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Address: Erinnerungsstrasse 1, Linz 4310, Austria
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the Mauthausen Memorial (former concentration camp) is a must see for everyone. one of the best sites to get in-depth knowledge about this dark period of history. very moving.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Linz, Austria
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Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

the Mauthausen Memorial (former concentration camp) is a must see for everyone. one of the best sites to get in-depth knowledge about this dark period of history. very moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I admit I was apprehensive about this visit. Although I had some initial difficulty navigating it, the exhibits were arresting, particularly audios from camp survivors. Provided more than I expected in the context and lesser known aspects of this experience. Sensitively and smartly done. Of course, very moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Mauthausen Memorial is very well run. On site parking. Audio guide is very instructive, very sobering as one hears the experiences of camp survivors. Helped us learn more about these types of concentration camps and the horrors that they were....We climbed the 186 or so stairs from the Quarry and it really makes you think about the victims/inmates that lived... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very moving experience to see the actual gas chamber and ovens. Unimaginable horrors took place here, but also the power of the human spirit to survive such a dreadful place. Not crowded when we were there so easy to move around. Free entry so you can see as much or as little as you wish. 3€ for recorded guide. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It is hard to give this kind of place a rating. The area is partially preserved, and the museum is well done. The audio guide has a lot of information but does take time to go through. I could not take photos for a number of reasons and found the visit to be quiet and contemplative. For me, it became... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We stopped at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp on our drive between Salzburg to Vienna. You could spend all day here, but our time was restricted. We would skip the audioguide and go directly to the museum at the opposite end of the entrance. The exhibits are in German and English and takes quite awhile to go through.If you have time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We hired a private tour guide from Linz who was excellent. He picked us up and drove to Mauthausen about 25 minutes from Linz. The Camp is well preserved and has a great historical museum. It was built with slave labor using the adjacent granite quarry. Never realized how bad Soviet POWs were treated. There are memorials from many countries.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Ask to see the movie when you first arrive so you get oriented to the place which is quite huge. It was moving, thoughtful and emotional but also fascinating. What can you say about seeing in person the horrific evidence of human torture and extermination in civilized society? It really happened and it is important to remember so it does... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

As an Australian who has never visited any of the camps anywhere I have always felt vaguely removed from what had happened in Europe, particularly as I am 42 & therefore felt 'untouched' by war. This was a place that truly has sadness hang over it like a solemn reminder of what must never happen again. It is not easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We visited the memorial today and had arranged for a private guide to spend 2-hours with us to enlighten us about the camp's history, the culture in Austria at the time, etc. Our knowledgeable and gracious guide, Adam, is a native of the area and his family has always lived in the area, providing him with personal stories to share... More 

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Address: Address: Erinnerungsstrasse 1, Linz 4310, Austria
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Upper Austria  >  Linz
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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