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Private Tour: Nuremberg Day Trip with Train Transport from Munich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

This gives you an excellent insight in what happened in and around (but not limited to) Nurnberg during and after the Nazi period.

Visited August 2013
Thank AlexanderDH
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“History presented”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

An excellent presentation of a bleak period of German history, in line with the way present-day German acknowledges its past.

Visited August 2013
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Taunusstein, Germany
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“Must do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

An excellent museum which explores a lot of issues regarding the Nazi party and the state of Germany prior to WW2.

The audio guide is a must if you don't speak German (its free) as virtually nothing is in English

Visited July 2013
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“Excellent museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

The museum really laid out what happened to lead to the Nazi's taking over. It was well done and balanced and very educational.

Visited July 2013
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Watford, United Kingdom
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“More than One Lesson”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

On a very hot summer's day it was so easy to be transported back to a less knowing era where the desperation and shame of a society looking for something was about to be manipulated. Did this regime create some of the tools of manipulation that we find now so obvious? Whatever the answer, in these quiet rooms it was difficult not to appreciate the power of the desire to belong to something familiar and admirable. For example Leni Riefenstahl's - Triumph of the Will, out of context looks old fashioned and obvious, but seen in summary form here and set within the expectation and hopes of the people then makes its power more clear. If, like me, you have found it difficult to understand how people that seem so close to us in values and attitudes could have become what they did then this goes someway to starting that process.

The balance struck by the Museum is extraordinary. The shop, such as it is, seems given over to academic works. The cafe is basic and not particularly inviting. It's as if there is a reluctance to be seen to be reaping any benefit from what they have to show. Yet the exhibits are vivid and extraordinarily moving - and not simply in the ways one would expect.

This balance is maintained in other more tangible ways. Whilst we were there a family arrived, father big, shirtless, in shorts, almost a caricature, approached one of our party and said something clearly uncomplimentary. He then gestured dismissively towards a display showing the flags of the Allied Nations. In what may have been a practised way a member of staff appeared and he and his family were quietly but firmly shown the way out.

The Zeppelin field is, of course, the only one of their grandiose projects that were completed, and the one that we all associate with those newsreels of the rallies. It is an advanced state of decay and one can appreciate the dilemma the state authorities face - could they possibly be seen to maintain such an emblematic edifice? Yet this is crucial history. The dilemma seems more obvious in the case of the Museum itself. Part of the building is used by the Nurnberger Symphoniker and a small part of the other wing by the museum itself, but it forms a huge outdoor arena, and one wonders if, by an effort of will and a degree of compassion, this statement of arrogance and power could not be turned into something more positive.

Seeing this in the context of the Zeppelin Field and the Grosse Strasse created a context that I, for one, had never previously understood about the roots of Nazism and the symbolism of having the trials of the war criminals held in Nurnberg. A trip to Courtroom 600 at the Palace of Justice which is in the town itself was a natural extension to the visit.

Visited August 2013
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