Melk and Mauthausen

We are planning to spend a week in Austria and will begin in Salzburg, then going to Vienna and Hallstatt. We would like to go to Mauthausen Concentration Camp and also Melk...maybe sleep there one night. How far is Melk from the camp and how much time is needed to see Mauthausen? Also, does anyone know of a central website that tells the hours of the camp? Thanks!

Posted by Marcus
Kansas City, United States
205 posts

I'm a WWII history buff and quite honestly 2-3 hours is enough. Its very moving and definitely get the audio guide and use it. I also highly recommend the long trip down to the base of the quarry. It'll bring additional meaning to what you just saw.