Slavín WWII memorial will get a facelift

The plan to build the WWII museum here has not materialised yet.

Commemoration festivities of the end of WWII are traditionally held at Slavín.Commemoration festivities of the end of WWII are traditionally held at Slavín. (Source: TASR)

Slavín, the monumental WWII war memorial perching on one of Bratislava’s hills, is to undergo reconstruction. The Interior Ministry has allocated €460,000 for this project, which should account for 80 percent of the total costs. Bratislava city council will provide the rest of the €115,000 and is obliged to spend the ministry’s money by the end of the year, the SITA newswire reported based on data published in the Central Register of Contracts.

Reconstruction works should include a stress analysis, restoration of the sculpture of the soldier on the top of the monument as well as other artistic and repair works.

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