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“disappointed that they charged a fee for this museum when they say the world should learn from it.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nuremburg Trial Courthouse

Nuremburg Trial Courthouse
Baerenschanzstrasse 72, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #9 of 151 things to do in Nuremberg
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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“disappointed that they charged a fee for this museum when they say the world should learn from it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This was my number two destination in Nurnberg... the first being where the Nazi rallies were held.

The court house is not in central Nurnberg but if you go to the tourist information point across the road from the hauptbahnhof, train station then they will happily provide you with a free map, sell you an underground ticket and tell you how to get there.

I was disappointed that there was an entry charge for this museum as they say that the world should learn from the events that were judged at this court? so surely it should be free of charge??

there are audio guides which are included in the costs but most of the exhibits also have information written in english and german.

we couldn´t visit the court room at first as it is still in use for trials. luckily before we left, the lady at the desk informed us that it had just been opened and we could go and see it after all. it was quite creepy and weird to be in a place that you recognise straight away as you have seen it so many times on the television.

be careful how you enter. there is a prison next door and for some strange reason we ended up at the wrong door and were behind a family with visitor passes LOL - I wondered why we were getting strange looks from the guard at the door (funny story for the future though I suppose).

Be prepared to spend a few hours there - and grab one of the chairs that are available if you want to sit and read the exhibition and watch the films.

Visited July 2013
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“Reviewed under Palace of Justice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The court room is not to be missed. Getting to sit in there with the history surrounding you is incredible, especially with a knowledgeable guide like we had. They are thinking about closing the court room and moving it, restoring it to its original state and making it a museum. If you go during the week, know that it might be closed because they use it as a working court room now. We went on Sunday, and it was open and not crowded.

Visited November 2013
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“Must see museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Maybe I'm too much into history unlike some of the other reviewers. I don't know how you could help not giving this Documentation Center/Nazi Museum a 5. We were on an organized tour from our river cruise, and we were given a set amount of time. Without exception, everyone we were with said they wish they had had more time. The audio presentation of this museum is very well done, and the amount of information is overwhelming, so they organized it very well. This gives the reasons why Hitler was the way he was from childhood, shows the propaganda sights and his persuasiveness, the Holocaust and the final days with the Nuremberg trials in Court Room 600, which we also visited. It is understanding young people would be bored because this was so long ago, but it is one of the most important times in the history of the world. Many lessons to be learned here.

Visited November 2013
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“Leaves you thinking...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The audio guide is good. Take time to go to the exhibit upstairs. Also while in Nuremburg, take time to go to the Nazi reviewing arenas. The size of the facility gives you a sense of how scary Hitler was in his quest for power.

Visited November 2012
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“Ehmmm....yes well, OK if you don't expect to learn anything.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Well it was interesting for about 5 minutes. If you know nothing about the period or the trials, you'll be fine but for me it was very much about experiencing the room, the space and the import of what happened. The educative value is minimal. The experience, something else.

Visited October 2013
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