One thing I do like about many of the cities in Germany is that they have small tactile models of the city (or specific buildings like cathedrals) so that visually impaired persons may get a better idea of what it looks like.
But when I do see them, I often wonder how do people know these models exist or where to find them? Thus, I'm writing this tip so that if you need to know where Nürnberg's tactile model is, you will be able to find it.
The location of the Nürnberg tactile map is at the corner of Burgstrasse and Theresienstrasse, not far from the east end of the St. Sebald Church and just north of the market square. I have marked the exact location on my Googlemap of Nürnberg.
It is a large map that shows the streets and buildings of the city; good for gaining an awareness of the layout of the city itself, but not as good for details on specific buildings in the town. Major buildings are labeled on the map and there are some Braille markers.
In the east choir is the famous Tomb of St Sebaldus (1508-19), a masterpiece of the bronze-founder's art by Peter Vischer and his sons (silver sarcophagus of 1397 containing the saint's remains; on the east end Peter Vischer with his leather apron and chisel).
You can see a replica of this tomb in the Moscow State Art Museum (Pushkin Museum). Every time I visited this museum since my childhood I admired by this bronze masterpiece… Never knew that I would be able to watch the original in Nuremberg…
You will also see:
Christ is taken into Custody by Veit Stoss (1499) Plaster cast from St. Sebaldus Nurnberg,
Passion of Christ by Adam Krafft (1505). Plaster cast. National Museum. Nurnberg,
Christ’s Face is Wiped by Veronica by Adam Krafft (1509). Plaster cast. National Museum. Nurnberg,
Lamentation by Adam Krafft (1508). Plaster cast. National Museum. Nurnberg.
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Metro station: "Kropotkinskaya".
Ticket price for foreign visitors 400 rubles (10 euro) for adults,
200 rubles for schoolchildren, students and pensioners.
Attention! Ticket prices for exhibitions might differ from those for permanent collections.
Visitors are offered audio guides in Russian, English, German, French and Italian.
Many exciting tours are on offer!
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The Frauentorturm is one of four distinctive round towers of Nuremberg's main city walls, its old name is "Blue Q".
The wall area between fountains and Spittlertor is Frauentormauer. Thereafter, the lying within the city walls and the street named Frauentormauer outlying Frauentorgraben main road. In this area in the 19th Century created more goals as Sterntor , Kartäusertor, Färbertor and Jakobstor.
I visited the Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände (Documentation Centre Party Rally Grounds) for the first time in 2010 when I found a short break in the SV BSZS which was held close to this area at the e-credit stadium. So when we came back there in 2011 I went to see what I missed in my previous visit.
Designed by Albert Speer, in the city's southern districts, the "Party Rally Grounds" were erected as a huge parade ground on an area of 24.5 hectares.
In 1933, the National Socialists decided that Nuremberg was to be the "City of the Party Rallies". They created a link between the Nazi movement and Nuremberg's glorious past as Free City of the Empire and venue for the imperial diets in the middle ages. This is why they staged the annual NSDAP party rallies here ever year in September, up until 1938.
Zeppelin Field and Zeppelin Grandstand, the unfinished Congress Hall and a large excavation intended for the planned German Stadium are what remain in the city, as the monstrous stone legacy left behind by this regime of terror.
You can watch my 7 min 10 sec Video 2011 Nurnberg Former Nazi Party Rally Grounds out of my Youtube channel.
If at first you don't succed, sky diving, base diving, is not for you. Fortunately the buddies I've been with did a great job while base diving, and had tons of fun while doing this base diving thing above the Rock in the Park festival. Hey, don't they look amazing?! That's why we though missed Pappa Roach.
Rock in the Park's visitors take their camping stuff from the parking lot to the festival's camping ground. At different checkpoints the festival bracelets going to be controlled. Visitors without vehicles receive their festival bracelet via ticket at the parking lots as well, or at the entrances. At the camping ground campers have to pay attention for keeping free emergency routes. Security make sure things are going ok.
Nuremberg Congress and Tourism Centre
ph: 01149-911-2 33 60
If you have never been, like me, to a Rock Festival like the one of Rock in the Park in Germany's Nuremberg, you have probably missed out something. Rock in the Park is one of the big events for rock fans, and takes place every year at Pentecost. About 90 bands give their shows on those two days, performing on three different stages. Tickets for Rock in the Park enclude parking and camping. Back on July 6-8, 2005 about 130,000 fans have rocked along to 80 bands. We really had a blast. Bands I liked the most among the 80 that performed, were: Metallica, Mudwine, Disturbed, Silverchair, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit, Pappa Roach, and definitively HIM, all time favorite of mine.
Rock in the Park
You will see the Volksfest area close to the Congress Hall. Everybody may enjoy a trip in the Ferris Wheel for 2 euro. You will see wonderful views on the Volksfest area and Party Rally Grounds.
