Market place in Mauthausen, Austria


Der Pranger in the Market Place dates back to 1583.

100-year-old tree with historic obelisk on the left

Two trees over a hundred years old shade the Market Place in Mauthausen

Between the two huge old trees is the Karbrunnen or fountain, which has a blue and white marker, designating it as a protected historical site.


Old town hall on the Market Place in Mauthausen, Austria

Granite sculpture by a Polish prisoner at Gusen concentration camp

This sculpture of a deer, which is located to the west of the fountain in the Market Place in the town of Mauthausen, was done by Stanislaus Krzekotowski in 1943 in the Gusen concentration camp near the town. Is it just a coincidence that the two flower pots in the background look like the washbowls that are in the prisoners' barracks in all the Nazi concentration camps?

Granite sculpture in the Market Place in Mauthausen

Close-up of sign behind deer sculpture

The words on the sign above say that the sculpture was made out of granite from the Gusen quarry in the year 1943 by a Polish artist named Stanislaus Krzekotowski when he was a prisoner in the Gusen concentration camp. Even in the worst of the Nazi concentration camps, the prisoners were allowed to create works of art and to play music.

Historic House


Historic Buildings

Gasthof zur Traube

St. Nicholas Church

Dentist's House

Granite Sculptures

Pragstein Castle

Ship Master's House