1. Documentation Center

In 1994, the City of Nuremberg decided to establish a Documentation Center in the Congress Hall. The competition for the design was won by Austrian architect Günther Domenig in 1998 with a concept that took a confrontational stance against the National Socialist structure. A corridor of glass and steel pierces the north wing of the Congress Hall diagonally like a spear, in a message of opposition to the stone monumentalism of the original design. The Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds opened on November 4, 2001.

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The heart of the Documentation Center at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds is a permanent exhibition, "Fascination and Terror." It explores the causes and consequences of the criminal abuse of power by the National Socialist state (1933–1945). A Study Forum offers in-depth discussions and seminars, day-long study and project events, and guided tours of the Rally Grounds. A cinema and two large halls are available for temporary exhibitions and other events.