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Visiting Mauthausen Memorial

Hi,
We are planning to visit Mauthausen Memorial from Salzburg tomorrow. We are looking at travel options, from what I found out - take train to linz and then regional train to Mauthausen. Are there any other options like bus? Also how far is memorial from train station?

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From the bahnhof in Mauthausen , you can take a taxi to the memorial . The staff at the memorial can call for one when you are ready to return to the train . The ride is , as I recall , fairly short , perhaps three or so miles

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We were thinking of walking till memorial from station, looks like a hour by walk. Also any idea for alternate options to reach Mauthausen?

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You could walk , but consider that you will be doing a fair amount of walking while seeing the place. In addition , The " Stairway of Death " which you should definitely traverse , is trying under the best of circumstances . It is hard to imagine what the inmates were subjected to , and under conditions that were absolutely inhuman .

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Rent a car. That will give you enough time to also see the Wilhering church.