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Mauthausen Memorial

Erinnerungsstrasse 1, Linz 4310, Austria
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Linz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Being a WWII fanatic, I've seen every documentary ever made. This was my first time being in a place like this and the reality of what happened suddenly becomes so real. It was a great experience.

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Batesville, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was really a fantastic tour. There are lots of pictures and exhibits set up in the original concentration camp dorms. The tour is self-guided with audio tapes so you can go at your own pace. Seeing what actually occurred to these innocent people was really hard to believe-- but the pictures don't lie. Many of the picture descriptions are... More

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Valencia, Spain
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had never been to a concentration camp before. My and my friend decided to come here to see what one was like and learn more about our ancestors. We were in for a shock. It was all I had read and saw pictures of before, but this time right in front of me- and real. Make sure to take... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Having been to Auschwitz, I was unaware this camp was so well preserved. If you're in the area (we did the cycle trip down the Danube), and if you haven't experienced a concentration camp, make the effort up the steep hill and experience this one. Everything is largely preserved, much as it was in May 1945. Very moving. I guess... More

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You would see the grand design of this camp complex to house 7,000 instead it housed four times of prisoners at its peak here. We heard a story from our local guide about how a Austrian mother sheltered 3 Russian soldiers broke away from a large scale escape attempt. She hid them till the end of the war. Her own... More

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Munich, Germany
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144 reviews 144 reviews
51 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A very sobering visit but something everyone should see. It is well set out and parking is easy. It is very easy to get to if you stay in Linz. You need to take your time to make sure you see all areas of the camp.

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

On a road trip from Vienna to the Czech Republic, we took a detour to visit the Mauthausen memorial. What a shocking contrast to the grandeur of Vienna's sites and a sobering reminder of how humanity can sink to the lowest depths of cruelty if we allow evil to get the better of us. Perhaps not for kids under 12,... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

if travelling between Vienna and Salzburg, near linz, next to the Danube river, that's where you'll find it. bigger and more cruel than dachau. you can walk it on your own and it's worth doing. everyone should see a place like that at least once in their lifetime.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

About an hour of a bus ride ride from Linz and then a short cab ride up the hill. English audio guides were excellent. Raining the entire time but added to the atmosphere. Spent four hours, didn't see the movie, and could've stayed longer.

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Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

As you enter the site you feel the prison atmosphere. This was the first time we visited an actual concentration camp. The audio guide is a must for the true experience since the actual gas chambers and crematorium have only pieces left. The guide with survivor stories help you to feel the pain and humiliation endured by the captives from... More

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