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Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial Day Trip from Vienna

(162 Reviews)
Duration:   08h 30 min


Mauthausen concentration camp in Upper Austria was one of the largest labour 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.

Become acquainted with the history of Mauthausen Memorial during the 2-hour ride from Vienna. Listen to your guide explaining the historical context and learn about life at Mauthausen concentration camp before its liberation in May 1945. Upon arrival at the Memorial explore the preserved historic premises at your own pace with audio-guides (available in 11 major 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.

Heading back to Vienna stop at a local restaurant for lunch (own expense). Your tour concludes at the Vienna State Opera House.


  • Tour start: 8:30am
  • Meeting point: Tourist-Info Wien, Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna (Google Maps)
  • Duration: 8.5 hours
  • Group size: max. 25 people
  • Tour language: English


  • Guided Tour to Mauthausen Memorial from Vienna
  • Roundtrip Transportation to and from Vienna
  • Accompaniment by friendly english-speaking tour escort
  • Free admission to Mauthausen Memorial
  • Self-guided tour of the camp with audio-guides (available in English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish)


  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off


  • This tour is not recommended for children aged 13 and under
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 2 people
  • Wheelchair & stroller accessible


  • You can cancel your tour up to 24 hours before tour start free of charge, receiving a full refund.
  • No refunds will be provided for later cancellations and no-shows.
Tour Itinerary


Meet your guide at Tourist-Info Wien
Tour start: Travel across Lower Austria to Mauthausen
Stopover at Mauthausen Memorial - appx. 3 hours
Self-guided Visit with audio-guides (available in English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish).
Possibility for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense)
Return trip to Vienna
ca. 5:00pm
Tour concludes at the Vienna Opera House
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Reviews (162)

Reviewed November 14, 2022
“Remember” Mauthausen
"Zachor", "Remember" -- the Hebrew to English translation of one of the first monuments on the walk to the camp entrance says it all. Mauthausen has been well maintained and includes 2 museum sections. The 3 hours we spent on site was not enough time to visit all of the areas, including the areas where the foundations and markers are all that remain, and both museums -- there is a lot of important reading at each stop. Be sure to visit the quarry to see the steps and the "Parachute" area. The stone foundation is all that remains of the Jewish block, #17, and is located behind the buildings, and the mass cemetery also is behind buildings. Visitors should make it a point to get the headphones for the onsite tour, included with the Viator tour. Our driver, Eckard, was an informative and warm guide. My only regret is following the suggested tip advice I found online for travelers to Austria. My advice is to tip more than what is recommended.

Date of the tour November, 2022
Reviewed November 10, 2022
Important to see
It would be hard to describe this as fun, but it’s powerful and we have a responsibility to bear witness to the tragedy of the holocaust (and tragedy is an understatement). The guide does not walk with you through the concentration camp and that was fine with me. The ride was comfortable and he will take you to eat on the way home (though I thought the restaurant was pricey).

Date of the tour November, 2022
Reviewed November 04, 2022
A Great Trip
All the information was very helpful in understanding what happened there. The audio phones were very good.

Date of the tour November, 2022

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