KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen

KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen

KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen

KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
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Holz64
Dunedin, New Zealand534 contributions
A poignant reminder everyone must see
Sep 2019 • Couples
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 overwhelming. Take your time and please be respectful, people died here. I don’t think you can fully appreciate a place like this until you have been here. I personally think you need to explore this at your own pace with the audio guide as opposed to a guided tour, so you can choose what you do and don’t want to see.
Written 1 January 2020
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John Porter
Rice Lake, WI538 contributions
Our First visit to a Work Camp
Nov 2019 • Friends
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.
Written 9 November 2019
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jebskulker
Sydney, NSW1,840 contributions
Enthralling & overwhelming
Sep 2019
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 would even suggest more time to take it all in.

I would say the outdoor areas and barracks and sculptures would take 30 to 60 minutes to visit, and the museum section another 30 to 60 minutes depending on how much you wanted to read. It will be quite engrossing, so the amount of time you spend depends on how enthralled you become or whether you become overwhelmed with the gravity of it.

If arriving from Graz city centre, the bus times on the website were easy to follow, although be prepared for a fairly steep walk up the hill, maybe half an hour each way. It will be explained to you why it was built on top of a hill.
Written 28 October 2019
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Pamela F
Powell River, Canada1,331 contributions
Poignant reminder of atrocities committed not so long ago
Sep 2019
We visited the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial as a side trip as we cycled the Danube Bike Trail - a short detour for us and very worthwhile. Be aware that if you travel by bike that the route to the Mauthausen camp is uphill for several kms though it is a rural road with not much traffic and it is well signed.
The site itself is well-preserved and easily toured independently. Stop at the Visitor Centre and pick up a map and an audio-guide if you want. It is also possible to download an app to your cell phone for all the relevant information. There is no entrance fee. When we visited in September there were no crowds. Plenty of parking and lots of room for bikes.
Mauthausen inmates were first brought to the site to build the camp and then to work under grim conditions in the adjacent granite quarries. They were subject to some of the harshest conditions and had some of the highest death rates in all of the concentration camps. Terrible overcrowding served to increase the already high prisoner death rate.
Today at Mauthausen you can tour the site to see such things as the barracks, the quarry, the cemetery, the Wailing Wall, the infirmary, the Room of Names which is a record of all who died there. Information is provided on boards in each of the rooms you tour so that you can get some sense of the conditions prisoners endured each day.
At the Memorial there are national monuments put up by the countries and the groups whose members were victims at the camp.
The exhibits are well done and extensive, poignant and certainly worth viewing as a reminder of atrocities committed not so long ago.
Written 26 October 2019
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Joanna
7 contributions
We must never forget
Sep 2019
A very moving experience for myself and my family. We travelled here to honor my grandfather who was killed there in 1945. As surviving immediate family, we were offered a free English speaking guide who was very helpful and provided many insights to us. He also helped us locate my grandfather's name in the room of names. If you are planning a visit, I suggest referring to the memorial website for many helpful hints. We elected to take a cab (about 30 EU$) from Lindz to Mauthausen due to the age of my father and aunt. The site is very well organized and maintained. I would recommend setting aside 3-4 hours. They also have a self-walking tour via app in many different languages. Bathrooms are free and the café a good place to rest and have a snack.
Written 17 October 2019
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4281CarolG
Los Lunas, NM291 contributions
Heart Wrenching piece of history
Aug 2019
If you have an opportunity to see the movie Photographer of Mauthausen before your visit it is worth the time. Gives you some insight into what went on at this camp. The memorials are just amazing and they pay homage to all of the countries that were imprisoned here during the war. There were some brutal acts that just make you think of the cruelty that inflicted on these prisoners. I was thrilled to see them remember in the Room of Names. Seeing that list just made you realize the volume of lives that were taken. Definitely worth the visit in support of those that lost their lives.
Written 4 October 2019
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Jimmyj91
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
Glad I went. Very moving experience. Not the easiest place to get to.
Sep 2019 • Couples
THE PLACE ITSELF : Mauthausen like the other concentration camp memorials out there is a very moving experience like the other reviews have mentioned. To witness first hand the premises of such brutality and evil really makes you take a step back and realise how lucky we are to have a world as it is now. Visiting Mauthausen (or Auschwitz , Dachau etc) will stay with you forever. It’s a hard feeling to explain. I recommend to all.

GETTING THERE: we were based in Vienna on our holiday and decided to dedicate a day to visit Mauthausen. We had 2 options, pay the expensive €115 euro per person 8 hour private transfer thru A La Carte Vienna Tours or find our own way there ourselves using train and bus. So we took the risk and did it ourselves . Wasn’t easy but we saved approx €150 euro in total. Vienna to Linz by train in the morning. At the train station in Linz we purchased a return bus ticket to Mauthausen. About 2 stops before reaching Mauthausen the town itself we were told to get off and walk to the memorial (it’s closer to the memorial there than the city) a 15 minute steep hill walk and we got there. Entry is Free stay as long as you like , and audio tour is free also. when finished we asked the reception to phone us a taxi to Mauthausen train station (10 minute drive for 15 euro) from there we caught our bus back to Linz and then Linz back to Vienna by train. Yes it was exhausting and the Private transfer from Vienna May be more comfortable and stress free but if your on a budget and 100 euros is kind of a big deal on your holiday, then doing Mauthausen yourself from Vienna is Possible. Hope this helps someone out there.

Written 30 September 2019
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JVRyan
Troy, NY126 contributions
Everyone should see
Sep 2019 • Couples
Most all I am sure have heard of these terrible places. Its necessary that they are kept as a reminder of a terrible past. It is hard to fathom such a thing existed and humans could treat others as they were in this place. Most disturbing but as I said , necessary for preventing a reoccurrence.
Written 14 September 2019
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JohnBCt
Meriden, CT630 contributions
Great guided tour lots to see
Aug 2019
We went with large groups each having their own guide The grounds were tastefully restore to give one an idea of what is was like for those poor people

God bless them RIP
Written 30 August 2019
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Garry M
Birmingham, UK172 contributions
Very well preserved
Aug 2019 • Solo
So firstly the journey there is by bus 360 from the Linz main station bus terminal just under an hour journey

Bus back is only two hourly at times

Cost €11 round trip

When u get off the bus be warned u have to walk a mile and it’s very uphill

Been to lots of camps but this one is very well preserved and has a good story of the history to tell

It’s memorials are very good and recognise far beyond the usual Jewish story.

the museum is sensitive where the crem is they have flowers and candles burning at the ovens and there’s a display of many names they know perished there.

The quarry part is closed inc the stairs of death but visible from a viewing platform and u get the idea and tbh after the climb to the camp not sure climbing those steps was needed

All in all an essential if in Linz and wanna see the history of world war 2 .

Cost is €3 for audio guide , u have to leave ID to get one , and it’s just enough detail as oppose going on and on

Written 25 August 2019
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