Tunnel system "Bergkristall" – Concentration Camp Gusen: Guided Tours in May 2017 (in German language)

21.04.2017

The guided tours describe the persecution policy of the National Socialists, the concentration camp system Mauthausen-Gusen and the beneficiaries of forced labour activities.

Tunnel system
Tunnel system "Bergkristall" (photo credits: Mauthausen Memorial / Bernhard Mühleder)

The tunnel system "Bergkristall" was a part of the concentration camp complex Mauthausen-Gusen. Thousands of prisoners built the underground tunnel system, which was used for the armaments industry.

The tours are introduced by describing the persecution policy of the National Socialists, the concentration camp system Mauthausen-Gusen and the beneficiaries of forced labour activities. During the guided tours of the tunnel system, the work and life conditions of the prisoners are discussed on the basis of reports from contemporary witnesses.

Participation is free of charge!

Due to the limited number of participants, advance registration is absolutely required!

Duration of the tours: approx. 2 hours.

Meeting point:

Heimathaus St. Georgen/Gusen, Färbergasse 2, 4222 St. Georgen/Gusen

After an introductory address about the concentration camp system in the Heimathaus, the groups are accompanied to the tunnel system "Bergkristall" (about 15 minutes' walk), which will be subsequently visited.

Dates and time:

Thu 4.5.: 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00

Fr  5.5.: 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:45, 13:30, 15:00

Sa 6.5.: 8:45, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 12:30

Information and advance registration:

E-Mail: rupert.pilsl@mauthausen-memorial.org

Tel: +43 7238 2269-51 (Tuesdays through Fridays, 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Route description:

From Vienna:

Motorway exit St. Valentin – direction Mauthausen on highway B3 – exit Langenstein/St. Georgen an der Gusen – continue to market place St. Georgen an der Gusen – turn left to Bahnhofstraße and continue to Heimathaus St. Georgen/Gusen, Färbergasse 2. Only limited car parking space is available in the area of Heimathaus.

From Linz

Highway B3 direction Perg – exit Pulgarn – direction St. Georgen an der Gusen  – continue to market place St. Georgen an der Gusen – turn right to Bahnhofstraße and continue to Heimathaus St. Georgen/Gusen, Färbergasse 2. Only limited car parking space is available in the area of Heimathaus.

Car parking space and entrance to the tunnel system "Bergkristall":

 

Organisers:

The Mauthausen Memorial in cooperation with the Memorial Service Committee Gusen of the market municipality St. Georgen/Gusen and the Federal Real Estate Company.