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The site of a brutal Nazi concentration camp that saw the deaths of over...

The site of a brutal Nazi concentration camp that saw the deaths of over 100,000 prisoners.

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Somber but worth the visit

I spent 4 days in Vienna, and decided to take a tour to Mauthausen, since I had never been to a concentration camp site before and was interested in seeing first hand a piece of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona, Spain
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent 4 days in Vienna, and decided to take a tour to Mauthausen, since I had never been to a concentration camp site before and was interested in seeing first hand a piece of this dark period of History. I knew this was not going to be a typical joyful vacation day; I was traveling with family and I... More 

Thank betynezz
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

It really was worth the ride from Wien. It was the first concentration camp I ever visited, and it really has an effect on you. The entrance is free and the audioguide was 3€ (take it, it explains in detail every space in the camp). The tour took you into the spaces where the prisoners where kept, and explains every... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Set atop a hilltop, the setting is wonderful but the horror within the walls is sickening. The nazis removed as much evidence as they could just before they were overwhelmed, so there isn't much left of the gas chambers. There is only 1 little one left remaining. But being in construction and seeing the size of the original main gas... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

We would not normally choose to come here, but as our cycling holiday took us very near, we felt we could not miss it. It is technically a work camp, not a concentration camp. The story was very clearly told with the excellent audioguide - I would strongly advise using the guide. We were often close to tears hearing the... More 

Thank cathandrichard12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is one of the places that have shocked me, coming from South Africa. I was part of the Soweto riots, being a policeman. What has happened in South Africa, is a Sunday School Party against what has happened here. This was not apartheid, just plain murder. It was a great eye opener to me, studying the history of countries.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

I must admit, I found this place moving. To be shown where prisoners slept and the fact that three men shared a bunk was incredible. It saddens me that human beings are capable of doing such horrid things. These places should remind us never to repeat wicked acts, never.

Thank John M
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2016

A well preserved, well maintained ground; a free experience that is so very worthwhile! I was speechless, the customer service, level of knowledge and helpfulness of staff was astounding... The museum, the artefacts, the handwritten diary entries, the well preserved gas rooms and incinerators sent shivers down my spine. The back story provided by our tour guide, whilst extensive and... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2015

This experience was surreal walking in the footsteps of history! The museum was very informative and well laid out because it was very easy to follow in the correct direction. Seeing the gas chamber and all the victims names were hard experiences yet I would still strongly recommend the experience. It's great to see history and make sure we do... More 

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Baden, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2015

as an austrian i have to apologize: its so terrible!! my first time i have been here as a child with the school - after that i just saw it once, because i cant stand it. and im not with ivanp: everyone have to see that! NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

1 Thank littlbuddha
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Reviewed August 12, 2015

A haunting visit but very educational and pleased we made the long trek up the hill to get there. A lot of the camp is still intact and very well preserved.

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