Luitpold Arena and Hall of Honor, Nuremberg

Luitpold Arena and Hall of Honor, Nuremberg

Originally, this area was home to a park built in 1906 to honor Luitpold, the Prince Regent of Bavaria. In 1933, Hitler used this area as a deployment area and parade ground. The park became known as the Luitpold Arena. Hilter constructed a crescent-shaped tribune and created a field over 84,000 square meters big.

Hitler organized rallies and parades here with as many as 150,000 participants, while 50,000 spectators looked on.

The Bluffahne, or Blood Flag was an important relic used during SA and SS deployments. The flag was allegedly soaked with the blood of a Beer Hall Putsch rebel, who had joined Hitler during the failed 1923 coup. During deployment ceremonies, SA and SS units were consecrated by touching their guidons to the Bluffahne.

In 1935, Nazi leaders announced the first two disastrous Nuremberg Laws from the Luitpold Hall, a building inside the Luitpold Arena. These laws deprived German Jews of their German citizenship. Luitpold Hall was destroyed by bombs in 1942 and not rebuilt.

Hall of Honor was built in 1930 before Hitler came to power. The hall features two rows of fire bowls on pedestals. The fire bowls have not been used since the Nazis in 1938.

In 1923, Hitler had tried to seize power in a coup. Sixteen coup members died during the failed coup and were remembered as Martyrs of the NS Movement. During the Hitler era, Nazis used the Hall of Honor to commemorate WWI soldiers and the Martyrs of the NS Movement.

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Sight Name: Luitpold Arena and Hall of Honor
Sight Location: Nuremberg, Germany (See walking tours in Nuremberg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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