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Mauthausen Concentration Camp Day Trip from Vienna
"Take a taxi from your hotel to the central meeting point in Vienna to meet your driver. Be sure to keep your receipt: The fare is reimbursed after your tour. Then hop aboard a Mercedes Sprinter Deluxe van equipped with adjustable seats and Wi-Fi. Relax as you travel through the beautiful countryside of Lower and Upper Austria and enjoy stops along the way for coffee and snacks (own expense). On board watch a short documentary featuring historical footage and Holocaust survivors' accounts of life at the concentration camps during WWII.After a 2-hour journey arrive at Mauthausen Memorial a building that stands on the site of the former Mauthausen Concentration Camp. By the summer of 1940 Mauthausen had become one of the largest labor camp complexes in the German-occupied part of Europe. Some 200
From EUR148.00
 
Private Day Trip to Mauthausen Memorial from Vienna
"Mauthausen concentration camp in Upper Austria was one of the largest labour camp complexes in the Third Reich. Between 1938 and 1945 about 200000 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. Depart from your hotel in Vienna in a private limousine or van. Your friendly english-speaking driver will drive you to the Memorial in safety and comfort. Upo Czech Dutch French German
From EUR740.00
 
Private Tour of Melk Hallstatt and Salzburg from Vienna
"We will take you on a private ride to the West of Austria to the famous lake district. With a first stop at a Benedictine abbey above the town of Melk Lower Austria which is on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube river adjoining the Wachau valley.The abbey contains the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau and the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg Austria's first ruling dynasty. Your driver will take you to the top of Abbey where you will have a great view of the town Melk nearby gardens and the famous abbey.We will then continue further into the Lake district and drive through beautiful towns like Bad Ischl and take a stop in the picturesque village of Hallstatt which is known for its production of salt dating back to prehistoric times
From EUR649.00

More Things to Do in Mauthausen

The Visitor's Centre

Since 2003 Mauthausen has had a new visitor's centre complete with a book shop, information desk, workshop, toilets and cinema. There is a cafe but with different opening hours depending on the time...
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alancollins
Oct 04, 2014

New Exhibitions

Since my last visit to Mauthausen there have been some changes. You no longer have to pay an entrance charge and new exhibitions have opened in the old infirmary. Further changes are taking place...
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alancollins
Oct 04, 2014

The rock quarry

The prisoners were brought here to the rock quarry, known as the "Wiener Graben". They used the stone from the quarry to build the granite fortress-prison of the main camp. Stone from the quarry had...
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alancollins
Jul 03, 2011

The Parachute Jump

Prisoners were forced to run up and down the stairs of death. Frequently those that survived that fate were taken to the top of the quarry and forced to jump to their deaths. SS humour named this the...
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alancollins
Jul 03, 2011

Roll Call Square

The working day started at 4.45 am in the summer and 5.15 am in the winter. The day ended at 7pm. There were 2 roll calls each day which were held in this area. Behind the granite wall on the right...
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alancollins
Jul 03, 2011

The Wailing Wall

When prisoners first arrived they were made to stand by the 'Wailing Wall' . There were iron rings set in the wall which were used to chain up the prisoners. The wall straight ahead is the wailing...
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alancollins
Jul 03, 2011
 
 
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The Prisoner's Gate

The prisoners referred to this entrance as the Mongol gate or the Mongolian gate. The 2 watch towers above the gate give the appearance of Chinese architecture. The picture was taken from outside the...
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alancollins
Jul 03, 2011

The Memorial Gardens

This was originally the site of the SS Barracks and it was located between the main camp and the quarry steps. In 1949 the site was turned into a memorial garden with the first memorial being donated...
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alancollins
Jul 03, 2011

The Stairs of Death

There are 186 steps on the stairs of death. The prisoners were forced to carry 25 kgs blocks of granite on their back up the 186 steps. The weight was gradually increased and as the prisoners tired...
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alancollins
Jul 03, 2011

Visit a World War 2 Concentration Camp

The former concentration camp located in Mauthausen is one camp of hundreds that have been turned into museums today. The camp at Mauthausen I found to be special. Inside I was able to see first hand...
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RawdgerDodger
Apr 04, 2011

Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp

There's not really much to say about, but Mauthausen Concentration Camp deserves a visit, and not for the camp itself, but in memory of all the people who have lost theis lifes.A big parking is...
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ealgisi
Jan 03, 2010

main gate

pictured is the main gate to mauthausen concentration camp. this is were you enter the camp from the parking lot. because of the camp's stone construction much of the camp looks the same as when it...
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doug48
Sep 18, 2008

"parachute jump"

once the prisoner carried the huge blocks of granite up the 186 steps of death sadistic s.s. guards often pushed them over the edge of the quarry for their sick entertainment. these guards called this...
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doug48
Sep 18, 2008

todesstiege

pictured is the todesstiege "steps of death". next to the camp was a large granite quarry that provided building material for projects of the third reich. inmates were required to carry large blocks...
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doug48
Sep 18, 2008

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"MAUTHAUSEN - 186 steps to death"
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"Mauthausen Concentration Camp"
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"Chilling Hold"
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"A Legendary Escape Story Surrounding the Camp"
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