Petržalka Bunker & War Cemetery Bratislava – Go exploring!

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"Petržalka Bunker & War Cemetery" outside Bratislava is a WW1 cemetery and has installation about the Iron Curtain. I like the dark history of this place.

If you feel a little adventurous and want to know more about Bratislava's recent history, you should definitely visit Petržalka's southwestern extremity – Kopčianska Street. As you reach the inconspicuous Austrian border, turn right to the narrow road along the border. You'll find some information here about how the border in this area has kept changing since the 18th century. Fascinating stuff!

The restored WW1 cemetery opposite is the final resting place of soldiers of different nationalities. It offers a nice stroll among the white crosses and under the leafy trees. A row of barbed wire fence next to the cemetery is a model of the border protection system which stood here during Communism. The stern, ominous looking installation gives you a good understanding of what the Iron Curtain literally looked like, which is an immense contrast with the open cyclists-filled border of today.

The bulky military bunker behind the cemetery dates back to before WW2. It has been restored by volunteers and whether or not you are into military history, the building itself is quite impressive. At the end of the day you can climb up and watch the last rays of sun over the corn fields, with Bratislava Castle in the background.

I like how this place soaked in the dark history, is nowadays visited by families, cyclists and joggers. It stays quite hidden not only from tourists but also from Bratislava residents. The ideal place for an educational stroll.

About this spot

Kopčianska

Mon - Fri 14:00 - 17:30, Sat - Sun 14:00 - 17:00

free

+421

902961164

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