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Mauthausen Memorial - KZ-Gedenkstatte

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Address: Erinnerungsstrasse 1 | Mauthausen, Linz 4310, Austria
Phone Number: 43723822690
09:00 - 17:30
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Firstly, let me say that we are from the UK and not Jewish. I visited here about 40 years ago. That visit has remained in my memory ever since. Therefore, when recently... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Firstly, let me say that we are from the UK and not Jewish. I visited here about 40 years ago. That visit has remained in my memory ever since. Therefore, when recently visiting Vienna with my husband, I was determined to return and to show him the site. It has obviously changed over the years and perhaps is slightly more... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My hotel advised how to get here by local bus as it around 30mins from Linz.A place of great reflection.Everyone will have different experience here.In excellent condition and used as an education centre now on the horrors of war and mans' inhumanity to one another.Allow at least two hours plus travel

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting Mauthausen brings vividly the savagery of the systematic Nazi extermination madness. The term "labour camp" is somewhat misleading since it was not just used as a slave labour factory but also as an evil machine where prisoners were tortured, brutally punished, killed in unimaginable sadistic ways and their bodies ultimately burned in crematoria. Being there makes one almost hear... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Well preserved death camp, with good explanations. No cost to get in and walk around. Up a steep road if you are bicycling.

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Valparaiso, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

An "Austrian Guide" Helmut Einsalt conducted an intense walking/talking tour. After several hundred tours of this death camp he is probably without equal in providing insights to the lives of the 200,000 inmates who passed through the gates between 1938 until it was liberated in 1945. I would highly recommend a guide. If you are unable to retain a guide,... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum with loads of artifacts not seen at Dachau. We purchased the audio for the tour and it's worth 3 euros. They do take your passport when you check the players out. Had no problem getting it back. All audio and artifact descriptions are in English. You can spend several hours with audio tour and museum.... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We were on a bike trip along the Danube so this was a wee uphill detour but totally worth it. The memorial is free (although you can pay for an audio guide). This is one of the smaller Nazi memorials but it is very powerful. The museum is extremely well done with a good variety of displays, covering the beginning... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My dad took us to this place a while ago! People must know about history. Was good that we've seen this place/tragic moments of History....

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We took a side trip on our Danube bike ride sojourn and visited the site of the concentration camp near Mauthausen. The approach to the camp is up a 14% incline so if you are on a bike be prepared. Entry is free and there are some interesting exhibits in the main part of the memorial. Paying for an audio... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Although the entrance is free of charge, we decided to book a tour to better understand the place. Money very well spent. Our guide was a young student with excellent knowledge about the camp details. He managed to explain not only the horrible living conditions of the prisoners but also for us to understand how all this could have happened... More 

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