Fodor's Expert Review Franja Partisan Hospital

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This is the best-preserved and the most exciting of WWII Partisan hospitals, which served as a clandestine aid center for wounded resistance soldiers, tucked away in a gorge and secluded ravine where the Nazis would not have looked. Named after the doctor that helped run it, Franja was attacked but never actually discovered at its location deep in the Pasice gorge in the village of Dolenji Novaki. From its opening in December 1943 to liberation in May 1945, a total of 522 wounded soldiers of various nationalities were treated there.

Be it a 20-minute nature walk or few hours' exploration, experiencing the Franja Partisan Hospital is an ideal and active way to add variety to traditional museum excursions. Well-written information boards will lead you up a stunning path to 14 wooden cabins that served as the hospital complex. As a result of a disastrous flood in 2007, the entire site has been reconstructed, based on previously prepared drawings, a project that concluded in 2010.... READ MORE

This is the best-preserved and the most exciting of WWII Partisan hospitals, which served as a clandestine aid center for wounded resistance soldiers, tucked away in a gorge and secluded ravine where the Nazis would not have looked. Named after the doctor that helped run it, Franja was attacked but never actually discovered at its location deep in the Pasice gorge in the village of Dolenji Novaki. From its opening in December 1943 to liberation in May 1945, a total of 522 wounded soldiers of various nationalities were treated there.

Be it a 20-minute nature walk or few hours' exploration, experiencing the Franja Partisan Hospital is an ideal and active way to add variety to traditional museum excursions. Well-written information boards will lead you up a stunning path to 14 wooden cabins that served as the hospital complex. As a result of a disastrous flood in 2007, the entire site has been reconstructed, based on previously prepared drawings, a project that concluded in 2010. The accessibility and safety of the pathway were greatly improved during the rebuild.

Walking the path is free. Entrance into the museum hospital complex is €4 for adults. There is also a small café with public toilets at the parking lot/entrance.

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Dolenji Novaki pri Cerknem
Cerkno, N/A Slovenia  5282, Slovenia

05-372–3180

www.muzej-idrija-cerkno.si

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Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar.

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