Kongresshalle, Nürnberg

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  • Another look into the inner court
    Another look into the inner court
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  • On top of the Kongresshalle
    On top of the Kongresshalle
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    Kongresshalle seen from distance
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    kongresshalle

    by doug48 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    nazi congress hall

    the kongresshalle, (nazi party congress hall) was designed by franz and ludwig ruff. construction of this massive building began in 1938 but was never completed because of the out break of WWII. the design of the building was inspired by the coliseum in rome. built to accommodate 50,000 people it was to be used for nazi party meetings. today it is used as a warehouse and is home to the dokumnetationszentrum, (documentation center), an excellent museum about the third reich and the holocaust.
    an interesting web site is www.thirdreichruins.com for before and after pictures of this building.

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    Kongresshalle (nazi party congress hall)

    by Airpunk Updated Dec 20, 2007

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    Kongresshalle seen from distance
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    The Kongresshalle was one of the first buildings planned for the new nazi party rally grounds. Its construction began in 1938, but was halted shortly afterwards when the germans started WWII. What you see now, are just the outer structures. The plans foresaw a large roof on the hall building and the construction of the real congress hall in the center of it. The semi-glassen roof was designed to focus the daylight onto the place where the Fuehrer was supposed to talk. As I said, the plans where nor finished as the resources were needed for the war. The Kongresshalle was supposed to be the smallest (!) building on the Reichsparteitagsgelände, with even larger congress halls and stadiums planned.
    Today, parts of the Kongresshalle are used as a warehouse. However, a large section of it houses the Nazi documentation center, a renowned, excellent museum. Please look at my tip (Nazi documentation center) for further information about that.

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