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.
Create an itinerary including KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen
Tours to KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen
$531 BOOK WITH VIATOR Mauthausen Concentration Camp Day Trip from Vienna
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
$219 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Day Trip to Mauthausen concentration camp from Cesky Krumlov
Duration: 5 to 7 hours
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen reviews
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.
Plan your trip to Mauthausen
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Mauthausen
22 days in Upper Austria BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA Linz Scharding Hallstatt 13 days in Vienna BY A USER FROM HUNGARY Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt Melk Abbey Wachau Valley 10 days in Asten BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA Paneum Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian Sandner 21 days in Upper Austria BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA Obertraun Scharding Linz 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ROMANIA Podgorica Tivat Dubrovnik 8 days in Austria BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA Vienna Linz Hallstatt 7 days in Vienna BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA Graben and Kohlmarkt Ringstrasse Votivkirche 2 days in Linz BY A USER FROM BELGIUM KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen Hohenrausch 2021 Ars Electronica Center 20 days in Austria, Budapest & Prague BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Budapest Prague Vienna 15 days in Austria BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA Salzburg Hallstatt Linz 4 days in Upper Austria BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA Hallstatt Linz 8 days in Vienna BY A USER FROM DENMARK Katholic Pfarrkirche Hl. Nikolaus Wachau Valley Stift Durnstein
Are you the owner of this business?