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Vienna: Day Trip to Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial

1. Vienna: Day Trip to Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial

Upon arrival, explore the preserved historic premises of the Mauthausen Memorial at your own pace with the help of your audio guide. See the Wiener-Graben quarry, the Stairs of Death, the SS-Quarters, the Camp Prison, the Gas Chamber, and visit the newly re-opened Mauthausen Museum with the Room of Names. Honor the victims by learning about this crucial period in history. Embark on a 2.5-hour journey from Vienna across lower Austria towards the Mauthausen Memorial in a comfortable air-conditioned tour vehicle. Listen to your guide explaining the historical context en route and learn about life at Mauthausen concentration camp before its liberation in May 1945. Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Upper Austria was one of the largest labor camp complexes in the Third Reich. Between 1938 and 1945 about 200,000 people from all over Europe were imprisoned in Mauthausen. About half of them lost their lives. Today, Mauthausen Memorial honors the memory of those who perished here by standing as a reminder to the darkest days in Austria’s history.

From Vienna: Private Guided Tour By Car Mauthausen Memorial

2. From Vienna: Private Guided Tour By Car Mauthausen Memorial

Visit the Mauthausen Memorial with a historian on a guided tour from Vienna. Take a closer look at the darkest days of WWII and the Holocaust by exploring the original prison block, execution cellar, bunkers, and memorials. Choose from two options when you visit the Mauthausen Memorial. With the 6.5-hour fully-guided option, travel from Vienna with a private guide in your car. On the 6-hour on-site option, travel in your private car without your guide and meet them at the Memorial. Meet your driver at your hotel in Vienna before driving to Mauthausen. At Mauthausen, enter the former concentration camp. As you walk through the sobering memorial, hear about the events that led to the Holocaust and the creation of the camp. Explore the museum and visit the Wiener-Graben Quarry, the SS-Quarters, the original prisoners' barracks, crematoriums, and memorials. Hear stories of the camp’s victims, including intelligentsia and prisoners of war. The stories of extreme starvation, extermination by labor, icy showers, and “stairs of death” will make you understand the immense cruelty of the Mauthausen concentration camp. After seeing the camp, return to Vienna in your private transportation.

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What people are saying about Mauthausen Memorial

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 64 reviews

I consider the visit to Mauthausen-Gusen essential. That said, I only have good words about the tour and especially for our driver and guide in Spanish Joseph. Only my parents and I were in this experience, so Joseph made it 100% in Spanish and adapted to us. We had to leave a plaque for my dead great-uncle in Gusen, we couldn't leave it in Mauthausen, so the driver extended the trip to get to Gusen. Details of kindness for a trip where you come to remember the most evil of humanity. Thank you very much Joseph!

It’s an intense, interesting experience with thanks to Uli our guide for helping us through the experience. I certainly recommend this educational, important trip

Such an amazing and humbling experience. A true eye opener to see just how cruel the world can be towards others just because their views are different.

it was a short tour for everything that had to be seen, but very satisfying, the guide very friendly and open to questions and explanations

The whole trip was amazing. Loved the stories from the driver. Only downside was the food but it was a basic restaurant.