Taking a day excursion to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp from Vienna allows you to witness a somber chapter of World War II history. The former concentration camp offers a glimpse into the horrors perpetrated by Hitler during World War II. As you go across the city, an audio guide will provide historical context for each location. The excursion includes transportation from and to Vienna on a round-trip basis.
- Day trip to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp from Vienna
- Tour Mauthausen Concentration Camp with an informative audio guide
- See the prisoner’s barracks, SS-quarters, and gas chamber, and visit Mauthausen Museum
- Reimbursement of the taxi fare from the hotel to the meeting point is included
One of Europe’s largest labor camp complexes, Mauthausen Concentration Camp, was established in the summer of 1940. Between 1938 and 1945, over 200,000 people are estimated to have been held at Mauthausen, and approximately half of them died. Allies captured Mauthausen as the final concentration camp complex.
Taking a cab from your accommodation to the center of Vienna is the best way to start your day. To ensure that your cab fare is reimbursed, keep a copy of your receipt. Meet your friendly English-speaking tour guide and learn about Mauthausen Memorial’s history on the way to the memorial from Vienna.
Relax as you travel through the Lower and Upper Austrian countryside. You’ve arrived at the former Mauthausen Concentration Camp’s memorial building, the Mauthausen Memorial. Take a walk around the grounds on your own with an audio guide (available in 11 languages).
For further information about the camp during WWII, visit the Wiener-Graben quarry, the prisoners’ barracks, the infamous “Stairs of Death,” the SS apartments, the gas chamber, the camp prison, and the Mauthausen Museum. You’ll then be driven back to Vienna in the tour van. a nearby eatery will be our lunch stop (own expense.) Vienna State Opera in the city center will be your destination.
Traverse the beautiful Vienna Woods en-route to Mauthausen Memorial.
Marvel at the impressive Melk Abbey founded by the Benedictines in 1089.
Mauthausen Concentration Camp
During the 2.5-hour ride from Vienna, learn about the history of the Mauthausen Memorial. Mauthausen had become one of the largest concentration camps in Nazi-occupied Europe by the summer of 1940. Between 1938 and 1945, over 200,000 people are estimated to have been held at Mauthausen, and approximately half of them died.
A concentration camp that was liberated by the Allies was Mauthausen. Take a self-guided tour of the memorial’s maintained grounds with an audio guide (available in 11 languages). You can visit the barracks, the quarry, the infamous “Stairs of Death,” the SS quarters, the camp prison, the gas chamber, and the highly regarded Mauthausen Museum. After leaving Salzburg, eat lunch somewhere local before returning to Vienna (own expense).
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