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Kriegerdenkmal Gönnern (2).jpg
Specifies a memorial as a war memorial. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: in use

Same use of memorial=war_memorial [A building, monument, statue or other edifice to celebrate a war or a victory or to commemorate those who died or were injured in a war.]. The difference is that this tag is to be used when the memorial can be better described with another memorial tag. This is to avoid using separators or adding deprecated tags such as memorial:type=*.[1] [2]

How to map

Add a node node or an area area and add war_memorial=yes in addition to the primary memorial=* value. historic=memorial is required as well.


  1. [1], war memorial statue/stele/stone, Talk:Key:memorial
  2. [2], Loss of detail with memorial=war_memorial alone?, OpenStreetMap Community