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“Powerful exhibition”

Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds)
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“Powerful exhibition”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

The exhibition is quite detailed, it took about 2.5 hours to go through it. Although all written displays are in German you can get an English audio-guide which covers nearly all of the written explanations. The exhibition attempts to explain the rise of Hitler to the Nuremberg Trials, with a focus on the role of the Parade Grounds and how they were used, designed and constructed. The exhibition is very powerful, and deals with its subject manner in a responsible but also engaging manner. Highly recommend for all.

There is also a walking track around the parade grounds which the sign says takes 1.5 hours, plus an extension part for another hour. There are signs everywhere documenting the route. As it was raining we just walked to the Zeppelin Field, which took about 15 minutes from where the exhibition is housed inside the partially completed 'congress hall'. The Zeppelin Field was the site of many rallies and may be familiar to you from the footage of the Americans blowing up the giant concrete Nazi cross that used to be on top of the main podium. I can't say it was an enjoyable walk, due to the rain and the absurdity of it all - but it was interesting to try and reconcile the images before us with the old footage of the rallies. I really gives you a sense of the scale of the regime. Apparently the funding to keep the buildings maintained will not be forthcoming, so go and see them before they fall down.

Entrance to the museum costs 5 Euro (May 2014). Easy to get to using public transport - their website has detailed instructions.

Visited May 2014
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“Thought provoking”
Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

The I incompleted structure is not as startling as the grand scheme for world dominance the structure has come to symbolize. Amazingly the structure was not targeted by the Allies when Nuremberg was nearly leveled because it had no strategic value. Our guide told us the place stands as a reminder to Germans of their history and a warning they should not forget what can happen to a complacent populace. The place is a bit away from the old town which is a must see but worth seeing.

Visited May 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Worth visiting”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

I can totally recommend this museum! The exposition is very interesting - videos, pictures, texts...I spent two hours there and I wasn't bored even for a sec! The entrance fee is only 5 € (3 € for students).

Visited May 2014
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“Thrilling, shocking, terrifying”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

It is unbelievable, how moved I was after leaving the museum part. You see the history and you realize how easy it was to create such nightmare.
A must-see for EVERYBODY and I mean you should get your kids, no matter what age they are.

Visited April 2014
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“Shame about the condition”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Breathtakingly sized buildings and massive areas of land on this historic plot. Takes about an hour to walk all the way around. It is a shame that the city does not keep these buildings in a better condition, everything is falling apart, grown over with weed and there are skaters and cyclists everywhere. It would be good to restore and preserve this area for the future to serve as a warning for the mankind.

Visited April 2014
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