Mauthausen Memorial

Mauthausen Memorial information

Mauthausen , Austria
Erinnerungsstrasse 1
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admission incl guided tour €5, audioguide €3
Opening hours
9am-5.30pm Mar-early Jul, 9am-5.30pm Tue-Sun early Jul-Oct, 9am-3pm Tue-Sun Nov-Feb
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Nowadays Mauthausen is an attractive small town on the north bank of the Danube east of Linz, but its status as a quarrying centre prompted the Nazis to site KZ Mauthausen concentration camp here. Prisoners were forced into slave labour in the granite quarry and many died on the so-called Todesstiege (stairway of death) leading from the quarry to the camp. Some 100,000 prisoners died or were executed in the camp between 1938 and 1945.