"Zeppelintribuene" Nazi Rally Grounds - Zeppelinfeld Tip by Airpunk

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The Zeppelintribuene is one of a few structures finished on the nazi party rally grounds (Reichsparteitagsgelände). Its only purpose was to be a stage for Adolf Hitler and other nazi politics during the conventions of the NSDAP (nazi party). It only served this purpose beween 1933 and 1938, from 1939 these events were cancelled due to the war started by nazi Germany. It was designed for an audience of up to 320 000 spectators with 70 000 on the tribunes and 250 000 stanmding on the Zeppelinfeld. The huge swastikas were destroyed after WWII, including the spectacular blow-up of the one on top of the tribune. In the decades after WWII, the structure fell into deterioration and the row of columns on top of it was removed in 1967. Today, preservation works for it are only limited. You can visit the Zeppelintribüne and stand on the same place where once the nazi fat cats talked to the masses. However, this is done on your own risk and not recommended when slippery! The Zeppelintribüne serves from time to time as a stage for car races. The space directly in front and behind of it is a popular place for rollerskating and skateboarding kids, while a small football stadium was built on the place for the former nazi audience.

Address: Bayernstraße 110, 90478 Nürnberg
Directions: On the Reichsparteitagsgelände in the south of Nuernberg. Take the tram to Doku-Zentrum to get there
Phone: +49 - 911 2317538
Website: http://www.museen.nuernberg.de/dokuzentrum/

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  • Updated Dec 20, 2007
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