Bunker “Arpada Line”

During the Second World War, the Hungarian government built a military defense line in the north-eastern Carpathians – the Arpad Line. It consisted of several belts. The first one is in Prykarpattia, to protect the approaches to the main Carpathian watershed ridge, which was called the Gunyadi line. The second passed along the tops of the main Carpathian ridges and consisted of trenches and dugouts – the so-called line of St. Basil. The third – along narrow river valleys and near large settlements, included concrete fortifications and mechanical obstacles – the Arpad Line.

Бункер «Лінія Арпада»

The width of the Arpad Line in some places reached 120 km, and the length was 350 km. It included 439 open firing points, 750 pillboxes, 99 strongpoints, and 343 pillboxes. But the Hungarian fascists practically did not use the line, as they hastily retreated before the threat of encirclement by the Soviet army to Slovakia and Hungary.

The remains of fortifications can be seen in the villages of Pidpolozzia, Verkhnia Grabivnytsia, Synevyrska Polyana, Ust-Chorna and Yasinya. The dugouts on Mount Lopushna on the border with Ivano-Frankivsk region have been preserved in good condition. The wooden observation tower is located between the peaks of Bert’ and Pobita mountains above the Lopukhovo village of Tyachiv district. The Arpad Line museum operates in the village of Kolochava, Mizhhirsky district, where the spirit of that great war is very successfully recreated.

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A brief overview

🗺 Location N48°25’25” E23°41’32”
👉 Line Width 120 km
☝ Line Length 360 km
🧭 From Kolochava 4 km
🚙 Road for Car, on foot
🏕 Stand with a tent Yes
🏡 Housing nearby Kolochava
☕ Cafes and shops Kolochava

How to get to the “Arpada Line” bunker

 Walking route

🔰 Start From the Monument to Workers
🚶 Walking distance 450 m
🕐 Approximate time 5 min.

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