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Mobilisation Anniversary 2017

Remembering the 79th anniversary of the general mobilisation

For the past seven years in Bratislava, there has been an event at the end of September commemorating the military history and events of the final tragic years leading to the death of the first democratic Czechoslovak Republic. This year’s event is highlighted by three re-enactments with participating military history clubs. Besides conflicts at the borders during the fateful years of 1938 and 1939, the overwhelming of the Stalin Line by the German Wehrmacht and the Army of the Slovak Republic during the war years will be re-enacted. There are also several smaller re-enactments which the military history clubs have prepared for you. The re-enactments will be moderated throughout the day.  The event is organised by the Czechoslovak Fortification Museum.

When: 23 September 2017, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Czechoslovak Fortification Museum (B-S 4 “Lány”), Viedenská cesta, Bratislava – Petržalka (at the Berg border crossing)

Re-enactments: Situation along the Czechoslovak border in 1938 and the tragic events connected with it, and also premiering the re-enactment of battles fought along the Molotov Line.

Admission:  FREE

How to get there: The event takes place on Viedenská cesta, close to the border with Austria.  The museum where the event takes place can be reached best either by car or by bicycle along the cycle trail.

By car: If coming by car, take Viedenská cesta toward the Slovakia-Austria border. There is a large parking area on the right side with a sign announcing the museum. Park your car there and follow the directions on the signs. It takes about 5 minutes to reach the museum on foot from the parking area. Just follow the cycle route and signs. To orient yourself better, look at the map at the end of this paragraph.

By bicycle: If you are cycling from Petržalka, follow the same route as given for cars in the paragraph above. If you are coming from the centre of Bratislava, ideally you should bicycle across either SNP (UFO) Bridge or Lafranconi Bridge and continue along the marked cycle trail to the grounds of the museum. To orient better, there is also a small map indicating the marked cycle trail.

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