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In light of my lax new postings on this blog (due to the growth) and exploring the Germany Travel archives - how about a hybrid? On our first year exploring this country (and unintentionally falling in love) we tromped all over Germany. On one of these cross-country trips we found ourselves in Nuremburg and Ian's love of all things WWII history guided us to...
Nazi Party Rally GroundsFrom about.com Germany Travel:
After Adolf Hitler declared in 1933 that Nuremberg should be “City of the Nazi Party Rallies”, the Nazi Party Rally Grounds with its monumental buildings, arenas, and roads for Nazi mass events and parades were constructed. Nowhere else in Germany can the remains of authentic Nazi architecture be seen as here.
In one wing of the unfinished Congress Hall, which was designed to seat 50,000 spectators, you’ll find the excellent permanent exhibition "Fascination and Terror", which explores the rise of the Nazi Party, the Führer myth, Nazi party rallies, racism and anti-Semitism, the German resistance and the Nuremberg trials.
It's desolate out there, and really only impressive from afar. The grand structures clearly sit in disuse with scribblings displaying current attitudes.
Informational placards in German and English are placed around the grounds detailing the history. When we were there, we were all alone. It was really quite eerie.
Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds
- Website: http://www.museums.nuremberg.de/documentation-centre/index.html
- Address: Bayernstraße 110, 90478 Nuremberg
- Phone: 0911 231 - 56 66
- Transport: Tram line 9 / Doku-Zentrum, Suburban Railway S2: Dutzendteich Bahnhof
- Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.(last admission 5 p.m.)
- Prices: Grounds Free, Museum 5 euros