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Mauthausen Memorial

Erinnerungsstrasse 1, Linz 4310, Austria
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Linz
Type: Historic Sites
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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

When I went which was years ago it wasn't the easiest place to get to but I would imagine it's much easier now. Once you walk thru the gates you enter the huge compound. Chills! You really need a strong stomache to view the gas chambers and yards, but the memorials and dedications are lovely.There is also a very imformative... More

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Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I didn´t know city of Mauthausen is so close to Linz I figured it out thanks Tripadvisor. I decided to go and I didn´t regret. I was shocked this Nazi camp was built in this beatiful countryside just on the hill. I think everybody should visit this place just to draw a lesson from fact how bad people could be.... More

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Tolmin, Slovenia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Just one word that describes everything I saw: shocking. I took few photos outside the compound, but when I came inside I just stopped. Without words. Good place to open the eyes.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

A concentration camp museum that everyone should visit. Shocking and a real eye opener. Pay for the audio guide to bring to life the real horrors of what went on here.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Went with a friend. Its outrageous how beautiful the view is from such a horrible place. Was living in Linz at the time and took a train ride over, pretty easy to get to. Worth the visit... listen to the audio guide and check out the stairs in the back, as well as the memorials. So disturbing, interesting, and unreal... More

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Muscatine, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Mauthausen was the last concentration camp to be liberated by the Allies in World War II. We were in Vienna and took the train to Mauthausen. You can get a taxi from the train station to Mauthausen very easily. It was an amazing experience. You are in this idyllic naturally beautiful area of Austria, and then you enter the camp,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Nothing like I've ever experienced. Feels creepy entering the place, especially reading about what evil actually happened. I visited in winter and it was freezing, so it shows how much pain was endured.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stopped by Mauthausen whilst on our drive from Salzburg to Vienna (which is a good place for a break as its about half way).... Having visited both Auschwitz and Dachau previously we pretty knew what to expect, and as always these are sobering experience. We had one person with us that hadn't been to anything like this before and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

i'm really glad we made the effort to visit. as others mentioned, it's not easy to get to and there are no organized tours (that i could find) so we ended up renting a car for the day from vienna. the memorial sits in a pretty scenic location, which is a little weird considering the atrocities that took place there.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The Mauthausen concentration camp sits atop a lovely field with nice view of the surrounding countryside. The location is a disconnect with the attrocities that took place within the walls of the camp. The new museum is compact but very informative and signage is provided in English. I did not rent an audio guide and, unfortunately, the explanatory signage around... More

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