Sunday, December 4, 2011

Photos from Nuremberg, Germany

here are some photos from my weekend in Nuremberg

we spent most of our time in the middle of the Old City where we visited the Christmas Market.
this is the sight that welcomed us when we exited to the train station

the Christmas Market was legit.

People were everywhere!

Had a little braised beef in a gingerbread sauce with some potatoes. Yummy!

Ornaments anyone?

We also got to go visit the site where Hitler was building a Nazi Party Rally Grounds (aka a Nazi City) a little outside of the city of Nuremberg. This site is where all the rallies, marches and speeches took place. Between 1933 and 1938, six large Nazi rallies were held here.

Hitler was building a Congress Hall to the dimensions of the Coliseum in Rome.

This is the inside view. The building was never completed despite having 1,400 workers working non-stop beginning in 1935.

Looking across the man made lake to the Congress Hall.
The "Grosse Strasse" (The Great Road). A 1.2 mile long and 132 foot wide road meant to be used for a parade road.

The Main Tribune of the Zeppelin Field.

We also got to visit the museum located in the unfinished Congress Hall. 

Aerial view of what it would have looked like if the Nazi Rally Grounds were finished.

Aerial view of the unfinished Congress Hall.

The Main Tribune BEFORE

The Main Tribune AFTER


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