Day trip

Vienna: Day Trip to Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial

4.9 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: Vienna a la carte

Vienna: Day Trip to Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial

Activity provider: Vienna a la carte

From US$ 152.74 per person

Pay a sobering visit to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial from Vienna. Explore the historic premises, visit the new museum and learn all about life in the camp in World War II and after.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Audio guide included
English, Spanish, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour Mauthausen Concentration Camp with the help of an audio guide
  • Benefit from hassle-free transportation to and from Vienna
  • Honor the victims of Mauthausen by visiting the Room of Names and paying your respects
  • Visit the Wiener-Graben Quarry, the SS-Quarters, the prisoners' barracks and the recently re-opened Mauthausen Museum
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Entrance to Mauthausen Memorial & Museum
  • Scenic drive across Lower Austria to Mauthausen Memorial
  • Self-guided tour of Mauthausen Memorial with audio guides in 11 languages
  • Transportation in comfortable vehicle with air-conditioning
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

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Meet at Tourist-Info Wien.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate
  • The tour concludes at the Vienna State Opera House in downtown Vienna
  • Due to the nature of the visit this tour is not recommended for children aged 15 and younger
  • Audioguides at Mauthausen Memorial are available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Russian, Hungarian
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Very interesting trip. Sad to see how man can be cruel to other men for their own ends.Have been to other camps and this one is as bad and cruel as the others. Would incourage everyone to see one of these camps at least once in their lifetime. This should never be allowed to happen again.

May 28, 2022

Our guide, Fleming, was amazing. The drive was full of incredible history. Our guide was clearly incredibly knowledgable. Mauthausen was tragic. The museum was incredibly well done and the audio tour was also very good. It was perfect to have the audio tour because it is definitely a place you want to move at your own pace and not be rushed with a group so you have time to process everything. Our guide answered all our questions as a follow up on the way home. On our way home our guide asked if we wanted to have lunch or skip a sit down and drive home through the Wachau Valley...which we immediately said yes to—which was a beautiful scenic drive home. We really appreciated our guide’s flexibility, kindness and knowledge!

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October 6, 2019

The experience was emotionally stirring, and our guide exceptional.

The experience was emotionally stirring. At Mauthausen, the audio guide and the signs along the way are very helpful. There are shocking remnants of the horror. The are some "sanitized" areas which allow one to imagine the hideous conditions, to reflect on one's own personal connection to the Holocaust and to consider today's evidence of a recurring antisemitism as well as the suffering of unwanted immigrants worldwide. The experience was immensely enhanced by the immeasurable knowledge imparted by our guide, Fleming. He was thorough educatingnus about the historic background leading to the Holocaust. The documentary shown en route also prepared the group for the visit to the concentration camp. Fleming was sensitive to each of our experience during the day, as it is a gripping excursion, and only to ready to answer all questions. I recommend this tour to anyone interested in exploring this difficult subject.

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June 24, 2019

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