Vojna Memorial in Lešetice u Příbrami

The memorial is part of the Mining Museum Příbram and is devoted to a bleak part of Czech post-war history. The memorial offers a tour of a former prisoner-of-war camp, where German prisoners of war were kept from 1947 to 1949. From 1949 to 1951, the camp served as a forced-labour camp and later it became a prison for political prisoners of the communist regime imprisoned between 1951 and 1961.The memorial is the last preserved authentic prison from the times of communist persecution. There are 16 historically significant buildings preserved, of which you can visit the camp headquarters, correction, "bunker", accommodation facility "G", community centre, former infirmary of the camp and others. The complex is located between the former uranium mines Vojna (War) No. I and II. The exhibition is well crafted and modern. It even includes a cinema and a tower from which you can observe the whole camp. The site is obviously bleak, but it is definitely worth visiting. On your ways there or back, you can also visit the town of Příbram.

Route and transport to the site

Walking:

This site is not suitable for a hike from Slapy, due to its remoteness.

Cycling:

This site is not suitable for cycling from Slapy, due to its remoteness.

By car (approx. 40 km):

Golf Slapy - Buš - Nový Knín - Stará Huť - Dobříš - Lešetice - Vojna memorial. The memorial is a little difficult to find, even though there are signs showing the directions on the roads to the site. The best way there is via highway No. 4 in the direction of Southern Bohemia. Take the Příbram/Lešetice exit (GPS: 49°38'18.349"N, 14°3'1.22"E) and continue to Lešetice. From there, follow traffic signs. The memorial is located in the heart of woods and there is a car park directly in front of the gate of the memorial.

GPS coordinates

www.mapy.cz - 49°38'22.894"N, 14°0'9.357"E

Map

Map No. 35 / A6, KČT (Czech Tourist Club) series

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Info: www.muzeum-pribram.cz/exhmpb/expvp/expvp.html