Mauthausen Memorial - KZ-Gedenkstatte, Linz

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Mauthausen Memorial - KZ-Gedenkstatte shares the story of a concentration camp, introduces you to its inhabitants, and takes you on a journey through their lives and deaths. Although the exact number of deaths is unknown, it's estimated to have been between 122,700 and 320,000. Walk through interpretive exhibits with more than 100 original objects, plus 30 videos and audio interviews with survivors and witnesses. You'll be able to pass through rooms where inmates from more than 40 countries lived, as well as through gas chambers where they were suffocated and crematoriums where bodies were disposed of. This attraction is not recommended for children under age 14. Using our world travel planner, Linz attractions like Mauthausen Memorial - KZ-Gedenkstatte can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    My eleven year old son described him thus: "invigorating for the mind". I think in this short sentence of a preadolescent locked up a deep thought. Is a place to visit on your toes while respecting the pain that is breathed in every corner and listening to the silence that transports us to a time not too far away lived by people who fought for their and our dignity as men. These were the emotions. Now some practical information: the memorial opens at 9 and admission is free. The tour guide in Italian leaves at 10.30 (cost 5 euros and 3 euros reduced) and lasts for a couple of hours but it can be done only by more than 14 years, so we accommodated the audio guide costs 3 euro each. The audio guide is given to adults only so if you want to make your children bring a headset so you can hear together. The stories are not too strong but realistically tell what happened in the field, so the boys must be prepared to such plays. To visit everything calmly serve between 3 and 4 hours but if you're in a hurry you can also do it in 2 hours skipping something. The audio guide will take you to Scale of death, which in my opinion should be seen and especially should be made to trace the memory of those who lost their lives in that place. Visit a must do.
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  • August 15, 2017
    A cold sunday afternoon was an apt time to visit. The audio tour takes 2 hours so arrive well before closing time if you want to take this option. An odd feeling as the lady at reception points out th...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The audio tour that you can purchase for 6 euro gives a tarnished image from the horrors that the nazi regime. You can you were almost in pictures and if you do then you will find all this repulsive. You really just need to come out of all impressions. But if you stay here say even harder this never again. Nowhere in the world.
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  • July 5, 2017
    Fantastic museum. We Paid the three euros and got the recorded tour guide. It was well worth it. Emotionally draining, it's hallowed ground here.
  • April 17, 2017
    Our visit to the memorial was a splendid one though it was extremely cold for a spring time visit, and rainy, but it did bring out the dramatic effect as well. The Mauthausen memorial is truly a jewel historically speaking and how parts of it have been preserved or reconstructed alongside those parts that have been left with marks of the past make for a truly compelling lesson, one that we should never forget nor repeat. Like all other WWII tributes and museums, it speaks of the horrific conditions of POWs and the tragedies done to the Jewish population, however unlike other places, it keeps intact pieces of history exactly as how they were and allow you to imagine the appalling conditions as can be seen in the prints left behind in the showers and toilets. Be sure to grab an audio guide as well both for your convenience and to help maintain the memorial.
  • March 5, 2017
    Visiting a Concentration Camp has always been on my bucket list. I decided to be spontaneous and go today. I did the audioguide and I am so glad I did. It was only 3 euros. From the Mauthausen train station you can take a taxi. It costs 15 euros. I did that but I got to split the ride with some other visitors. It is about a ten minute drive, uphill. To take the bus there, take either bus 365 or 360. As the bus driver to take you toward the memorial. After the bus ride, there's about a 25 minute walk, uphill. It's a beautiful scenery though, and the camp is very worth it. To walk from the camp all the way back to the train station takes about 45 minutes. Lots of articles and artifacts. Very eerie, very real.
  • April 24, 2017
    As an Austrian is has been a sad duty to visit this place. I hope we find forgiveness for what our Forefathers did. It shall never happen.
  • March 20, 2017
    Interesting audio guide tour. Camp is well-maintained. A sad but important place to visit.

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