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Documentation Centre Party Rally Grounds

Documentation Centre Party Rally Grounds
Aerial photo of the Congress Hall, 2009

In 1933, the National Socialists decided that Nuremberg was to be the City of the Party Rallies. They created a link between the Nazi movement and Nuremberg's glorious past as Free City of the Empire. This is why they staged the annual NSDAP party rallies here ever year in September, up until 1938. Designed by Albert Speer, in the city's southern districts, the Party Rally Grounds were erected as a huge parade ground on an area of 24.5 hectares. Zeppelin Field and Zeppelin Grandstand, the unfinished Congress Hall and a large excavation intended for the planned German Stadium are what remains in the city, as the monstrous stone legacy left behind by this regime of terror.

The Documentation Centre Party Rally Grounds, includes the permanent exhibition Fascination and Terror which deals with the causes, contexts and consequences of the National Socialist rule of terror. The focus of the 19 exhibition areas is on topics which relate directly to Nuremberg, arranged in chronological order. Topics include the history of the party rallies, the buildings on the Party Rally Grounds, the Nuremberg Racial Laws of 1935, the Nuremberg Trial of the main war criminals responsible for Nazi crimes in 1945 and the twelve follow-up trials.

A information system with 23 units gives on-the-spot information about the historical grounds, making individual tours of the former Party Rally Grounds possible.

Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 am - 6pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 6pm, last admission 5pm.

Admission: Adults 5 €, Concessions 2.50 €, Families 5.50 € - 10.50 €.

[ Source: http://www.nuernberg.de/internet/portal_e/kultur/ctz_10502.html ]

Related: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_party_rally_grounds
Address: Bayernstraße 110, 90478 Nuremberg
Tags: Nuremburg, Nazi Party, Rally Grounds


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