Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial Day-Trip from Vienna

(76 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 (76)

ShellyR41
Reviewed May 01, 2019
Well worth it
Flemming was our driver for the day and it could have not been a better experience. His knowledge of the history of this camp and that era in general is wonderful. I will say I was initially concerned about the length of time we would have at the camp, 2.5-3 hours total. I spent almost 8 hours at Auschwitz and expected to be disappointed to not have more time at Matthausen. I'm glad to say my concern was unwarranted. The design of this museum/camp is exceptional. You have an audio guide which I was uncertain about (having used them elsewhere and found them lacking). This one is exceptional. The route they have you take is also extremely efficient time-wise. I was initially disappointed that there wasn't a lot of written material in the areas you visit - until I reached the museum building (which is where the crematorium was located). It is FULL of information and exhibits. I especially enjoyed the video and audio commentaries - they are short but very effective - all told by prisoners who survived their experiences here. There was plenty I didn't read (it gets overwhelming eventually) but I don't feel like I missed out on anything. I spent just short of three hours there and am very satisfied my experience (which seems like a strange thing to say about a visit to a concentration camp). After leaving the camp Flemming drove us to the quarry. You can no longer walk down (or up) the 168 steps so I'm glad a drive to the quarry was included. Out of the 5 camps I visited on this trip - Dachau, Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen, Auschwitz and Mathausen - Mathausen was without a doubt the most emotionally difficult for me. They are all horrible but I felt like Mathausen exuded evil from the moment you first saw it. This may be because I knew less about Mathausen than Auschwitz though. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to visit this site and grateful to Flemming for his great insight and information.

Date of the tour April, 2019
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Linda M
Reviewed April 26, 2019
Mauthausen Tour
We found this tour very enlightening. The guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. The trip left on time and return as scheduled.

Date of the tour April, 2019
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Ian S
Reviewed April 20, 2019
Day trip from Vienna.
A deeply moving experience of a terrible example of man's inhumanity to man. The balance of the tour and the guide, Fleming, were excellent. There was sufficient time for private reflection, and the audio guide and map supplied were most helpful.

Date of the tour April, 2019
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