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Mauthausen Memorial

Erinnerungsstrasse 1, Linz 4310, Austria
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Linz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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58 attraction reviews
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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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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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16 attraction reviews
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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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