We spent a night here and spent some time in downtown Nuremberg… more to follow on that!
For the last day of our trip, we woke up in Prague, got the car out of the tiny parking garage, and got on the road to Nuremberg, Germany. There are lots of things to do in Nuremberg, but we only had a short time, so we decided to check out the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, or in German: Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.
We arrived in Nuremberg at about noon after about a 3hr drive from Prague. We had a quick bite (brats and sauerkraut) and got started on the self-guided tour of the museum. If you have time, this is a great museum with English-speaking audio guides that walk you through Germany in the 1930s, leading up to the invasion of Poland and the eventual beginning of WWII. The museum highlights the role that the Nuremberg site played in the Nazi Party at the time, and demonstrates how Nazi architecture, rallies, and propaganda worked together to form the perfect storm leading up to WWII.
The grounds are a project that was never fully realized by the Nazi Party in the 30s-40s for obvious reasons. But there is still a lot of history at the site, and the museum there does a great job describing the situation and the political climate that led to some of the historic rallies that occurred there in the late 1930s. The building that the museum is housed in is the unfinished site of the Nazi Party Conference Hall in Nuremberg.
From Nuremberg, we made our way home, finally completing our 6-day trip of 4 countries and nearly 1000 miles. We had an amazing time, but we were glad to be home!