Focus on history

Educational programs

The remains of the huge structures on the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds in southeastern Nuremberg still bear witness today to the ambitions of the National Socialist regime. An area of thirteen square kilometers – over five square miles – was to become a monumental backdrop for the Nazi party's staged events. The Congress Hall – never completed, and now an exhibit itself – was designed for a capacity of 50,000 people. Since 2001 it has been the home of the Documentation Center at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, a significant component of the pan-European culture of remembrance about the causes, contexts and consequences of the National Socialist dictatorship. The facility is now undergoing a remodeling that is planned to take until the end of 2025. Meantime, a compact new exhibition, "Nuremberg – Site of the Nazi Party Rallies. Staging, Experience and Violence," portrays the history of the site and of the party rallies. A large-format media station, touch screens, and most notably, numerous objects and biographies offer customized access to the site's history from 1918 to 2020.

A temporary seminar room in the courtyard of the Congress Hall offers a view of the building, and highlights that this too is still part of the former Rally Grounds.