• [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.

If you have any questions or want to get in contact with us, we look forward to your message!
Please also note the option to subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of the page.

The Memorial Site is open to visitors again from January 10th. For individual visitors, the 2-G rule applies in connection with Corona (visitors must have recovered or be vaccinated) and also the mandatory wearing of an FFP2 mask.

For visitors in groups who take part in an educational program, the 2-G-Plus rule applies, i.e. the visitors must have recovered or have been vaccinated and have proof of a current PCR test (or a "ninja passport" for pupils) present, a mask is also required. This also applies to people who have been vaccinated 3 times.

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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

Jan 2022

New publication: The involvement of the criminal police in Nazi euthanasia (SIAK journal)

The current issue of the journal of the Sicherheitsakademie (Security Academy of Austrian Police) contains an article by Simone Loistl, employee of the Memorial Site…

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Nov 2021

In the memory of Stanisław Pawlak

Stanisław Pawlak was transferred from the Mauthausen concentration camp to the Hartheim killing center in August 1941 and murdered. In November 2021, his granddaughter…

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Nov 2021

ORANGE THE WORLD 2021 – Stop violence against women!

Under the patronage of actress Ursula Strauss, 160 public buildings in Austria - including the Memorial Site Hartheim Castle - shine in the color of solidarity orange -…

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