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Vienna: Day Trip to Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial

1. Vienna: Day Trip to Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial

Upon arrival, explore the preserved historic premises of the Mauthausen Memorial at your own pace with the help of your audio guide. See the Wiener-Graben quarry, the Stairs of Death, the SS-Quarters, the Camp Prison, the Gas Chamber, and visit the newly re-opened Mauthausen Museum with the Room of Names. Honor the victims by learning about this crucial period in history. Embark on a 2.5-hour journey from Vienna across lower Austria towards the Mauthausen Memorial in a comfortable air-conditioned tour vehicle. Listen to your guide explaining the historical context en route and learn about life at Mauthausen concentration camp before its liberation in May 1945. Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Upper Austria was one of the largest labor camp complexes in the Third Reich. Between 1938 and 1945 about 200,000 people from all over Europe were imprisoned in Mauthausen. About half of them lost their lives. Today, Mauthausen Memorial honors the memory of those who perished here by standing as a reminder to the darkest days in Austria’s history.

From Vienna: Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour

2. From Vienna: Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour

From 1938 to 1945, the Mauthausen concentration camp was the center of a system of more than 40 subcamps and the central site of political, social, racial and anti-Semitic persecution by the Nazi regime on Austrian territory. The central task of the memorial is to anchor the history of the Mauthausen concentration camp and its subcamps, the memory of their victims and the responsibility of the perpetrators and bystanders in the public consciousness. At the same time, public discussion of history in the light of its significance for the present and future is also to be promoted.

Full-Day Private Trip from Vienna to Mauthausen Memorial

3. Full-Day Private Trip from Vienna to Mauthausen Memorial

Embark on a 2hous journey from Vienna across Lower Austria towards the Mauthausen Memorial in a comfortable air-conditioned tour vehicle. Upon arrival, explore the preserved historic premises of the Mauthausen Memorial at your own pace with the help of your audio guide in English. See the Wiener-Graben quarry, the Stairs of Death, the SS-Quarters, the Camp Prison, the Gas Chamber, and visit the newly re-opened Mauthausen Museum with the Room of Names. Honor the victims by learning about this crucial period in history.

From Vienna: Mauthausen Memorial Private Day Trip

4. From Vienna: Mauthausen Memorial Private Day Trip

Mauthausen concentration camp in Upper Austria was one of the largest labor camp complexes in the Third Reich. Between 1938 and 1945 about 200,000 people from all over Europe were imprisoned in Mauthausen. About half of them lost their lives. Today, Mauthausen Memorial stands as a reminder of the darkest days of Austria’s history. Depart from your hotel in Vienna in a private limousine or minivan. Your friendly english-speaking driver will drive you to the Memorial in safety and comfort. Upon arrival explore the preserved historic premises at your own pace with audio-guides (available in 11 languages*). See the Wiener-Graben quarry, the Stairs of Death, the SS-Quarters, the Camp Prison, the Gas Chamber, and visit the newly re-opened Mauthausen Museum. Honor the victims by learning about this crucial period in history. After the visit to the memorial your driver will take you to Vienna and back to your hotel. Itinerary  • Pickup from your hotel in Vienna • 9:30 AM: Tour start. Travel across Lower Austria to Mauthausen. • 11:45 AM: Stopover in Mauthausen (for approximately 3 hours) • Self-guided visit with audio-guide (*available in English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish) • 2:45 PM: Departure for Vienna • Short stop for a snack at local restaurant (at own expense) for approximately 30 minutes • 5:30 PM (approx.): Arrival in Vienna • Hotel drop-off

From Vienna: Private Guided Tour By Car Mauthausen Memorial

5. From Vienna: Private Guided Tour By Car Mauthausen Memorial

Visit the Mauthausen Memorial with a historian on a guided tour from Vienna. Take a closer look at the darkest days of WWII and the Holocaust by exploring the original prison block, execution cellar, bunkers, and memorials. Choose from two options when you visit the Mauthausen Memorial. With the 6.5-hour fully-guided option, travel from Vienna with a private guide in your car. On the 6-hour on-site option, travel in your private car without your guide and meet them at the Memorial. Meet your driver at your hotel in Vienna before driving to Mauthausen. At Mauthausen, enter the former concentration camp. As you walk through the sobering memorial, hear about the events that led to the Holocaust and the creation of the camp. Explore the museum and visit the Wiener-Graben Quarry, the SS-Quarters, the original prisoners' barracks, crematoriums, and memorials. Hear stories of the camp’s victims, including intelligentsia and prisoners of war. The stories of extreme starvation, extermination by labor, icy showers, and “stairs of death” will make you understand the immense cruelty of the Mauthausen concentration camp. After seeing the camp, return to Vienna in your private transportation.

From Salzburg: Mauthausen Memorial Private Guided Tour

6. From Salzburg: Mauthausen Memorial Private Guided Tour

"Witness the horrors of the Holocaust on a guided tour of the Mauthausen Memorial, the site of one of the largest and cruelest Nazi concentration and extermination camps. Take advantage of private transfers from Salzburg and discover the secrets of Mauthausen with a History Expert-Guide! Choose the 6-hour option to visit the Mauthausen Memorial with a Licensed Guide from Mauthausen. This guide-on-site tour includes a round-trip transfer with pickup and drop-off directly at your accommodation. Your Private Guide will meet you at the entrance to the former concentration camp, and take you on a private tour of the Wiener-Graben Quarry, the SS-Quarters, the original prisoners' barracks, crematoriums and memorials. This tour will be filled with chilling stories about the forced labor, starvation, torture and death at the camp. You will learn about the 90,000-320,000 victims, including intelligentsia and prisoners of war, who tragically died at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, and the few that were liberated. Explore the informative museum exhibitions and view an educational film on the Holocaust. After the guided tour you will have free time to spend at the memorial or eat lunch before returning to your accommodation in Salzburg. Choose the 6,5-hour option to visit the Mauthausen Memorial with a Licensed Guide from Salzburg. On this fully-guided tour, you will have the full attention of your Private Guide not only at the memorial site, but also during the transfers. This way you can learn more and ask questions throughout your journey from Salzburg to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp."

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What people are saying about Mauthausen Memorial

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 76 reviews

I went with my rather mature 11 year old son, and we found this tour to be very good. Our tour guide was wonderful, compassionate, and informative. While I understand this tour is not appropriate for younger kids, it was appropriate for my child and important history for us to learn.

Excellent trip great tour guide and bus driver. Very professionals and polite. The tour was very interesting and impressive. Something very amazing to never let us forget about the terrible things that happen there. If you have the opportunity this is your sign for it!

Our guide Johan was knowledgeable and very easy to relate too he was at our pace so we spent longer at some places than others. The 2 hour drive was comfortable everything was on time and reliable.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered the questions we had with a lot of detail. He provided a lot of insightful information. I definitely recommend going on this tour.

Really friendly and informative driver. The audio guide is easy to follow and gives a good description of what went on. Highly recommend going.