The Zeppelintribuene is one of a few structures finished on the nazi party rally grounds (Reichsparteitagsgelände). Its only purpose was to be a stage for Adolf Hitler and other nazi politics during the conventions of the NSDAP (nazi party). It only served this purpose beween 1933 and 1938, from 1939 these events were cancelled due to the war started by nazi Germany. It was designed for an audience of up to 320 000 spectators with 70 000 on the tribunes and 250 000 stanmding on the Zeppelinfeld. The huge swastikas were destroyed after WWII, including the spectacular blow-up of the one on top of the tribune. In the decades after WWII, the structure fell into deterioration and the row of columns on top of it was removed in 1967. Today, preservation works for it are only limited. You can visit the Zeppelintribüne and stand on the same place where once the nazi fat cats talked to the masses. However, this is done on your own risk and not recommended when slippery! The Zeppelintribüne serves from time to time as a stage for car races. The space directly in front and behind of it is a popular place for rollerskating and skateboarding kids, while a small football stadium was built on the place for the former nazi audience.
For me this is the most famous of all the relics remaining in Nuremberg. Designed by the Nazi architect Albert Speer, and largely dismantled due to safety reasons, it still remains a potent symbol of the Nazi history of Nuremberg. The terraces are still there, as is the platform from which Hitler made his wild speeches, accompanied by much stiff armed gesticulation, to the massed ranks of Nazi supporters.
pictured is where adolf hitler made his speeches at the nuremberg party rallies.
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