Pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust with a trip to Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest Nazi labor camp complexes during World War II. The former camp provides a poignant look at the horrors perpetuated by Hitler during the war. Learn about life at the camp from your guide and take an audio tour of the grounds. This tour includes round-trip transport from Vienna.
Take a taxi from your hotel to the central meeting point in Vienna to meet your guide. Be sure to keep your receipt as the fare is reimbursed after your tour. Then, hop aboard a tour tour vehicle to begin the adventure. Become acquainted with the history of Mauthausen Memorial during the 2,5-hour ride from Vienna. By the summer of 1940, Mauthausen had become one of the largest labor camp complexes in the German-occupied part of Europe. Some 200,000 people are thought to have been imprisoned at Mauthausen between 1938 and 1945, and about half of them lost their lives. Mauthausen was among the last concentration camps to be liberated by the Allies. Upon arrival at the Memorial grab your audio guide (available in 11 languages) for a self-guided tour through the preserved grounds. See the prisoner’s barracks, Wiener-Graben quarry, the so-called 'Stairs of Death,' SS-quarters, camp prison, gas chamber and the highly rated Mauthausen Museum. Heading back to Vienna stop at a local restaurant for lunch (own expense). Your tour concludes at the Vienna State Opera House.