Slavin War Memorial, Bratislava

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Pay your respects to some of Bratislava's liberators at Slavin War Memorial, a memorial monument and burial ground dedicated to the Soviet Army soldiers killed during the liberation of Slovakia's capital in World War II. Opened in 1960, the cemetery has six mass graves and 278 individual graves. The Stalinist-style memorial dominates the surrounding park with its 39.5 m (130 ft) obelisk topped by an 11 m (36 ft) sculpture of a Soviet soldier waving a flag. The central hall with various statues houses a symbolic sarcophagus made of white marble. Read the dates of the liberation of different places in Slovakia from the inscriptions on the outside walls. PutSlavin War Memorial into our Bratislava online tour itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It’s a hike up to Slavin but well with the effort. The mass graves of over 6,000 Russians and the individual graves of many more are indicative of the sacrifices made to defeat the Nazis. It’s a...  more »
  • A memorial to Soviet war dead, it's a long walk uphill and I'm not sure of any other way to get there There are approximately 7000 buried here who died during ww2. The views are great but let's not.....  more »
  • Great example of communist architecture celebrating war heroes. Good hangout just before sunset, with couples enjoying a romantic moment and friends sharing beers. Current undergoing renovation. Great views (mainly to the east, you wont see much of the sunset)
  • Currently partialy under reconstruction but still a must see/visit place in Bratislava. Russian soldiers memorial monument and cemetary. It is a burial ground of thousands of Soviet army soldiers who fell during WW2 while taking over the city in April 1945 from the occupying German army. Asi a bonus :-) there is a nice view to the city.

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