KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen

KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen

KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
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  • melissasandstrom
    Orlando, Florida156 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Life changing
    This place was amazing. I didn’t want to take my younger kids in the camp because I didn’t want to disturb others but I desperately wanted to see the place. When we arrived I actually saw many families with young kids going in. When we arrived you walk Into the bookshop and get access to an app. The app brings you all the way around and tells you everything you need about each location of the camp. You don’t even need a tour guide! I had a talk with my kids before we even went in and Told them How important this place was to our history(being Jewish) I wouldn’t NOT go bc you have kids with you. Talk to them and explain the significance of the place. This is a must place to visit. We can never forget or it will happen again. We stayed for about 2 hours. You must get the app to really understand each location. It’s free
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2023
  • BrizzleSazzle
    Frampton Cotterell, United Kingdom142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    A must visit, very sombre experience and the one place during our holiday where my teenage boys stopped joking around. But good to learn and stop and think for a moment! Really well maintained and liked the memorial area with all the memorials from each country. Also surprising bonus that it was free!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Soccca
    Tolmin, Slovenia1,761 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very touching experience
    On my tour around Austria I also decided to visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Before the visit I downloaded an audio guide onto my phone, so I could easily explore the camp. It is very well preserved and also very well prepared for the visitors. Although I have already seen some other similar places I needed some time to calm down after the visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Billy
    Chicago, Illinois6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guided Tour Helps
    Our guide, Daniel Tscholl, was an individual capable of fostering gravity and reality from an event and place such as Mauthausen upon which seems so far removed from our time. His eloquence when speaking, striking visual imagery, and passion for Mauthausen’s past was intense. Nothing obfuscated, yet presented bluntly with the fierce truths of the Nazi regime vulnerably displayed in front of us. Our Mauthausen experience felt personal, “dangerous”, and real. I have Daniel and the Mauthausen Memorial program to thank for this rich dive into Austria’s past— one that must be explored by all, boldly and with an open mind
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 March 2024
  • Love To Travel
    Shropshire, United Kingdom500 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thought provoking
    This tour was one of the best tours I have EVER done. I think primarily due to the guide we had TERES STOCKINGER, absolutely amazing as she has been taking tours there for over 15 years. Mauthausen was a working concentration camp where the 'inmates' were forced to work in the nearby quarry " especially in the quarry, where prisoners were forced to walk in columns up the „stairs of death“, 186 steep steps cut into the granite, carrying large blocks of granite on their backs. They had to do this several times a day, without resting, while continually being beaten and shot at" Teres was a fantastic historian who encouraged us to look at some of the circumstances from different angles. I was totally fascinated by the whole tour and have since bought books. We only had 2 hours and I could have done with another half hour to be honest. It was quite harrowing and I did have to collect my thoughts on more than one occasion.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2024
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Love To Travel
Shropshire, UK500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This tour was one of the best tours I have EVER done. I think primarily due to the guide we had TERES STOCKINGER, absolutely amazing as she has been taking tours there for over 15 years.
Mauthausen was a working concentration camp where the 'inmates' were forced to work in the nearby quarry " especially in the quarry, where prisoners were forced to walk in columns up the „stairs of death“, 186 steep steps cut into the granite, carrying large blocks of granite on their backs. They had to do this several times a day, without resting, while continually being beaten and shot at"
Teres was a fantastic historian who encouraged us to look at some of the circumstances from different angles. I was totally fascinated by the whole tour and have since bought books.
We only had 2 hours and I could have done with another half hour to be honest. It was quite harrowing and I did have to collect my thoughts on more than one occasion.
Written 21 May 2024
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beth ann k
Halstead, KS1,801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is definitely something to see and I would recommend with a guide. It's hard to take it all in and fathom what transpired, but I'm glad we went.
Written 22 April 2024
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Billy
Chicago, IL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Our guide, Daniel Tscholl, was an individual capable of fostering gravity and reality from an event and place such as Mauthausen upon which seems so far removed from our time. His eloquence when speaking, striking visual imagery, and passion for Mauthausen’s past was intense. Nothing obfuscated, yet presented bluntly with the fierce truths of the Nazi regime vulnerably displayed in front of us. Our Mauthausen experience felt personal, “dangerous”, and real. I have Daniel and the Mauthausen Memorial program to thank for this rich dive into Austria’s past— one that must be explored by all, boldly and with an open mind
Written 10 March 2024
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
On my tour around Austria I also decided to visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Before the visit I downloaded an audio guide onto my phone, so I could easily explore the camp. It is very well preserved and also very well prepared for the visitors. Although I have already seen some other similar places I needed some time to calm down after the visit.
Written 17 August 2023
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BrizzleSazzle
Frampton Cotterell, UK142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A must visit, very sombre experience and the one place during our holiday where my teenage boys stopped joking around. But good to learn and stop and think for a moment! Really well maintained and liked the memorial area with all the memorials from each country.
Also surprising bonus that it was free!
Written 9 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

