freemail.hu) or Zoltán Tálosi (tel.: +36304571022, e-mail: repulos@hotmail.com)

For more information about “Új világ született” exhibition visit:

http://ujvilagszuletett1.elsovilaghaboru.com/en/visitor-information

The Museum of Military History is opened from Tuesday till Sunday, form 9.00 – 17.00.

(tel: +36 1 325-1600; e-mail: webmaster@mail.militaria.hu )

Entrance Fee

Entry to the Baka Museum in Szekszárd is free of charge, the entry to “Új világ született” exhibition is 3000 HUF, while the entry to the Museum of Military History is 1.500 HUF.

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

The city of Pécs is home to countless tourist attractions. It has been inhabited since the Roman ages, when it was called Sopianae. One of the main tourist attractions is the Early Christian Cemetery which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. This heritage site can be accessed through the Cella Septichora Visitor’s Centre. Medieval relics can be found in the Dóm Museum. The present neo-romanesque cathedral was built at the end of the 19th century. During the 16th century Pécs was occupied by the Turkish, and the modern cityscape has preserved some of its built heritage. The main attraction is the mosque of pasha Gazi Kasim, which is found on the main square (Széchenyi tér) of the city. Another important element of Pécs’ heritage is Zsolnay porcelain, their legacy being carried on and rejuvenated by the founding of the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, which has become a new cultural scene in the city. Further tourist information about Pécs can be found at: http://www.iranypecs.hu/en/ and http://www.zsolnaynegyed.hu/

Accomodation

Various providers in broad range of categories can be found at: booking.com

Search: Pécs, (Baranya, Hungary)

Public Transport

Pécs can be accessed by train and coach also. InterCity trains leave from Budapest, Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern railway station) every two hours. The trip is 3 hours long. Timetables can be found at https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en. Coaches leave from Népliget Bus Terminal (https://www.volanbusz.hu/en/travel-information/our-stations/budapest#nepliget), the trip is about 4 hours long. Coach timetables can be found at www.menetrendek.hu and clicking on “csak Volán járatok”.

To reach the Pécs public cemetery: local Pécs city bus lines 6,7, and 41 can be taken to the stop “Temető északi kapu”. Timetables are available at: http://mobilitas.biokom.hu/en/home

Other heritage sites nearby

Museums Private Collections

There is a museum in Szekszárd (60 km north of Pécs in Tolna county) dedicated to the infantryman of Tolna county who served in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. It is the private collection of György Borbandi and Zoltán Tálosi that has been made available for public viewing. Hungarian language website: http://bakamuzeum.hupont.hu/

Address: Béla király tér 1., Vár köz, 7100 Szekszárd

„Új világ született“(„A New World Was Born“) permanent exhibition guides visitors from the belle époque through wartime enthusiasm to bitter disillusionment on over 600 square metres. The exhibition brings the horrors of war closer to the spectators of today with the help of exceptional visual devices.

Address: Várkert Bazár, Dél Palota, Ybl Miklós Square 6., 1013 Budapest

There is another permanent exhibition in the Museum of Military History in Budapest with the title, „Hungary in the Great War 1914-1918“.

Address: Kapisztrán Square 2-4, 1014 Budapest

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