Great Road, Nuremberg

Great Road, Nuremberg

The Great Road is almost 2 km (1.2 miles) long and 40 m (132 ft) wide. It was intended to be the central axis of the site and a parade road for the Wehrmacht. In its northwestern prolongation the road points towards Nuremberg Castle. This was to create a relation between the role of Nuremberg during the Third Reich and its role during medieval times. The road reached from the Congress Hall to the Märzfeld, the construction work started in 1935 and was finished in 1939 (it has never been used as a parade road, as due to the beginning of World War II, the last rally was held in 1938). The pavement was made of granite pavers in black and gray with edges of exactly 1.2 m (4 ft). A representative entrance portal and two pylons were planned at the northwestern end of the Great Road.

Near the entrance area of the German Stadium a grandstand with a hall of pillars was planned for the government leaders and generals which were to take the salute on Wehrmacht formations which were to march in direction of the parade ground Märzfeld. After the war, the road has been used as a temporary airfield for the US Army. Nowadays it is used by the nearby Nuremberg fair and exhibition company as an occasional parking area for highly frequented fairs.
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Sight Name: Great Road
Sight Location: Nuremberg, Germany (See walking tours in Nuremberg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Nuremberg, Germany

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Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles