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Address: Dolenji Novaki, Cerkno 5282, Slovenia

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Very nice place. The Second World War was one of the most difficult trials for mankind. Like other freedom-loving nations, the Slovenes organised themselves to struggle against... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place. The Second World War was one of the most difficult trials for mankind. Like other freedom-loving nations, the Slovenes organised themselves to struggle against fascism and nazism. Clandestine hospital were built in barely accessible forests, deep gorges and underground caves. They saved lives in circumstances that are hardly imaginable today. After the capitulation of Italy in the... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When in you are in Cerkno, you should defenitely visit Partisan hospital Franja! A great monument of humanity of WW2. I recomend taking a guide as he explains a lot of details about process of building and operating of hospital in a beautiful gorge.

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Postojna, Slovenia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

gorge and at the end of it you find a partisan hospital where people save human lives in very hard circumstances. A monument to how a big person a man can be.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

After skiing in Cerkno Ski resort the idea come to go and check this hospital. unfortunately the place officially open in 1 of Apriol so my full visit will need to wait till that time, but as much as i can see till now it is just amazing. How people can organize in the time of crisis and without payback... More 

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Pula, Croatia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

we were at the franja hospital few times and always see something more . ESPECIALLY NICE FROM SPRING TO AUTUMN

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Human monument to people's benevolence. It is remarkable and extraordinary. From parking lot leads you 500m path through forrest and rocky grounds. At some points it is a bit steep but well renovated and poses no problem. 5€ entrance for a walk on the sight that is well marked and explained. Facts are written down everywhere along the way (could... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This site tells a true story of people going a lot more than the extra mile to care for others. The site is well organized. The info provided tells personal stories, not just dry facts. Access to the site is well done and safe, but not suitable for wheelchairs or baby buggies.

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Maribor, Slovenia
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

When you just hear Partisan Hospital – you can’t imagine what you will see. You will need 10 minutes of walk over some rocky way. After a small waterfall you will enter to a narrow gorge with more than dozen wooden barracks. Each one had special function and is kept nearly intact or, as good guides explain, was reconstructed for... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

been there in 2001 and last year. it was sad to see the original hospital being washed away by the flood, but they did a really good job rebulding it. the feel how ever was better in 2001, when you knew everything there is original, as left behind after the war. but even the renovated hospital is a nice monument... More 

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Reviewed 19 September 2015

I have been there 4 times - this time was the first after the flood. It is still very impressive but I think the renovations were not done correctly - for example they could have worn out the new wood or paint it that it will look older. But again - The place is very moving

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