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Phone Number: 43723822690
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 3, 2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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144 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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111 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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133 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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127 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!!!!!!!!!

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Newcastle
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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144 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2015

When you travel with the ferry on the Danube, you are all the time surrounded by the beauty of Nature. The historical buildings at Mauthausen is also spectacular.

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Budapest, Hungary
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134 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

Attention: this is NOT an attraction. If you are a visitor and/or tourist without direct involvement don't go. You'd just waste your time. If you are interested you'd find millions and millions accurate and even unbiased info, pictures, videos on the Net. When you go there you'd see a few (almost) empty (although unfortunately pretty well preserved) buildings, mainly barracks,... More 

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