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Mauthausen

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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... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
betynezz
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Barcelona, Spain
It has an effect on you

It really was worth the ride from Wien. It was the first concentration camp I ever visited, and it... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2017
ariadnaginer
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Barcelona, Spain
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The site of a brutal Nazi concentration camp that saw the deaths of over 100,000 prisoners.
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  • Very good23%
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

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...More

3  Thank betynezz
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)....More

2  Thank ariadnaginer
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...More

3  Thank DanandLisa2016
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 -...More

1  Thank cathandrichard12
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...More

Thank Dorpshuys
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...More

Thank John M
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...More

1  Thank Ashleigh B
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...More

2  Thank Mainlander_13
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...More

1  Thank littlbuddha
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.

1  Thank Denise H
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Rachel R
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
We were with a company called oak hall who sorted out the excursion, as we traveled from Prague to Vienna. Try viator com although I notice it is not cheap. I hope that helps and that you get to visit Mauthausen?
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