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Mauthausen Concentration Camp Day Trip from Vienna

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    What to Expect
    By the summer of 1940, Mauthausen Concentration Camp had become one of the largest labor camp complexes in the German-occupied part of Europe. Some 200,000 people are thought to have been imprisoned at Mauthausen between 1938 and 1945, and about half of them lost their lives. Mauthausen was the last camp complex to be liberated by the Allies.

    Begin your day with a cab ride from your hotel to central Vienna to join up with your driver. Hold on to your receipt so that your cab cost can be repaid after your trip.

    Climb aboard your comfortable tour vehicle, meet your friendly English-speaking tour escort and become acquainted with the history of Mauthausen Memorial during the ride from Vienna. Relax as you journey through the countryside of Lower and Upper Austria.

    Arrive at Mauthausen Memorial, a building that stands on the site of the former Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Grab your audio guide (available in 11 languages) and begin touring independently through the grounds. See Wiener-Graben quarry, the prisoners’ barracks, the so-called 'Stairs of Death,' SS-quarters, gas chamber, camp prison and the Mauthausen Museum for more historical background on the camp and WWII.

    Afterward, climb back aboard  tour vehicle and begin the drive back to Vienna. There will be a stop for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense.) You will be returned to the Vienna State Opera in Downtown Vienna.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tourist-Info Wien, Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    8h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Roundtrip transportation to and from Vienna
    • Self-guided tour of the camp with audio-guides
    • Accompaniment by friendly English-speaking tour escort
    • Taxi fare from central Vienna hotels to meeting point (max. 12 euros per person)
    • CO2 certificates offsetting the tour's carbon emissions
    • Entry/Admission - KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The taxi ride will be reimbursed when showing a valid receipt (max 12 euros per person)
    • Not recommended for child aged 15 and under
    • Audio-guides at the Memorial are available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Russian, Hungarian
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    excellent guide, this was the best trip of our holiday. Myself and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed it. The stories told by the guide in the mini bus were heart warming and his knowledge was first rate. I can’t recommend this enough!
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    Totally recommend this trip! The driver and guide was very informative and went out of his way to make our experience special! The camp itself is very informative and sad but the audio guide was excellent and really helped you to understand. After the tour the guide took us for
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    The tour conducted by Flemming was extremely informative and unforgettable. He provided an excellent overview of the political turmoil of the time, as well as the dark history of the camp, and the systematic dehumanization of people. While it is a very difficult subject to
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    Response from Vienna-a-la-carte, Guest Relations Manager at Mauthausen Concentration Camp Day Trip from Vienna
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear adios5, thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that Flemming was able to provide a historical context. A visit of Mauthausen Memorial is certainly not your typical vacation activity but, as you say, a valuable lesson and experience. Thanks again! Marlies & the Vienna à la carte team
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    We learned so much with our expert guide. She really took her time and shared deeply with us. A moving day. Be sure to leave enough time to return to visitor center and process the day's information. Beautiful views from atop the hill. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
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    This tour was one of the highlights of my trip. Whilst I realise that sounds odd as it was a visit to a place that saw so much horror during the war, it was an incredible experience to see what occurred. On the way out to the camp, we were provided with an iPad and able to watch
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    • Duration: 8h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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