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German Charnel House - Nemška kostnica pri Tolminu
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German Charnel House

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The German Charnel House near Tolmin is situated on the left bank of the Soca River. It is in the immediate neighbourhood of the city Tolmin, about one kilometer past the school and across the parking lot of the former casino. The ossuary means building or place for preserving bones from the dig up graves. The German Charnel House was built by the company from Munich in the year 1938. There was buried 965 German soldiers. At the entrance to the foyer are forged doors, which are designed from gun barrels. The interior of the chapel is divided into two parts. In the first section the names of the fallen are inscribed on oak panels. In the second section, separated by a wrought iron screen, the names of the fallen are inscribed using mosaics in three lunettes. At the centre of this space is the grave of the Unknown Soldier where the sun strikes during the summer solstice.


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German Charnel House - German Charnel House near Tolmin

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German Charnel House near Tolmin
German Charnel House - Direction sign for German Charnel House

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Direction sign for German Charnel House
German Charnel House - Information board about German Charnel House near Tolmin

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Information board about German Charnel House near Tolmin
German Charnel House - German Charnel House from 1st World War

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German Charnel House from 1st World War
German Charnel House - In front of the foyer of the German Charnel House

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In front of the foyer of the German Charnel House
German Charnel House - Foyer of the chapel

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Foyer of the chapel
German Charnel House - View of the external part of the German Charnel House

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View of the external part of the German Charnel House
German Charnel House - Back side of the German Charnel House

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Back side of the German Charnel House

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Municipality: TOLMIN (11147 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Tolmin (3367 population), Podbrdo (605), Volče (577), Poljubinj (436), Most na Soči (414),

Zatolmin (341), Idrija pri Bači (300), Modrej (292), Dolenja Trebuša (275), Volarje (240), Slap ob Idrijci (236), Kamno (231), Kneža (192), Čiginj (184), Ponikve (179), Žabče (160), Pečine (149), Dolje (143), Ljubinj (139), Koritnica (133), Grahovo ob Bači (125), Prapetno Brdo (124), Petrovo Brdo (122), Bača pri Modreju (121), Prapetno (116), Gorenja Trebuša (114), Modrejce (108), Postaja (107), Gabrje (101), Šentviška Gora (100), Podmelec (96), Kanalski Lom (84), Stopnik (82), Hudajužna (80), Tolminski Lom (78), Kozaršče (78), Sela pri Volčah (68), Klavže (62), Logaršče (60), Roče (59), Čadrg (49), Gorenji Log (45), Temljine (43), Rut (42), Stržišče (40), Polje (38), Zadlaz-Žabče (38), Drobočnik (30), Zakraj (28), Kuk (25), Zadlaz-Čadrg (25), Selišče (22), Daber (22), Kozmerice (20), Grant (19), Obloke (19), Bukovski Vrh (19), Trtnik (18), Bača pri Podbrdu (16), Dolgi Laz (14), Volčanski Ruti (13), Gorski Vrh (13), Loje (11), Znojile (11), Porezen (11), Selce (9), Sela nad Podmelcem (7), Grudnica (7), Tolminske Ravne (6), Kneške Ravne (5), Kal (4), Lisec (0)