The war cemetery No 6 in Krempna

, 38-232 Krempna
49°30'35"N 21°29'35"E

One of the attractions of Krempna is World War I Cemetery No. 6, which is worth visiting. To see it, you need to deviate a bit from the trail and go to the hill Łokieć, turning into a marked dirt road slightly above the Museum of the Magurski National Park.

The necropolis was designed by the Slovak architect Dušan Jurkovič, who is rightly considered the most outstanding of the creators of the Galician war cemeteries. Soldiers wounded in the fighting on the Wisłoka River in the winter of 1914 were buried there and then died in a field hospital organized in Krempna. 53 Austro-Hungarian, 33 Russian, and 34 unknown soldiers were buried in 12 mass graves and 75 individual tombstones. Beautifully situated on a hill, the cemetery is surrounded by a stone wall that fits perfectly into the landscape, with an iron entrance gate. Wooden, stylish crosses, which partly have preserved information about the soldiers, are in perfect harmony with the surroundings. The center of the complex is an original monument in the form of a rotunda, formed by six stone pillars that support a concrete wreath decorated with oak leaves. The copper leaves that we can see today were put here during the renovation of the cemetery at the beginning of the 20th century. In the 1990s, and they were founded by Polish and Austrian soldiers serving together in the UN peacekeeping forces in the Golan Heights. On the other hand, on the pillars supporting the wreath, it is worth pay.

This place is on following trails

Get the app