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Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds)
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Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Old Town Tour
Ranked #8 of 171 things to do in Nuremberg
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2011

Walked from our hotel which was Congress Hotel Mercure Nürnberg an der Messe and it was further that expected but the park was lovely and the weather fine so it was enjoyable.
It is a chilling experience but interesting if you know anything about German history. Well worth visiting the museum in the Congress hall. It is excellent, especially for anyone who has only a vague idea about German history of the mid 20th c.

Visited June 2011
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“Excellent history, if you include the Dokumentationzentrum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

You can almost FEEL 1930 Germany here. If you love history, this is a don't miss. Just as it is historically fascinating to see where Napoleon lived, or where Caesar sat in the Roman Coliseum, so it is to stand on the platform where Hitler spoke. Yes, he was evil, but the sense of history is the draw here, not the worship of an evil man. The Dokumentationzentrum is a world-class museum, which does an excellent job of balancing history with respect for the victims of the War. Go! Take your children. Lots of outdoor & indoor things to do.

Visited September 2010
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“Soberingly appropriate site during Nuremberg visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2011

With little time after a bus/walking tour of Nuremberg's alt stadt, we had to decide whether to visit Courtroom 600 at the Justizpalatz (where trials were held) or the Dokumentationszentrum featuring comprehensive displays of Nuremberg's role in the rise and fall of the Nazi party. A local individual highly suggested the latter as access to the courtroom is spotty and had been modified since the trials. As we had passed by the Palace of Justice on our bus tour, we decided to catch bus 36 from Augustiner in the alt stadt to the doors of the Congress Hall.
The receptionist advised us that the tour would take a minimum of two hours. We paid the 5 Euro entry fee, was handed handsets for English translation and began the tour.
Though the Nazi party was formed in Munich, the ceremonial center or rally point was Nuremburg as Hitler handpicked the former Imperial city for these purposes. The tour started from the party's infancy through it's rise, assumption of power, discrimination and atrocities, eventual collapse and subsequent trials. The displays were heavy with photos rather than relics, comprehensive audio and video presentations. It was a very powerful tour in terms of visual design and effects. At the completion, you proceeded out on a cantilevered walkway overseeing the interior Congress Hall grounds which were never completed. We did not get a chance to visit the other rally sites before closing.
It was appropriate that Nuremberg's role as the propoganda center of the Reich should also include its final distribution of justice for its brutal regime. Nuremberg appears very sensitive to its part in both the initial obliteration and current active support of human rights.
Due to Nuremberg's historical significance regarding the Nazi party and the ensuing world war, it would be similarly important to include this venue in your itinerary. It makes an important impression regarding awareness of political climate, human dignity, man's inhumanity, justice and prevention of recurrence.

Visited June 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2011

This is an extensive museum documenting the Nazi history and in particular Nuremburg's role. The videos, documents, and associated paraphernalia are most impressive. We toured it once the sun set so we didn't get the best views of the outside grounds but there is a nice aerial photo inside. This is a haunting look into history.

Visited December 2010
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“The Scale of the Rally Grounds is Frightening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2011

The Rise of the Nazis to power took less than 20 years and the damage their party did to the world may take 1000 years to recover from. It all started here, so history buffs, take a good look when in Nuremberg. The rally grounds are still in good condition, as are the stands where Nazi officials stood sentinel over their torchlight parades while crowds watched in awe...and probably some in foreboding and fear.

Unfortunately, I visited Nuremberg on a dreary December day with light fog and light snow. I was able to get out of the coach to take a few photographs of the stands and a few of the colisseum that was never finished, but survived the war. I was also unable to visit the enormous museum that documents the rise of the Nazi party. I will do all these things on a future visit to Nuremberg.

But I have to rate this site a 'five' because of its historical significance. I encourage all to visit this site.

Visited December 2010
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