Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, Nuremberg

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Visit the infamous site of the Nazi Party's national rallies at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände in the historic city of Nuremberg. The museum complex features several exhibits dedicated to the rise and fall of the Third Reich in the north wing of the unfinished Congress Hall. Visit the permanent exhibit, Fascination and Terror, to learn more about National Socialism and its legacy in Nuremberg. Then, venture outside to admire the Coliseum-inspired architecture of the grand building. Don't forget to pick up an audio guide at the entrance; the majority of the exhibits do not provide English descriptions. Put Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nuremberg trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Place to visit for like storyline. Very well explained all the facts surrounding the rise and fall of Nazism.
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  • If you are visiting Nuremberg, you have to visit this place which describes an important part of the German history. This museum explains the ascension of the Nacional Socialism Movement after WWI in ...  more »
  • I would say by far the most interesting places to the visit in Nuremberg are the old Nazi rally grounds (Zeppelinfeld) and the Documentation Centre. We were staying at the Hilton Nuremberg, which is w...  more »
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  • Visit made last week. This was a comprehensive and fascinating exhibition and I learned a lot more about the years leading up to the outbreak of WW II than I knew before. Do allow a good 3 hours. My only slight disappointment was the congress hall at the end. There seemed to be only one vantage point - a catwalk high up above ground level. On the ground, the area seems to be used for the storage of various things including vehicles and other junk. It would be better to clear the site and enable people to finish their tour on the ground of this building that was never finished. They could set up "stations" which visitors can walk around so they can understand this building a lot better. We went on to look at the Zeppelin Field where Hitler held many of his rallies. Again a bit disappointed that this area has been left to crumble and become overgrown with vegetation, with a random mixture of roads, a car racing track and playing fields randomly spread across the area. I think it's possible to preserve history without glorifying it. Nevertheless a very eerie atmosphere on a grey evening and the stand from where Hitler delivered his many speeches served as a chilling reminder of the events that took place 80 years ago. Thoroughly recommend a visit to the whole complex.
  • Really informative, good layout, lots to see. Can take a while so worth visiting at least twice. The free audio guides are good. Worth spending two hours minimum here and taking some time to visit the lake and rally ground area.
  • Very well curated and thought out museum. It is full of text and images. Audio tours are offered in many languages which enhance the experience. The museum offers an interesting insight into the events it covers and documents everything extremely well. A good educational experience.
  • I think it's a best place where you can learn about Hitler and Germany during his rule. They have Audio devices which explain about each incident from scratch. These devices are available in different languages. People who have keen interest in the History during the Hitler's rule must visit this place. They have certain sections with assigned numbers and you have to click the number on the audio device for that section to hear more about it. Meanwhile you can have a look at the pictures, posters and videos of that section for better understanding. It might take a good long hours if you want to understand each part of it in detail otherwise you can skip few parts and continue. There is a also a small cafeteria and washroom facility inside the Documentation center.
  • What a truly awesome tribute to megalomania. Not a good venue for the summertime, unless you like it uncomfortably warm and stuffy. I would have preferred to see it in the Spring or Autumn, when the cool air might complement the chill running up my spine from what the Reich's Kongresshalle stood for. The exhibits are laid out well and meander through the building and history from Hitler's start in 1919 to his demise in 1945. Pictures are good and not too gory; the narrative from the walking audio tour paints the pictures that are not on display. Highly recommended, save for the heat inside.
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