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Franja Hospital

Address: Dolenji Novaki, Cerkno 5282 , Slovenia
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Cerkno
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Kibbutz Lotan
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Excellently signed path to an incredible example of humanity at its best. Amazing effort to save life in impossible conditions. The reconstruction of the site after its destruction in a recent flood is also an act of commitment to preserving the memory of these special people

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The hospital is Extremely interesting and informative. Beautiful environment. I would truely recommend this to everyone!!

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The Netherlands
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144 reviews 144 reviews
88 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Franja Partisan Hospital was functioning during the last 2 years of the 2nd World War in the hidden gorge of Pasica in Dolenji Novaki near Cerkno. A beautiful hidden place; 500 meters walking up to reach it from parking place, surrounded with perfect explained boards along the trail. You still can see, that at that time it was a difficultly... More

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188 reviews 188 reviews
132 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Yugoslavia was the only country in Europe that won the battles against Nazi Germany almost by themselves. During world war 2 the Partizan army build many hidden hospitals . Franja is the real memory of that times. A visit there takes you back to these heroic days. You feel the atmosphere, you understand the system, you admire the people who... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were holidaying in the Cerkno region and the Franja Partisan Hospital was suggested as somewhere to visit. I wasn't initially interested because I didn't feel like visiting a museum, but I'm so glad I did. It all starts with a 500 m walk along a river. There are information boards along the way that start giving you a feeling... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Not much else to say about it. This used to be one of the few partisan hospitals that remained hidden throughout the war: it is therefore an outstanding monument of human capacity for resilience in extreme conditions. Unfortunately, this outstanding piece of heritage was badly damaged in the floods a few years ago, however, they managed to resotre it to... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The Franja Partisan Hospital is a bit off the beaten track, but well worth the drive. This was a fully organized and functioning hospital, serving soldiers and partisans. It is located up a narrow gorge, which helps explain how it could be hidden during WWII. The effort to build and supply the hospital, all while keeping it a secret, and... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Partizanska Bolnica Franja is a rebuilt partizan hospital. Untill 2007 it was original but due to heavy rain most of the camp was flooded, so they had to rebuilt the camp. Parking is free at the restaurant below. Lucky for us we dont have to walk through the riverbed, there is now a nice pad up to the camp with... More

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Bern, Switzerland
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

When u come into this really narrow valley with small cosy houses, u are immediatly suprised, how people were hiding in 2WW. when u enter one of the house, u feel so old ;)

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Great hopital form ww2. Hidden in the tight valey. Really an extraordinary site. Would recomend to the younger generation.

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