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Military cemetery in Nižná Polianka
The cemetery has the shape of a rectangle measuring 75 x 28 meters. The graves are evenly placed in two large tomb squares. In total there are 192 graves at the cemetery and 64 common graves (three soldiers buried in each). Each grave has a serial number assigned to search for the identity of the buried soldier on the list contained in the archive folder of this war cemetery. This precisely processed, up to nine-page list of fallen soldiers buried in the war cemetery is a rarity.
Type of WWI-heritage
- Military cemetery
75 x 28 meters
State of repair/preservation
The cemetery was reconstructed.
Historical WWI Context
Most of buried in the war cemetery are German soldiers. In total there are 346 buried in this cemetery. Only 248 of them know their name and the military body in which they served. The remaining 98 German soldiers are unknown. There are also 30 soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army buried in this war cemetery. They are buried in graves no. 18, 34, 113, 114, 127, 128, 159, 161, 162, 178, 194, 207, 223 and 226. All are unknown. In graves number 160, 208 and 256 are buried by a total of eight unknown soldiers of the Russian army.
State of legal protection
Village Nižná Polianka
Kind of cultural use of WWI
No entrance fee
Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby
The village Nižná Polianka is located near the Slovak-Polish border. It lies in the northern part of the Low Beskids in the valley of the Ondava river. From the town of Bardejov, the village is 17 km away. The first written mention of the village dates back to 1572.
In the region, you can find several interesting places, like e.g.:
Bio swimming pool Snina http://biokupaliskosnina.sk/
Zoo Stropkov http://www.zoostropkov.sk/
Vihorlat observatory http://www.astrokolonica.sk/
Renaissance manor house in Humenné http://www.muzeumhumenne.sk/historia.html
Slovak opal mines https://www.opalovebane.com/
Open Air Museum Humenné http://www.muzeumhumenne.sk/skanzen.html
Bus stop in the village (http://cp.atlas.sk/bus/spojenie/ )
Further information sources
Further information can be found on the following link:
Other heritage sites nearby
Museums Private Collections
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