Franconia and the German Danube Sights

Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds

  • Bayernstr. 110 Map It
  • Nürnberg

Fodor's Review

On the eastern outskirts of the city, the Ausstellung Faszination und Gewalt (Fascination and Terror Exhibition) documents the political, social, and architectural history of the Nazi Party. The sobering museum helps illuminate the whys and hows of Hitler's rise to power during the unstable period after World War I and the end of the democratic Weimar Republic. This is one of the few museums that documents how the Third Reich's propaganda machine influenced the masses. The 19-room exhibition is inside a horseshoe-shape Congress Hall, designed for a crowd of 50,000, that the Nazis never completed. The Nazis did make infamous use of the nearby Zeppelin Field, the enormous parade ground where Hitler addressed his largest Nazi Party rallies. Today it sometimes shakes to the amplified beat of pop concerts. To get to the Documentation Center, take Tram 9 from the city center to the Doku-Zentrum stop.

Sight Information

Address:

Bayernstr. 110, Nürnberg, Bavaria, 90478, Germany

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Phone:

0911-231–5666

Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Weekdays 9–6, weekends 10–6

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