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WWI monument Kojakovice, Czech Republic
When coming back from the war, village people asked/agreed that local son Jan Kojan should make a sculpture in memory of the soldiers from the village fallen during WWI. The sculputere is unique and only one of three sculptures the now famous Czech painter ever made.
Czech Republic, South Bohemian Region
Type of WWI-heritage
- War monument
State of repair/preservation
Historical WWI Context
Jan Kojan and a several other people from Kojakovice fought on the different fronts during WWI. Some of the villagers also fought in the so-called Czech Legion, which was fighting on the side of the allied forces.
Upon his return, village people asked/agreed that Jan Kojan should make a sculpture in memory of the soldiers from the village fallen during WWI. The sculputere is unique and only one of three sculptures the now famous Czech painter ever made.
State of legal protection
Municipality of Jilovice
Kind of cultural use of WWI
Mentioned in education trail Nove Hrady and surroundings.
Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby
The village of Kojakovice is part of the Municipality of Jilovice. The village is situated at the edge of the Unesco Trebon Biospere Reserve and Protected Landscape Area. It is in a region with a very high tourism for nature, culture, and history. Nearby Ceske Krumlov (40km) is a Unesco World Heritage Town with over a million visitors per year. The historic town of Ceske Budejovice is the main town of the region, and the eightst biggest town of the Czech Republic with over 190 000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area.
The historic town of Trebon (10 km) used to be the final seat of the Rozmberk family and a major visitors center as well.
Some local pensions
The Town of Trebon at 10 km is a major tourist destination with all amenities and facilities.
Ceske Budejovice (24 km) and Cesky Krumlov (40km) are world tourist destinations
Irregular bus connection from Trebon and Ceske Budejovice, which have regular train connections.
Further information sources
Other heritage sites nearby
Museums Private Collections
Some stories of soldiers and about Jan Kojan are on display in the Czech Emigration Museum Kojakovice
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