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Franja Hospital

Dolenji Novaki, Cerkno 5282, Slovenia
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Partizan Hospital Franja from WW2

The hike to the Partizan Hospital Franja goes trough a difficult terrain that provided a natural... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Durham, North Carolina
via mobile
Very engaging and moving

Once upon a time, during cruel times, in a steep, damp gorge, suffering people were hid by humans... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Kent, United Kingdom
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Dolenji Novaki, Cerkno 5282, Slovenia
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The hike to the Partizan Hospital Franja goes trough a difficult terrain that provided a natural safety feature to the wounded partisans and people caring for them. You learn along the way what safety measures have been necessary in order to keep the location secret...More

Thank Mickacat
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Once upon a time, during cruel times, in a steep, damp gorge, suffering people were hid by humans from anti-humanity. With the help from the locals and a lot of hard work and personal sacrifice, the humans build a community and organised themselves in a...More

Thank Picatura
Reviewed 26 September 2017

It's amazing experience. When you visit hospital wooden buildings you think "how they did it?". How did they build them in this narrow gorge, under the river? The hospital has an amazing history It was never discovered by Germans. Over 500 severely wounded partisans were...More

Thank Rafal S
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Who knew that a war time hospital hidden in a river gorge could be so fascinating? The climb up the river is moderately difficult, and most of the site was rebuilt after floods, but it still manages to offer a sense of what it was...More

Thank artmatterspgh
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

There were people who had harts and spirit to help others. This hospital is a tribute to those people who think of others first and then after themselves. The location is very nice for a walk and is necessary to be visited if you want...More

Thank JurijKobal
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit, we returned with our daughter and her friend. Visiting this place evokes many emotions. It gives one an understanding of the hardships, dangers as well as camaraderie during the war.

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Visited franja hospital and it was well worth the visit. Really well looked after and very safe pathway to the main site. Unreal when you look back at history and think about what had happened during the war. These people will be remembered and rightly...More

Thank Vi c
Reviewed 26 May 2017 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...More

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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.

Thank Matej O
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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.

Thank Vouhca
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3 May 2017|
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Response from Ana Marija I | Reviewed this property |
Hello yes you can have a guided tour but I don't know if they do it for individuals (I saw on web site published 2015 that they do tour for min 50 guest and it took 1.5 hour) I was there and you can do the trip alone, all... More