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“Horribly interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds)

Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds)
Bayernstrasse 110, 90471 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
09112315666
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Ranked #7 of 69 attractions in Nuremberg
Type: Historic Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Horribly interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Went here on a Nuremberg Nazi walking tour. Interesting to see the scale of the place, and the tour gave interesting info about why it all happened there, rather elsewhere in Germany. The documentation centre was also there, but was not part of our tour.
The only criticism of the tour I would make would be that we didn't walk right into the Zeppelin Field stadium,(stood just at the entrance) and since this is where the main rallies took place, I wish I had. It is the area famous from the films of Leni Riefenstahl.
The remainder of the tour we caught the subway to the courtrooms where the most famous nazis were tried, quite powerful.

Visited December 2012
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Worth a visit for historical reasons”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

While the original building (also called Zeppelin field) has been destroyed and only a small part remains, it still gives a good feel of how the original structure would have looked.
It also gives on the scale with which it was constructed and operated. The ground was used to address more than 200,000 soldiers which itself explains the size of it.
Fortunately, there were some mentions in English which explains the purpose of the structure and the eventual destruction of it by US army.

Like most painful memories of World War II, this one also is not mentioned much and it gets a little difficult finding it. There is a huge stadium nearby which is easier to locate due to the signage than this. However, one can reach it by going to S-Bahn station Frankenstadion and then walk back for about 10 mins. There is a lake next to it and beyond the lake is the huge Dokumentationszentrum which was originally planned as 1.5 times the size of Colloseum in Rome.

Visited December 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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“Haunting but of great historical importance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

As a World War Two buff, I had to see the parade grounds when on a very rare trip to Germany. From old news reels, you can get some of the feel of how it was in the 1930s, but it's very hard to fully imagine the tens of thousands of people that once marched on the grounds. Much of the grandstands were pulled down, but the center grandstand is still standing, including the very center platform where Hitler would stand to give his speeches. You can actually walk up the concrete bleachers and stand on that very spot, overlooking the fairgrounds. It's very eerie but from a historical perspective, I think it's good that the citizens kept it up.

Visited March 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This takes about 15 mins or so to walk to from the museum on the other side of the lake but is worth seeing. It felt strange to walk on the crumbling steps and see where so many tens of thousands once came to the Nazi rallies. An important reminder of a brutal past.

Visited November 2012
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Waterloo, Canada
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

As the ruins rot and deteriate, the Germans drive by in Mercedes-Benz and BMW's on the road beside. A chilling reminder that even after a brutal dictator and regime you can still come out as one of the most successful people on earth. The museum is worth checking out too. And make sure you know information when you go to the ruins because there is no people standing there waiting for questions.

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