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The concert begins at 7.30 PM and is planned to end at around 9.15 PM.


The "Festival of Joy" will take place on Vienna’s Heldenplatz (Heroes’ Square).


The free concert of the Wiener Symphoniker will also be shown on a big screen.
Interpreter Sabine Zeller will also simultaneously sign all the speeches for the deaf and hard of hearing.


ORF III "Kultur und Information" will broadcast the event live on TV.


Seating is limited and priority is given to the elderly and those who need it the most. It is not possible to reserve seats.

The event will take place regardless of the weather. Please consider the regulations (german only) of the festival.


For more information please contact the organisers, the Austrian Mauthausen Committee by telephone on +43 (0)1/212 83 33 or per email at


Due to limited space for parking round the Heldenplatz it is strongly recommended that you do not travel to the event by car. Heldenplatz is easily accessible via public transport from all directions.

By Vienna city public transport
Take the subway to U2 station Volkstheater; 5 minute walk. Or, take the tram D, 1, 2 or 71 to Burgring; 3 minute walk.

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By train
Arriving at Westbahnhof; take the U3 to Volkstheater; then, a 5-minute walk. Arriving at Hauptbahnhof; take the U1 to Karlsplatz; then take the tram D, 1, 2 or 71 to Burgring OR take a 10-minute walk.

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