• [Translate to Englisch:] zeigt das Schloss Hartheim von Außen
  • [Translate to Englisch:] zeigt das Schloss Hartheim von Außen


On our homepage you can learn a lot about the history of the Castle and the work of the Place for Learning and Remembrance.
In particular, information about guided tours, the research options in the Documentation Center and  events are available online.

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Memorial Site Hartheim Castle - Place for Learning and Remembrance

Hartheim Castle is located around 18 km west of Linz. The village of Hartheim belongs to the municipality of Alkoven in the Eferding district.

From 1940 - 1944 Hartheim Castle in was in use as a Nazi euthanasia institution. During this time, around 30.000 physically and mentally handicapped people, some residents of care homes, others imprisoned in Mauthausen, Gusen, Ravensbrück and Dachau concentration camps and deemed unfit to work and forced labourers were brought here and murdered. The rooms in which the crimes took place now form part of the Memorial. There is also a cemetery on the east side of the palace, where the remains of those who were murdered were buried in 2002.

Hartheim Castle - Place for Learning and Remembrance, which was opened in 2003, includes, the Memorial and the Exhibition "Value of Life".


Aktuelles und News

Sep 2021

Commemoration service at Hartheim Castle 2021

On October 1, 2021, the annual commemoration service for the victims of Nazi euthanasia will take place at the learning and memorial site Schloss Hartheim.

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Jul 2021

National socialist euthanasia: Perceptions - reactions - resistance - in the ecclesiastical and religious context

New anthology with biographical and regional historical research on the subject of resistance to Nazi euthanasia.

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May 2021

New Exhibition "Value of Life"

The newly designed permanent exhibition will be available to visitors from May 30, 2021.

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