Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial Day-Trip from Vienna

(11 Reviews)
Duration:   08h 30 min

Overview

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 2,5-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.

CO2 certificates to offset the tour's carbon emissions are included in the tour price.

Honor the victims by learning about this crucial period in history.

INCLUSIONS

  • Guided Tour to Mauthausen Memorial from Vienna
  • Roundtrip Transportation to and from Vienna
  • Free admission to Mauthausen Memorial
  • Self-guided tour of the camp with audio-guides
  • Accompaniment by friendly english-speaking tour escort
  • Taxi transfer to the tour meeting point - up to EUR 12 per person
  • CO2 certificates offsetting the tour's carbon emissions
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 2 people

EXCLUSIONS

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

EASY CANCELLATION

  • You can cancel your tour up to 48 hours before tour start free of charge, receiving a full refund.
  • No refunds will be provided for later cancellations and no-shows.

Taxi fee to the tour meeting point is included up to € 12 per person.

Guaranteed departure with a minimum of only 2 people.

Tour Itinerary

Itinerary

Transfer to the central tour meeting point by taxi
08:30am
Tour start: Travel across Lower Austria to Mauthausen
10:45am
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).
01:45pm
Possibility for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense)
02:45pm
Return trip to Vienna
ca. 5:00pm
Tour concludes at the Vienna Opera House
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Reviews (11)

Rhiannon
Reviewed March 31, 2019
Definitely worth a trip
Clear and simple directions to meeting point and taxi was reimbursed straight away. Guide was super friendly and answered all questions we had. As we were driving there we were given a lot of history about Vienna and advice on what to see and do. Then on the second half of journey we watched a documentary about mauthausen. We arrived and were given our audio tours so we could view it at our own pace and had plenty of time to look around. We then went for food at a lovely restaurant, although slightly pricey the food was great and plenty of option. The bus was comfortable and clean, would highly recommend!!

Date of the tour March, 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019
Mauthausen Memorial
It is difficult to describe such a trip as wonderful, seeing that we found family names recorded on the camp roles. That aside, our tour director/driver (Fleming) gave good instructions and advise on how to get the most out of our time at the camp site. The trip to the camp he filled with Vienna history, as well as a perspective on Austria's place in WW2 history. The time at Mauthausen was sober, meaningful, but not rushed and we returned to the rally point on time and were off to a nice lunch restaurant. Plenty of time to eat and reflect on the day, then back to Vienna to our lodgings. Thank you Fleming and Alex, you made a memorable day.

Date of the tour March, 2019
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Rudolf & Sandra Droefke
Reviewed February 11, 2019
Mauthausen Memorial
This was an excellent tour and absolutely worth the money.  Our tour guide, Fleming, was very pationate about his job.  We could not have asked for a better guide.  Thoroughly enjoyed our day.  Thank you, Fleming, for making awesome memories for us.
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