Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial Day-Trip from Vienna

(129 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 (129)

goehringw
Reviewed November 16, 2019
Informative Trip
My wife and I enjoyed our trip. Markus was an excellent driver and guide. The museum and site were very sobering and helped to further educate us about some of the most terrible activities carried out by the Third Reich during WWII. Plan to spend plenty of time inside the museum itself- two hours inside and another one to two hours walking the grounds and looking in the other buildings.

Date of the tour November, 2019
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sketchtheworld87
Reviewed November 15, 2019
Very Informative
This trip was well worth the time and money. We had a great guide who shared very interesting stories both personal and historical about Vienna, the war, and The Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Visiting the camp itself was a very interesting experience. It was hard to digest all of the information about the horrors that occurred there but it is without a doubt worth visiting if you are going to be in Vienna. It’s such a huge part of history and those who endured that horrific place deserve to have there stories heard. We were at the camp for about 2 - 2 1/2 hours and there was no shortage of things to see/learn. I highly recommend this day trip.

Date of the tour November, 2019
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C2778WTlukec
Reviewed November 09, 2019
Excellent
excellent guide, this was the best trip of our holiday. Myself and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed it. The stories told by the guide in the mini bus were heart warming and his knowledge was first rate. I can’t recommend this enough!

Date of the tour November, 2019
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