KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, Mauthausen

Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen 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. Add KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen and other attractions to your Mauthausen trip itinerary using our Mauthausen itinerary planner.
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  • This is a very poignant reminder of the atrocities that were committed and why we must ensure nothing of this kind ever happens again. The atmosphere is very somber and the exhibits can be...  more »
  • Our tour of the Mauthausen Work Camp was a sobering reminder of the Horrific things that were done to the prisoners during there stay. The tour was very good, by a well informed guide.  more »
  • Obviously the gravity of this place will affect you and the time spent examining the indoor museum area as well as will pass by so much you won't even realise you've been there for 1 or 2 hours. I...  more »
  • It is part of our history :(. That what I have to say, but most likely i want to see it in our history. It is scary it is horrible. But people should visit this place and see what is people able to do other people - to learn from it and NOT to do it anymore (not to do it in any price)!!! Read the story of people which should live there... But also, there you realize what is human body capable withstand, when you trust for better future.
  • The camp is quite intact. Decently preserved with a map provided at the visitors center to guide you on the walking tour. Everything is marked clearly on the map and easy to find. Not a sprawling camp like Auschwitz but well worth the visit.
  • Heartbreaking experience but one that everyone should have. It includes an audio tour but only for 13 years and older. I shared the audio with my children but that would be up to you. The site has several buildings still in tact. The showers exposed the vulnerability of us as humans. The amount of pain caused here and with a town so close. The last building of the tour has been converted into a museum and is full of stories by both survivors and historical accounts. While the furnaces were dismantled by the SS prior to capture there is plenty here to understand the horrors man is capable of. The lower level is full of artifacts and accounts from prisoners held here. The “Stairs of Death” were fenced off to the quarry but still visible. Each area was well explained and brought reality to the suffering effecting so many. Very worth your time.
  • Five stars for preserving history. Difficult to walk through emotionally, but necessary to understand... I will not take pictures of this place out of respect, but I will remember.
  • Obviously, giving stars stating that you"loved the place" is not appropriate. However, this concentration camp should be visited if you are anywhere near the region. The horrors of the prisoners experiences are presented in an effective and engaging manner. This was my first visit to any concentration camp and although it was a deeply upsetting experience, I would encourage everyone to go.

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