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“Moving memory from the Partizan times”
Review of Franja Hospital

Franja Hospital
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Cerkno
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Yugoslavia was the only country in Europe that won the battles against Nazi Germany almost by themselves. During world war 2 the Partizan army build many hidden hospitals . Franja is the real memory of that times. A visit there takes you back to these heroic days. You feel the atmosphere, you understand the system, you admire the people who put up this place which treated over 1000 patients and was never discovered by the Nazis.

I find it the most moving visit in lovely Slovenia

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Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

We were holidaying in the Cerkno region and the Franja Partisan Hospital was suggested as somewhere to visit. I wasn't initially interested because I didn't feel like visiting a museum, but I'm so glad I did. It all starts with a 500 m walk along a river. There are information boards along the way that start giving you a feeling for what the experiences were during that part of the world during WW2. I particularly liked the quotes from the people involved with the hospital.
The hospital itself is a collection of buildings in the middle of a gorge with the river in done places rushing directly underneath.
While the original buildings were almost completely destroyed in a flood in 2007, the reconstruction still gives you a feel for the place. All in all a most worthwhile visit. Please note that there is quite a walk from the car park.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Not much else to say about it. This used to be one of the few partisan hospitals that remained hidden throughout the war: it is therefore an outstanding monument of human capacity for resilience in extreme conditions. Unfortunately, this outstanding piece of heritage was badly damaged in the floods a few years ago, however, they managed to resotre it to almost pristine condition.

1  Thank Gregor P
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

The Franja Partisan Hospital is a bit off the beaten track, but well worth the drive. This was a fully organized and functioning hospital, serving soldiers and partisans. It is located up a narrow gorge, which helps explain how it could be hidden during WWII. The effort to build and supply the hospital, all while keeping it a secret, and carrying wounded soldiers on stretchers up the gorge is just amazing. The path is decent for getting there, although there are some steep areas that have a wooden walkway with cleats to keep it from being slippery. There are about 20 buildings to see, with information in English in each location, which really helps tell the story.

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Partizanska Bolnica Franja is a rebuilt partizan hospital. Untill 2007 it was original but due to heavy rain most of the camp was flooded, so they had to rebuilt the camp. Parking is free at the restaurant below. Lucky for us we dont have to walk through the riverbed, there is now a nice pad up to the camp with a lot of information to give you moments of rest. Beleave it or not the particans did this in the dark without a break. All buildings have somthing to tell and you will geat a good fealing about the livestile in this hospital. GREAT

1  Thank Paul d
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