Mauthausen

WWII concentration work camp and holocaust museum

Mauthausen - WWII concentration work camp and holocaust museum

Mauthausen is a small picturesque town with some 5 thousand inhabitants located near the top of a hilly terrain and surrounded by other hills making it one of the loveliest natural areas of Austria in the region called Upper Austria (not far from the border with the Czech Republic in the north). It seems hard to believe that Hitler´s Nazi regime chose this place as the location of one of the largest and most elaborate concentration work camps. Mauthausen is situated approximately 20 kilometres east of Linz making it a suitable stop-over for all travellers between Salzburg, Linz, or Hallstatt and Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Ceske Budejovice, or Prague.

During the First World War, there was a prisoners´ camp situated to the east of the town, in which over 9000 inmates from Russia, Serbia, and namely Italy lost their lives.nOver the duration of the Second World War, the area became a location of 49 branches of the Mauthausen work concentration camp, in which between 120 thousand and 320 thousand prisoners from 26 countries died due to inhuman labour (especially in the local granite quarry) and unbearable living conditions.nWe recommend to allow approximately 3 to 6 hours to visit the main camp, including the holocaust museum and the memorial gardens.nThe concentration camps of Mauthausen and Gusen I were designed to deal with political opponents of the Nazi regime, and so had special strict and extremely cruel rules for all inmates (known as STAGE III rules).nMany historians, biographers, scientists, writers, and other members of intelligence class were erased here.nThe granite mined in the local quarry by the concentration camp inmates not only served as material they were forced to use to build the camp itself, but was intended to serve to reconstruct and re-furbish all major German towns and cities.

This place can be visited during the following transfers:

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Linz

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Melk

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Munich

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Bratislava

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Budapest

Transfer from Passau to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Passau

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Nuremberg

Transfer from Prague to Bratislava

Transfer from Vienna to Prague

Transfer from Prague to Melk

Transfer from Prague to Vienna

Transfer from Prague to Passau

Transfer from Nuremberg to Prague

Transfer from Prague to Nuremberg

Transfer from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Linz to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Hallstatt to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Melk to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Munich to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Bratislava to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Budapest to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Innsbruck

Transfer from Innsbruck to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Regensburg

Transfer from Regensburg to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Graz

Transfer from Graz to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Bratislava to Prague

Transfer from Prague to Budapest

Transfer from Budapest to Prague

Transfer from Prague to Linz

Transfer from Linz to Prague

Transfer from Prague to Wels

Transfer from Wels to Prague

Transfer from Prague to Salzburg

Transfer from Salzburg to Prague

Transfer from Prague to Hallstatt

Transfer from Hallstatt to Prague

Transfer from Melk to Prague

Transfer from Passau to Prague

Transfer from Vienna to Salzburg

Transfer from Salzburg to Vienna

Transfer from Melk to Vienna

Transfer from Vienna to Melk

Transfer from Vienna to Hallstatt

Transfer from Hallstatt to Vienna

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Vilshofen an der Donau

Transfer from Vilshofen an der Donau to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Prague to Vilshofen an der Donau

Transfer from Vilshofen an der Donau to Prague

Transfer from Vienna to Passau

Transfer from Passau to Vienna

Transfer from Hallstatt to Budapest

Transfer from Budapest to Hallstatt

Transfer from Budapest to Bad Goisern

Transfer from Budapest to Gosau

Transfer from Budapest to Bad Ischl

Transfer from Gosau to Budapest

Transfer from Bad Goisern to Budapest

Transfer from Bad Ischl to Budapest

Transfer from Salzburg to Budapest

Transfer from Budapest to Salzburg

Transfer from Ceske Budejovice to Vienna

Transfer from Vienna to Ceske Budejovice

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Obertraun

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Bad Ischl

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Bad Goisern

Transfer from Bad Ischl to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Bad Goisern to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Obertraun to Cesky Krumlov

Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to St. Gilgen

Transfer from St. Gilgen to Cesky Krumlov

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