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Mauthausen Memorial - KZ-Gedenkstatte, Linz

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4.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • I had never heard of "Mauthausen", although I've a lot about Dachau. My wife and I went to both and Mauthausen aroused our emotions more. The slave labor camp at Mauthausen is still complete. Unlike D...  read more »
  • We visited this memorial while we were in Austria. It is so difficult to fathom how anyone could perpetrate something like this. I learnt about this in history many years ago in school and have always...  read more »
  • Free visit, I would recommend getting the audioguide that comes at a cost of 3 € and is very digestible format. has several restored areas that make it less icy air of the field. If you arrive by train it is possible to take a shuttle (cost € 5 and € 5 a) which leads directly to the entrance of the camp.
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  • I've been to Dachau in Munich and felt i'd already seen what there was to see about the holocaust. I also didn't want to experience sadness and maybe even depression on my European vacation. However my family begged to go and i'm glad I caved to them. This one of the most powerful historic sites I've ever been to. The exhibits are well executed, the grounds are kept in order, and the camp has an atmosphere of healing and remembrance. Lending to this feeling there are abundant monuments honoring the dead while also showing the sheer pointlessness and hatefully acts of the Nazi regime. When you visit the gas chambers and cremation ovens you'll see personal pictures and tributes to the victims. I left feeling like this place truly a message healing and educating mankind to never letting this happen again. This place will explain to you that the holocaust wasn't just the work of Hitler but there was a countless horde of villains and folks who did nothing to stop this. you're in the area, whatever your feeling may be, do not miss this site.
  • Mauthausen, like all concentration camps, will have a profound effect on you. It is always important to remember our history. I give this attraction 3 stars because it is very obvious that the Austrian government tried to avoid building this as long as possible, and due to that, most materials were lost. It is very very sad. Very little of the original structure remains, as it was left to rot for 30 years. I left, not only feeling the weight of our world, but also disappointed in Austria. If you are planning a special trip through Europe, I would suggest that you visit a different Camp, whic may have been better preserved. If you live in Austria and just want a weekend out, I would suggest you consider a visit.
  • The Mauthausen Memorial is incredibly well restored and setup for tourists. Anyone who visits will appreciate the sad events which took place here. You will be somber and quiet when you leave.
  • Tough to say you love a place like that, but the memory of the horrors that occurred here is preserved.
  • Inspirational and did justice to those who should be remembered forever.
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