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A Walk Through an Open-Air Museum


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During the Second World War, the Slovak National Uprising against Nazi Germany took place in the regional capital of Banska Bystrica.

Ten years ago, the Slovak National Uprising Museum, situated just outside the city centre, was opened.*

The museum features open-air displays of numerous weapons which were used in the war, such as cannons, tanks and armored vehicles.

There is also a Li-2, a former bomber and transport aircraft, on exhibit during the summer season.

T 34
T -34
IL 52
IL- 52
Panoramic view
Panoramic view

*A new permanent exposition named “Slovakia in the antifascist resistance movement in Europe in the years 1939-1945” was opened on 27 August 2004.


uprising: an act of resistance, a rebellion.

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