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Mauthausen Memorial

Address: Erinnerungsstrasse 1, Linz 4310, Austria
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Linz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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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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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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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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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Arvika, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a sobering experience of course, but well worth taking a few hours to visit. It is easy to reach from Linz either by bus or train. I took the bus there and got off at the Hauptschule. From there it was quite a steep walk uphill for 20 minutes or so.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was there with an organized group. The experience was shocking, eye opening, moving.. The history that this place holds will leave you speechless. When i was seeing all those rooms, gas chambers, completed with real pictures of those who were found alive is an experience that you can never forget. Because i saw this Monument as part of a... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This concentration camp memorial should be visited by everyone! No entrance fee and the small fee (3 Euro) for the self guided audio was quite informative!

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Rudolfov, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The story behind this place is so intense and sad that you get goosebumps several times during the excursion. You almost can't believe what happened in such a nice location.

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