You can watch my 5 min 22 sec Video Nurnberg Volksfest from Nurnberg Eye in 2010 HD out of my Youtube channel.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Nuremberg on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 49° 25' 47.24" N 11° 6' 41.60" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Volksfest area .
The Große Straße (Great Road) is almost 2 km long and 40 m wide.
It was intended to be the central axis of the site and a parade road for the Wehrmacht. In its northwestern prolongation the road points towards Nuremberg Castle. This was to create a relation between the role of Nuremberg during the Third Reich and its role during in medieval times.
The road reached from the Congress Hall to the Märzfeld, the construction work started in 1935 and was finished in 1939 (it has never been used as a parade road, as due to the beginning of World War II, the last rally was held in 1938). The pavement was made of granite pavers in black and gray with edges of exactly 1.2 m.
A representative entrance portal and two pylons were planned at the northwestern end of the Great Road. Near the entrance area of the German Stadion a grandstand with a hall of pillars was planned for the government leaders and generals who were to take the salute on Wehrmacht formations which were to march in direction of the parade ground Märzfeld.
After the war, the road has been used as a temporary airfield for the US Army. Nowadays it is used by the nearby Nuremberg fair and Exhibition Company as an occasionally parking area for highly frequented fairs and sporting events (like our SV BSZS). That’s why we parked our car on the Große Straße.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Nuremberg on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 49° 25' 47.44" N 11° 6' 43.14" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Große Straße .
You can see the terrible scars of war on the columns of the Congress Hall. Chunks of granite and marble which had been taken out of walls by artillery shells and machine-gun fire haven't been restored by modern architects.
They remind us about those terrible years of war...
The Zeppelin Field is located east of the Great Road. It consists of a large grandstand (Zeppelinhaupttribüne) with a width of 360 meters and a smaller stand.
It was one of Albert Speer's first works for the Nazi party and was based upon the Pergamon Altar.
The grandstand is famous as the building that had the swastika blown from atop it in 1945, after Germany's fall in World War II.
Now there is a parking for those who came to the "e-credit stadion" by car (where our SV BSZS took place).
The building reached a height of 39 m (a height of 70 m was planned) and a diameter of 250 m.
The building is mostly built out of clinker with a facade of granite panels. Especially the outer facade is (amongst others) oriented at the Colosseum in Rome.
The foundation stone was laid in 1935, but the building remained unfinished and without a roof. The building with an outline of an "U" ends with two head-buildings.
You can watch my 3 min 22 sec Video Nürnberg Kongresshalle in 2010 HD out of my Youtube channel.
The Congress Hall (Kongresshalle) is the biggest preserved national socialist monumental building. It was planned by the Nuremberg architects Ludwig and Franz Ruff.
It was planned as a congress centre for the NSDAP with a self-supporting roof and should have provided 50,000 seats. It was located on the shore of and in the pond Dutzendteich and marked the entrance of the rally grounds.
Since 2000, the Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände (Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds), with the permanent exhibition Faszination und Gewalt (Fascination and Terror), has been located in the northern wing.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Nuremberg on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 49° 25' 34.18" N 11° 6' 57.05" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Kongresshalle .
The Documentation Centre Party Rally Grounds was opened in 2001. It is located in the north wing of the unfinished shell of the Congress Hall.
On 1,300 square metres, the permanent exhibition "Fascination and Terror" deals with the causes, contexts and consequences of the National Socialist rule of terror.
The focus of the 19 exhibition areas is on topics which relate directly to Nuremberg, arranged in chronological order.
Topics include the history of the party rallies, the buildings on the Party Rally Grounds, the "Nuremberg Racial Laws" of 1935, the "Nuremberg Trial" of the main war criminals responsible for Nazi crimes in 1945 and the twelve follow-up trials, as well as the difficult process of dealing with the architectural legacy left behind after 1945.
Telephone +49(0)911 / 2 31-5666
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
admission until 5 p.m.
Adults 5 Euros / reduced rate 3 Euros / groups (15 or more persons) 4 Euros / school classes 1,50 Euro / families 5,50 Euros or 10,50 Euros
You can watch my high resolution photo of Nuremberg on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 49° 26' 1.31" N 11° 6' 43.14" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Documentation Centre .
The Nazi party rally grounds (Reichsparteitagsgelände) form a site where the Nazi party rallies were held from 1933 until 1938.
In Nuremberg's southern districts, the remains of the buildings on the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds with their immense proportions are a vivid testimony to the megalomania of the National Socialist regime. This area of eleven square kilometers was intended as an impressive backdrop for the Nazi party rallies staged here to demonstrate their power.
The most impressive are:
Kongresshalle (Congress Hall)
Great Road (Große Straße)