History of National Socialism in Linz and Upper Austria

Validity: January 15th to December 13th 2024

This special program is intended for young people aged 14 and over who want to deal with Upper Austrian contemporary history.


Day 1:

It starts with a visit to the Voestalpine Contemporary History Museum. The focus of the exhibition is the fates and life stories of the forced laborers of the former Hermann Göring Werke, today’s voestalpine.

Day 2:

During a guided tour through Linz, the pupils get to know the Upper Austrian capital. The learning and memorial site Schloss Hartheim is a former Nazi euthanasia institute. During a tour of the memorial and the newly designed exhibition “The Value of Life. Dealing with the unusable” shows who was classified as unusable and how society has treated disabled and mentally ill people over the past centuries.

Day 3:

The highlight tour in the Ars Electronica Center provides unique insights into the interplay between humans, machines and artificial intelligence.


  • 2 nights in a shared room with shower / toilet
  • Breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner
  • Free juice with meals
  • Guided tours

Prices 2024:

Package prices per person including program & general services *:
Pupil € 135,-, Teacher € 107,-

* plus approx. € 4,80 local taxes for teachers and plus tickets for public transport as well as the trip to Alkoven: pupil approx. € 13,- and teacher approx. € 25,-. Prices and programme are subject to change.

Information & booking:

Youth Hostel Linz

Stanglhofweg 3
4020 Linz
Phone: +43-732-664434
Fax: +43-732-664434-75

Photo: © Voestalpine Contemporary History Museum

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