From Munich to Nuremburg

I caught the train to Nuremburg.  Easy and quick!  I could do an advert for DeutscheBahn.  Once I’d checked in to the hostel (AO Hostel– soulless and industrial.  Perfect!) I went in search of the sites of the Nuremburg rallies.  They don’t advertise them much – you would have to know about them first.

It's the second one. What did you expect, 'Site of Hitler's big shindigs'?

There is an excellent museum at the Documentation Centre.  All the panels are in german but audio guides are free.  It took me about 2 1/2 hours to go around it.  There is also a marked trail to take you around the other sites.

Zeppelin Field.

75 years ago

It is now a motor racing circuit and soccer practice pitch.  From here you can go past the stadium and back towards the Great Street.

Never completed. Now it is a handily-placed overflow carpark for the stadium.

But back then

From here you go back past the Documentation Centre

Hitler's Colosseum

and over to Luitpold Park.

A memorial to soldiers who fell in WW1, hijacked by the Nazis for memorialising those who died in the Beer Hall Putsch of 1923.

The podium Hitler is standing on has been demolished.  There's a hill to mark the extent of the parade area.

The podium Hitler is standing on has been demolished. There's a hill to mark the extent of the parade area.

Actually I was surprised at how small the area was that they fitted all those people in to.

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