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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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  • Impressive. There are no words to describe the feelings that lift each of the retained in memory of the alli monuments. There is an app that describes each one of the rooms, although it does not work well in the field due to lack of coverage but you pobe on antecedent of what you'll see. Not hya that fail to see it so you don't forget
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  • Missing some details of the interior but the memory of the site and its history makes you feel in a very special place, and thought-provoking it is very emotional and makes us not to forget our dark past.
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  • Madness impressions that leave one not untouched. Must be seen. Important: For children under 14 there's absolutely nothing!
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interesting audio guide tour. Camp is well-maintained. A sad but important place to visit.

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