Mauthausen Memorial - Things to Know Before Visiting
Erinnerungsstraße 1, 4310 Mauthausen, Austria
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About Mauthausen Memorial
The Mauthausen Memorial describes as “a former crime scene, a place of memory, a cemetery for the mortal remains of thousands of those murdered here and, increasingly, a site of political and historical education.” It was established in April 1938, shortly after Austria was annexed to Nazi Germany. Starting as a satellite of Dachau, in Germany, it became an independent camp in the spring of 1939, operated by the SS.
Attractions Near Mauthausen Memorial
A majestic augustinian monastery in the town of Sankt Florian, Austria. Founded in the early ninth century, and later refounded by Augustinians in the eleventh century, St. Florian is the largest monastery in Upper Austria, and rivals Melk Abbey and Klosterneuburg Monastery as among the most impressive examples of Baroque architecture in Austria. The monastery is dedicated to Saint Florian, whose fourth century grave lies beneath the monastery.
The Upper Austrian Culture Quarter connects the Landeskulturzentrum Ursulinenhof and the Open Culture House. The building complex also includes the Upper Austrian State Art Collection, the Moviemento art house cinema and various restaurants. Exhibitions and events make the Upper Austrian Culture Quarter a popular meeting place for guests and residents.
The New Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Linz, Austria. The neo-Gothic church is the largest, though not the tallest church in Austria. Beautiful glass windows decorate the cathedral, which was finished in 1924 and can accommodate 20,000 people. The sacred space is also fascinating. Mariendom is a haven of peace and an architectural masterpiece.
The Old Cathedral stands serenely, in all its beauty at the City Hall district. Originally a Jesuit church, the cathedral exemplifies Baroque style architecture and has emerged as an elaborate, spacious edifice with side chapels. It was built between 1669 and 1683 in Baroque style. From 1785 to 1909 it served as cathedral of the Diocese of Linz.
The Lentos Art Museum is a museum of modern art in Linz, Austria. It opened in May 2003 as the successor of the Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz. The art museum collection comprises around 1500 works from the areas of painting, sculpture and object art, over 10,000 works on paper, and about 850 photographs, including significant contributions to the development of artistic photography.
The Linz Castle Museum is Austria's largest universal museum in one place. Not only is the museum's extensive collection impressive, but also the mix of historical and modern architecture in the house. It provides insights into the natural, cultural and technological history of Upper Austria. The museum is dedicated to the period from the beginning of life to the 21st century.
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Upper Austria is Austria's leading industrial region. As of 2009, it accounted for approximately a quarter of the country's exports.