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Mauthausen Memorial

Erinnerungsstrasse 1, Linz 4310, Austria
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Linz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

touching, well preserved. A reminder as to how one of the most beautiful places in the world was turned into a living hell.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

WWII was an awful time in the history of the world and we need to have memorials to remember that war is ugly and to remind us of what humans can do to other humans. I thought that this memorial was wisely done - nothing to awful to look at and the history of all of it is fanatic. They... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Growing up and reading about concentration camps,Anne frank and what the Jews went through, in Europe is nothing compared to actually going to visit a former camp. To see the oven used to cremate the victims was very disturbing. Seeing how the inmates once lived and hearing stories about torture and "games" the guards used to play on the victims... More

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Madrid, Spain
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nobody likes these places but it is a very interesting visit and essential to remember the past, in order to not repeating it again. Furthermore, I think it is economic. However, if you are a very sensitive person, be prepared because it is really hard and I think it is not a visit to do with children until they can... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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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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25 helpful votes 25 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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