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Hartheim Castle

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Back in 1898 the Renaissance-style Hartheim castle was made over to the Upper Austrian Provincial Charity Association and was adapted to suit the needs of physically challenged people.

Since the 1950s Hartheim castle has been used as a residential building. A couple of years before, in 1939, the Upper Austrian Provincial Charity Association was expropriated and dissoluted in order to turn the castle into an extermination site for the T4 and 14f13 euthanasia programs.

T4 was the code name for the euthanasia program concerning handicapped and ill people, whereas 14f13 stood predominantly for the killing of the physically and mentally ill inmates of the Mauthausen and Dachau concentration camps. Those people were sent to the Hartheim gas chambers and their bodies were burnt.

The permanent exhibition "The Value of Life. Memorial - Learning - Understanding." portrays the destinies of people during World War II and takes a closer look at the zeitgeist and the sociopolitical dimension of those extermination campaigns.

Contact

Hartheim Castle
Schlossstraße 1
4072 Alkoven

Phone: +43 7274 6536-546
Fax machine: +43 7274 6536-548
E-Mail: office@schloss-hartheim.at
Web: www.schloss-hartheim.at

Contact person
Mag. Florian Schwanninger

Phone: +43 7274 6536547-0

We speak the following languages

German
English
Spanish
Italian

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The exhibition "The Value of Life. Memorial - Learning - Understanding." is open spring to autumn:
Mondays and Fridays: 09:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesdays to Thursdays: 09:00am to 4:00pm
Sundays: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed on Saturdays

Closing day

  • Saturday

Discounts

Discounts (Age-related / Groups):

  • Children

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Parking

  • Parking space: 80
  • Parking area for disabled: 2
  • Bus parking space: 3

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Suitability

  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (10 - 14 Year)

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Other equipment

  • Toilet facility

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Hartheim Castle
Alkoven

Back in 1898 the Renaissance-style Hartheim castle was made over to the Upper Austrian Provincial Charity Association and was adapted to suit the needs of physically challenged people. Since the 1950s Hartheim castle has been used as a residential building. A couple...