melissasandstrom
Orlando, FL156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This place was amazing. I didn’t want to take my younger kids in the camp because I didn’t want to disturb others but I desperately wanted to see the place. When we arrived I actually saw many families with young kids going in. When we arrived you walk
Into the bookshop and get access to an app. The app brings you all the way around and tells you everything you need about each location of the camp. You don’t even need a tour guide! I had a talk with my kids before we even went in and Told them How important this place was to our history(being Jewish) I wouldn’t NOT go bc you have kids with you. Talk to them and explain the significance of the place. This is a must place to visit. We can never forget or it will happen again. We stayed for about 2 hours. You must get the app to really understand each location. It’s free
Written 29 June 2023
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debcox
Oxford1,110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
These are always difficult places to visit but we have a responsibility to do so and understand and a visit here will certainly reinforce all that you may have read. I did find that the audio guide helped me put everything into some sort of order and there is certainly a well ordered information center as well. I found it encouraging that there were coach loads of young students visiting as well so that we educate the youth about history so it is never forgotten.
Written 10 June 2023
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Trip771980
Hamilton, New Zealand88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
What a somber memorial this is to the 190,000 people who were taken here and the 90,000 people who died here.

Free audio app was super helpful in explaining life at this camp with historical photos, info and testimonials.

Definitely a good 2-3 hours here.

Lots to look at, read and listen to. Artifacts from prisoners that were saved and donated, recordings to watch and listen, barracks to walk through, cemeteries and the process was explained of what happened in each area.

Lest we forget.
Written 9 January 2023
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David N
Hawthorne, CA4,719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We entered the camp from around the back near the quarry, where there are a large number of memorials to the various victims of the camp. These memorials were very moving and of historical interest themselves, as they were erected at various times since the end of the war.

Within the camp itself, there are marked stations where one can use the provided number to listen to the audio commentary about the place in one's own language. In the main building, there are many, many exhibits which provide printed text in both English and German. These exhibits are very informative and paint a very detailed picture of the history of the camp and the Nazi era. May we never forget what happened here and may we never let it happen again.
Written 29 November 2022
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Garfieldluvr
Denver, CO959 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
While in Vienna we decided to do a day trip to Mauthausen. We took a train from Vienna’s main train station to Linz, and then a local bus right to the memorial. This local bus only runs during the summer, so if this is something you are considering make sure to do research (I found the into on the memorials website). We actually ended up booking a private tour with an English-speaking guide, which was maybe a bit overkill (as they offered audio guides), but it ended up being great and probably more impactful having a personal guide. Our tour lasted about 2 hours and covered the entire site, except the very last section where the room of names is located, as it was recommended that we visit that alone to be able to reflect on the exhibits in solitude. Visiting and learning about sites like Mauthausen is important so I urge you that while visiting Europe be sure set time aside to visit if possible.
Written 28 July 2022
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