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Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds
Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds

Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds

Free admission
Bayernstraße 110, Nuremberg, Germany

The Basics

Consisting of a sprawling parade grounds flanked by a mammoth modernist stadium and an austere grandstand (known as the Zeppelinfeld), the Nazi Party Rally Grounds were built in 1933 to host some of Hitler’s notoriously frenzied propaganda rallies. Today the massive concrete structures are crumbling but remain a sobering reminder of the Nazi party's crimes. The site is open to the public, and the grassy parade grounds are often used by local cyclists and joggers.

A short walk away, the lakeside Documentation Center offers a deeper exploration into the ascension of the Third Reich and its atrocities. A permanent exhibit called “Fascination and Terror” explores the factors that led to Hitler's rise to power and the catastrophic results.

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Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour in English
Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour in English
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$25.28 per adult
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Jason is a great tour guide. He is knowledgeable, friendly, takes and answers questions, and even tries to include everyone in the group. We had fifteen people, covered many, many stops and never felt like we annoyed him. He is an American living in Germany so he has an unbiased view of the local history. He could share multiple versions of the stories and let us decide which one to choose. We would highly recommend his tours.
James_W, Nov 2021

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Great Customizable Tour
Bobby_S, Oct 2021
Nuremberg Private Walking Tour with Medieval Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds
Expensive but excelent tour to see the sights of Nuremberg. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient. We really enjoyed that it was customizable and we got to see all of the things we wanted to see.
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Excellent
Donna_C, Oct 2021
Nuremberg Private Walking Tour with Medieval Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds
Natasha met us at our hotel lobby. She spoke perfect English and was so very knowledgeable and informative! I would highly recommend her.
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One day in Nuremberg
Bonita_F, Sep 2021
Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour in English
What a great way to view the city. Jason was our tour guide and he gave us a good account of the city’s history while walking us at a pace that all could keep up with.
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Great Old Nuremberg Tour
Colleen_S, Sep 2021
Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour in English
Lovely tour, more than worth the cost. Our guide, Jason, was knowledgeable, congenial and offered insights into Nuremberg’s history that we would never have gleaned on or own. Definitely recommend!
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Tour of Nurmberg by Natasha...
Dennis_F, Sep 2021
Nuremberg Private Walking Tour with Medieval Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds
Thank you to Natasha, our tour guide. We visited the old Nazi Rally Grounds and Old Town. Natasha is very informed regarding the history of Nurmberg as well as some of the current events affecting the city and the region. Danke!
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Excellent
Jack, Aug 2021
Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour in English
Jeff did a great job, very knowledgeable, funny, well thought out and planned tour! Highly recommend.
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Good tour
Eugene_C, Aug 2021
Nuremberg Private Walking Tour with Medieval Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds
Natasha is a great guide, and we felt very comfortable with her. We took a 3-hour tour because of time constraints, but I strongly recommend taking 4 hours. There is so much to learn.
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Great tour
Peter_H, Jul 2021
Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour in English
Jason was a super tour guide. He is a great communicator and really knows his stuff. He is easy going and has a great sense of humor.
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We’ll worth the trip
Michael_W, Jun 2021
Nuremberg Private Walking Tour with Medieval Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds
The Nuremberg 3 hour old town and rally sites tour was well worth the trip. Natasha was extremely knowledgeable and a great guide. My family enjoyed the entire tour. She answered all our questions and gave us great after tour recommendations to explore as well. Highly recommend the tour.
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Very enjoyable
Kevin_O, Feb 2020
Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour in English
Nice mixture of stops and places. Very easy going and friendly guide. I learned quite a lot about the war which I didn't know. Can recommend it.
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Nuremberg Walking Tour
jennykelly3, Jan 2020
Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour in English
Great tour with Jason. Informative,well paced and interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Thanks Jason. Would highly recommend.
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Private Tour: Nuremberg Medieval Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds Walking Tour
Joseph_S, Dec 2019
Nuremberg Private Walking Tour with Medieval Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds
3 hour walking tour was perfect for Nürnberg. Our guide Jason was knowledgeable and fun and catered to our likings

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Many areas of the Zeppelinfeld and the grandstand are in disrepair and may be unsafe to enter; mind any warning signs and safety fences.

  • The Documentation Center charges a modest admission fee. Audio guides and hour-long guided tours of the “Fascination and Terror” exhibit are available; both require additional fees.

  • Due to disturbing content, the museum exhibits are not suitable for children under the age of 14.

  • The Documentation Center is fully wheelchair accessible; the accessible entrance is located on the ground level under a set of stairs.

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How to Get There

The Nazi Party Rally Grounds is located southeast of Nuremberg’s city center at Dutzendteich Park. Parking is available at Congress Hall. To reach the site via public transit, take tram Line 9 or bus lines 36, 55, 65 to Doku-Zentrum, or the S2 train to Nürnberg-Dutzendteich.

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When to Get There

The rally grounds are open to the public 24 hours a day. The Documentation Center is open every day of the year, from morning until early evening, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The center opens slightly later on weekends on most holidays. Advance reservations are recommended in July, when the Documentation Center gets especially. Construction to expand the museum is planned beginning in 2021; check the website for updates and temporary closures.

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Nuremberg’s World War II History

Once a sleepy medieval settlement in Germany’s Bavaria region, Nuremberg is now inextricably linked to its role in World War II: The rallies the Nazi held here, at the Zeppelinfeld, helped catapult Hitler to power in the years before the war. After the war, the city found itself in the global spotlight again during the Nuremberg Trials, which were held from 1945 to 1946 to prosecute high-level Nazi political and military leaders for war crimes.

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