Charnel House of World War I Victims, Ljubljana, Žale

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The statue dedicated to fallen Slovenian soldiers of the 17th Infantry Regiment in Ljubljana cemetery was begun in 1916 by sculptor Svetoslav Peruzzi and completed by sculptor Lojze Dolinar. The monument was later set on the staircase of the charnel house of World War I victims, which was designed by Plečnik’s student architect Edvard Ravnikar and opened on 10 December 1939. The charnel house holds the remains of 5,258 fallen soldiers and prisoners of war.

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Register of the Fallen Soldiers

Text: Marko Štepec
Photos: (1) Marko Štepec; (2, 3) Archive of Muzej novejše zgodovine Slovenije

Access and useful info


At the roundabout Žale, turn to Žalska ulica byway and leave your car in the parking area at the beginning of the byway. From the parking lot continue on foot along Žalska ulica and turn left towards the church where the entrance to the cemetery is. Take the central cemetery path and after about a 5-minute walk, the Charnel House is seen on the right.


Muzej novejše in sodobne zgodovine Slovenije
(National Museum of Contemporary History)
Celovška cesta 23
SI‒1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 300 96 10, +386 1 300 96 11

TIC Ljubljana
Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje 2
SI‒1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 306 12 15

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GPS coordinates

46.069505, 14.532923

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