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Concerning Corona and with consideration for vulnerable groups, we ask all visitors to wear mouth and nose protection (ideally an FFP2 mask) in the castle; Visitors who take part in a guided tour are required to wear a FFP2-Mask and are requested to carry out an antigen test or a PCR test before the visit.
The next commemoration ceremony for the victims of Nazi euthanasia at the Memorial Site Hartheim Castle will take place on October 1, 2023.
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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.
Memorial Site Hartheim Castle - Place for Learning and Remembrance, which was opened in 2003, includes, the Memorial and the Exhibition "Value of Life".