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Bayreuth

Place in Bavaria, Germany

31km

49.9480555611.57833333

Nuremberg

city in the German state of Bavaria

37km

49.4511.0833

Bamberg

Place in Bavaria, Germany

44km

49.910.9

Augsburg

Place in Bavaria, Germany

116km

48.3666666710.9

Munich

city in Bavaria, Germany

128km

48.133311.5833

Mariánské Lázně

spa town in the Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic

155km

49.96444412.701111
Sights

Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds

Soon after they came to power in 1933 the Nazis chose Nuremberg as the place for their annual party rallies. They planned a set of gigantic buildings here, few of which were built. Start at the Documentation Centre for the story of how the Nazis rose to power, their grasp of modern media and propaganda techniques, the organisation of the party rallies and wider mass agitation, and the connections between that and their crimes against minorities and plunge into World War 2. The Documentation Center is in the north wing of the Congress Hall (Kongresshalle), one of the few planned constructions that did get built. Although the rally grounds cover a wide area, there's little else to see here other than the reviewing stand at the Zeppelin field. The "Große Straße" which was the spine of the rally grounds is now just a modern road. Note you can also get here on S-2 to Dutzendteich; other S-bahn trains run through this station but don't stop.

35km

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Kunsthalle Nürnberg

Has rotating art exhibitions, hours & prices vary.

37km

49.449919311.0824683

St. Lorenz, Nuremberg

Mostly built in the 15th century and now part of the Evangelical or Lutheran church of Germany, Lorenzkirche forms the focus of the south-side old town. It's dominated within by the 18m tall Tabernacle, a gothic spire made circa 1493 by Adam Kraft, with himself as one of three figures holding it up. (Find more of his work across the river in St Sebaldus, in the Germanische Nationalmuseum, and in Ulm.) Note also the stained glass windows, and Veit Stoss' "Annunciation" (Engelsgruss) suspended high over the altar.

37km

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Nuremberg Transport Museum

museum

37km

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Palace of Justice, Nuremberg

After World War II, this site was chosen for trials of the Nazi high command, partly for Nuremberg's symbolic role in Nazism, but chiefly because the Palace of Justice was undamaged and contained a prison block. Charges were brought both against individuals, and against entire organisations such as the SS and Gestapo. The permanent exhibition tells the story of this and subsequent trials, eg of collaborating doctors and judges, and of officers of the individual concentration camps. It shows how these trials established many present day principles of international law and morality, eg the legal concept of genocide, and the Helsinki Principles on medical experimentation. Courtroom 600, where the trials were held, is still used today for serious crimes, so it can only be visited if no trial is in progress.

39km

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Fürth

town in Bavaria, Germany

42km

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Franconia

German region

48km

49.81610.865

Lech (river)

river in Austria and Germany

89km

48.73510.93638889

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

town in Germany

128km

49.3833333310.18333333

Quedlinburg

town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

138km

51.7916666711.14722222

Harz

– long forgotten due to German partition running right through it, the Harz is today attracting tourists with superb hiking and the mystic romanticism of the Brocken mountain that is reputed to attract witches (as mentioned in Goethe's Faust)

141km

51.7100110.82291

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Franconian Switzerland

Germany
The Franconian Switzerland (German Fränkische Schweiz) is an upland in Franconia, northern Bavaria and a popular tourist retreat. Located between the Pegnitz River in the east and the south, the Regnitz River in the west and the Main River in the north, its relief reaches 600 m in height.

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