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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 Memorial Private Day Trip

2. 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

Mauthausen Concentration Camp Transport & Audio Guide

3. Mauthausen Concentration Camp Transport & Audio Guide

Visit the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, which existed as one of the largest extermination camps in Europe. Walk around the camp on your own with an audio guide so that you can process its weighty history at your own pace. During World War II, Mauthausen and Gusen were the concentration camps with the harshest imprisonment conditions and the highest mortality rate. Around 190,000 people were imprisoned in the camp and its subcamps throughout its seven-year existence. At least 90,000 died.

From Salzburg: Mauthausen Memorial Private Guided Tour

4. 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."

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.

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I consider the visit to Mauthausen-Gusen essential. That said, I only have good words about the tour and especially for our driver and guide in Spanish Joseph. Only my parents and I were in this experience, so Joseph made it 100% in Spanish and adapted to us. We had to leave a plaque for my dead great-uncle in Gusen, we couldn't leave it in Mauthausen, so the driver extended the trip to get to Gusen. Details of kindness for a trip where you come to remember the most evil of humanity. Thank you very much Joseph!

It’s an intense, interesting experience with thanks to Uli our guide for helping us through the experience. I certainly recommend this educational, important trip

A very fantastic trip, well organized, wonderful tour guide. the Holocaust events truly unfolds at Mauthausen. The entire experience is worth every penny

Such an amazing and humbling experience. A true eye opener to see just how cruel the world can be towards others just because their views are different.

We had a lovely time with our guide, Josef. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. What an educational and important experience.