Hitler's Nuremberg Tour, Nuremberg

Adolf Hitler referred to Nuremberg as the City of the Party Rallies, considering it the standard for German cities. The monumental Party Rally Grounds is located on a 24.5 hectare territory in southern Nuremberg. The huge buildings resemble ancient Roman architecture. Nowadays, this enormous complex represents the fall of the Third Reich.
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Hitler's Nuremberg Tour Map

Guide Name: Hitler's Nuremberg Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Nuremberg (See other walking tours in Nuremberg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.1 km
Author: Ella
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KdF Town

1) KdF Town

KdF Town consisted of wooden houses in the northern part of the Party Rally Grounds. It was used to entertain guests attending the rallies. Destroyed by the air raid during World War II, this territory now belongs to the Nuremberg Football...   view more
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Zeppelin Field and Grandstand

2) Zeppelin Field and Grandstand (must see)

The Zeppelin Field is located east of the Great Road. It consists of a large grandstand with a width of 360 meters (400 yards) and a smaller stand. It was one of Albert Speer's first works for the Nazi party and was based upon the Pergamon Altar. The grandstand is famous as the building that had the swastika blown from atop it in 1945, after Germany's fall in World War II.

From 1947 to 1995 the Nuremberg American High School, a DoDDS facility, used the field (called 'Soldiers...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Documentation Center

3) Documentation Center (must see)

The Documentation Center Nazi Party Rallying Grounds is in the north wing of the unfinished remains of the Congress Hall of the former Nazi party rallies. Its permanent exhibition "Fascination and Terror" is concerned with the causes, connections, and consequences of Nazi Germany. Topics that have a direct reference to Nuremberg are especially taken into account. Attached to the museum is an education forum.

In 1994 the city council of Nuremberg decided to establish the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Congress Hall

4) Congress Hall

Congress Hall is the biggest preserved national socialist monumental building and is landmarked. It was planned by the Nuremberg architects Ludwig and Franz Ruff, as a congress center for the NSDAP with a self-supporting roof and should have provided 50,000 seats. It was located on the shore of and in the pond Dutzendteich and marked the entrance of the rally grounds. The building reached a height of 39 m (129 ft) (a height of 70 m was planned) and a diameter of 250 m (843 ft).

The Congress...   view more
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Luitpold Arena

5) Luitpold Arena

Since 1906 a park named Luitpoldhain, after Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria had been located here. In 1933 Hitler replaced it with a deployment area, the so called Luitpoldarena, with an area of 84,000 square meters. During the Weimar Republic (1919–1933), Ehrenhalle (Hall of Honor) was built on the park. During Nazi party rallies, deployments of the SA and the SS, with up to 150,000 people, took place here. After 1945, Nuremberg redesigned the area into a park again. Today, a memorial...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Barraks (Headquarters)

6) Barraks (Headquarters)

The current Headquarters of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees once served as SS barracks. They were built on the west side of the Party Rally Grounds in 1936, according to the design of Franz Ruff. During the war, Nazi radio operators were trained...   view more
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Great Road

7) Great Road

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...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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German Stadium

8) German Stadium

The Deutsches Stadion, or German Stadium, was a monumental stadium designed by Albert Speer for the Nazi party rally grounds. Its construction began in September 1937, and was slated for completion in 1943. Like most other Nazi monumental structures however, its construction was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II and never finished.

According to Speer himself, it was inspired not by the Circus Maximus in Rome but by the Panathenaic Stadium of Athens, which had impressed him greatly...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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March Field

9) March Field

The Märzfeld, or March Field, was to be a representation and parade ground for the Wehrmacht. It was located at the southern end of the "Große Straße" (Great road). Its dimensions were 955 x 610 meters (1,061 x 677 yards) (bigger than 80 football fields). The name of the huge deployment area intended to remember the recovery of the military sovereignty of the German Reich in March 1935. ("März" is the German name for the month "March" and has nothing to do with...   view more
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Camp Zone

10) Camp Zone

Camp Zone is located next to March Field. From 1939 to 1945 the Nazis imprisoned more than 30,000 people here. The prisoners were used for construction work and several thousand died. After the victory of the Allied Forces, it was used as a camp for...   view more

Walking Tours in Nuremberg, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Nuremberg

Create Your Own Walk in Nuremberg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nuremberg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
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Nuremberg City Center Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Southeastern Nuremberg Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km
Shopping Tour in Nuremberg Altstadt

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
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Nuremberg Cultural Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km