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Mauthausen Memorial

Address: Erinnerungsstrasse 1, Linz 4310, Austria
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Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Linz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Alpharetta, GA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

If you are still able to get a private guide for a small group I would recommend. This was not an easy or pleasant experience but one that meant a great deal to my family of three. We had an amazing guide who had a passion to share this camps story and horrible history. It made a lasting impression on... More 

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Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

well, what can i tell you about a memorial... come, see, remember, think, feel, grieve! take yourself some time for it!

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Brisbane
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was our main reason for visiting the area as part of our travels through Europe. We wanted to see how it compared to Auschwitz and Dachau. We were glad we went as it rounded our appreciation of the damage wielded by the Nazi's. It was another type of camp, just as well presented as the others. However, there was... More 

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Miami
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is an extraordinary place for so many reasons, however, I was profoundly distressed by the amount of antisemitic graffiti on the walls. I reached out to the staff on this and they essentially said there is nothing that they can do and brushed my complaint under the rug. Further evidence how antisemitism is on the rise in Europe and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Well this was certainly an experience to remember. Certainly had a profound effect on me. I visited here in 2013 during a week long tour of Austria. The memorial site is perched on top of a large hill and as you approach the site the large grey walls entice feelings of fear and despair. These are heightened once you pass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

I sincerely thinks it is not to be miss though it is quite far from Vienna but worth to get there and see and actually try to imagine what goes on at that time. Scary, no but sad yes. My words and thoughts is that we hope God will never allow this upon us. There is no words to explain... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I visited this place some time ago in 2004 but can remember it like yesterday such was the effect it had on me. We drove up a winding road to the top of a hill to the parking area to be met with huge gates and a parade area where the prisoners would have disembarked. The walls are grey and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We took a train from Vienna to Linz, afterwhich bus 360 from Linz bus terminal to a stop called Hauptschule. From here, there are brown signs to direct you up a hill towards the memorial. It was a good 20 minutes hike up. Arriving at the memorial, you are greeted with grey long walls, which immediately reminds you of all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It is incredible to be there in person. Only downside is if you're a student, or don't have access to a car then you have to take a taxi there, or a bus and then walk up this huge hill. Otherwise, the Memorial is incredible, and a must visit.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have visited Dachau before- highly recommended. Mauthausen had a different history but visiting it too is somehow required (if you know what I mean). It is hard to believe that humans can be so cruel to each other, but a visit to a place like Mauthausen reminds you that such cruelty is indeed possible. The exhibits are informative and... More 

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