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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

Dimensions

2x2x4m

State of repair/preservation

good

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

Protected

Owner

Municipality of Jilovice

Kind of cultural use of WWI

Mentioned in education trail Nove Hrady and surroundings.

ruze.ekomuzeum.cz

Opening

public area

Entrance Fee

none

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. 

www.ckrumlov.info/docs/en/kaktualita.xml

www.c-budejovice.cz/en

www.mesto-trebon.cz

 

 

 

 

Accomodation

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 

Public Transport

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

Location

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