Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial Day-Trip from Vienna

(125 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

EXCLUSIONS

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

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 15.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Your taxi ride will be reimbursed when showing a valid receipt (max. EUR 12 per person)
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 2 people. If minimum numbers are not me you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Wheelchair & stroller accessible

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 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.
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 (125)

adios5
Reviewed November 02, 2019
Humanity Cruelty at its Worst
The tour conducted by Flemming was extremely informative and unforgettable. He provided an excellent overview of the political turmoil of the time, as well as the dark history of the camp, and the systematic dehumanization of people. While it is a very difficult subject to confront, the tour was one of the most compelling and valuable lessons that one can and should experience. We highly recommend it.

Date of the tour November, 2019
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Raissa F
Reviewed November 01, 2019
A part of history not to forget
We learned so much with our expert guide. She really took her time and shared deeply with us. A moving day. Be sure to leave enough time to return to visitor center and process the day's information. Beautiful views from atop the hill. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Ample parking. WC and small cafe available as well as modernized chapel for group prayer.

Date of the tour November, 2019
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Frogchick73
Reviewed October 28, 2019
Fabulous tour, terrible part of history
This tour was one of the highlights of my trip. Whilst I realise that sounds odd as it was a visit to a place that saw so much horror during the war, it was an incredible experience to see what occurred. On the way out to the camp, we were provided with an iPad and able to watch a 45 minute documentary about the camp and then events surrounding its history. Once there, the audio tour that was provided gave an incredible amount of detail. Whilst it is not the easiest tour to be on, it is certainly a place that people should visit and bear witness to what occurred here. Pierre was a great guide and provided a great guided tour as we left Vienna. Highly recommended!!

Date of the tour October, 2019
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