Full Day Coach Excursion: Mauthausen and Linz, Vienna
Mauthausen Concentration Camp (age 14+)
We will provide you with a coach to take you to this fascinating camp where 100,000 prisoners lost their lives. A 2 hour guided tour will bring to light the harrowing tale of this Category III camp meaning it had the most brutal conditions.
On 8 August 1938, prisoners from Dachau concentration camp were sent to the town of Mauthausen near Linz, Austria, to begin the construction of a new camp. The site was chosen initially for a slave labour camp because of the nearby granite quarry, and due to its proximity to Linz but also carried out exterminations. The growing number of prisoners and number falling ill led to the construction of a gas chamber and from 1940, used a gas chamber on a regular basis.
See the surviving historical buildings and installations, the stone quarry with the ‘Stairs of Death’, more than 20 national monuments and the new permanent exhibitions as well as the new memorial room.
Linz: Where Hitler grew up
Your coach will leave Mauthausen and make the 30 minute journey to Linz, a former European Capital of Culture and where Adolf Hitler spent most of his youth before moving to Vienna.
Hitler attended school in Linz and considered Linz to be his ‘Hometown’ and where he wished to be buried here and had grand cultural and architectural plans for the town. As well as seeing notable sites such as the balcony where Hitler proclaimed the Greater German Reich, Linz is a beautiful and relaxed city with good shopping & museums and is perfect for groups to explore.