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A tribute to the human spirit.

Hidden in an small canyon, this clandestine hospital treated wounded Partisan soldiers during WO... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Haacht, Belgium
A testament to resilience

In light of what’s happening in the world at the moment, this site is an uplifting reminder of how... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Hidden in an small canyon, this clandestine hospital treated wounded Partisan soldiers during WO II. The mortality rate was only 10 %, which is amazing considering the very limited medical resources they had. In every cabin you find good information and moving stories, which bring...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

In light of what’s happening in the world at the moment, this site is an uplifting reminder of how resilient humans can be to fascism. An added bonus is the beauty of the setting. This is only one of many partisan hospitals in Slovenia, most...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

History lesson in Slovenia, which I found very interesting. To get there was rather difficult because of the hard terrain. But on the other hand breathtaking views . Fascinating gorge . Inbetween two rough walls is hidden the pearl of human resistance and the story...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Former partisan hospital is till hidden in picturesque gorge with some small waterfalls and vivid creek. Path is partly new, protected and even families can walk up to the part with barracks and museum presentation. You will pay small entrance fee and get a leaflet...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Miha P
Reviewed 13 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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Mickacat
Reviewed 29 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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Picatura
Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Rafal S
Reviewed 2 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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank JurijKobal
Reviewed 2 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 229jacquelinec
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Response from AnaMarijaI2 | 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