Zeppelinfeld, in English meaning The Zeppelin Fields was once Nuremberg rally ground. It was one of the first works of Albert Speer’s works for the Nazy Party. The Nuremberg Rally Ground is made in such a large place, that everyone who would want to come, there was a seat for them.
In the middle of the large grandstand was the Fuhrer’s place, and it was a little bit higher than the grandstand. On top of that building was a huge swastika standing there until 1945.
That year was different for the whole world, so it was for the Nuremberg Rally Ground. The U.S. Army destroyed most of the place and held their rally.
From then on, children and schools have been using this place for practice and was renovated in 2009.
In the early days, the building was used for the National Socialist ( from 1933 to 1934 ). Later on, wooden stands were made into a grand building, and they were made from stone stands for the public to see. The main building was made in 1935. to 1937.
The Nuremberg Rally was the place where every year the Nazi Party held a big rally. Those were the days for people of Nuremberg and other cities in Germany can come and her the Furer himself talking about great Germany, and a better future for his nation.
Unfortunately, most of them believed him without a shadow of a doubt.
In those days, back in 1936, no one could have known what was going to happen, but for the great party, comes in a great rally place. From all the towns in Germany, they chose Nuremberg.
It was made rectangular so that there can come more than some public.
Renovation of the place took only a year when the Nacy Party tried to convince people that the only right way is their way.
In those days, the rales had 200.000 people in their seats, listening and cheering. This should be one of the main reasons for visiting Zeppelinfeld. Such a great structure was a synonym for the Nacy Party ‘the greater, the better’
This great field with buildings that are around them was constructed by Albert Speer, and it was one of the first projects that were built when the Reich Party Grounds Party needed the largest field for holding rallies.
The main building had a “Fuhrer’s Restroom” in the honor of Hitlers attending on the wast rallies. This room was settled in a way so that he can see all of the people that gathered to see the mighty army that held rallies. His speeches on those rallies were crucial hor him and his party, to come to rule New Germany.
In this case, the field was wide as 12 football stadiums with a grandstand in several rows to hold this many people in one place.
The centerpiece was the building squared with ornaments that glorified Nacy Party. The great swastika was added some years later, as a final piece of their greatness.
In those days, Nacy took men and young men from 18 to 25 years, and it was the law to serve 6 months as well as women of all ages that were the same age to serve them preparing everything for the rallies. The only difference is that women were included only since 1939, and it was obligatory work for every loyal servant to the party.
From early 1920 up to 1938, the Zeppelinfelt was used to hold rallies for all the people to come and hear new ideas for the better world and brighter future. Trough time, during World War II this great place stood almost not impacted at all.
But, in the spring of 1945, the U.S.A. army stormed the place, held their own rally, and at the end, they blow up the swastika, with bombs, which was one of the largest ones Nacy had as a trophy.
This place is a little bit far from the center of Nuremberg, about 3 km walk or with city transport that goes to the Great Road. Nuremberg Schools with other school associations took a charge, and with a little effort made the place usable for the football practices, along with other practice of sports. The place was used for sports from 1947 to 1997. In 1967 city authorities decided to blow up the rest of the structure that remained after the war. The only part that was left after clearing the place, was a bit of the building.
After a few years, many people came here to blow up the parts of the building that was not ruined until 1990. After those times, the city of Nuremberg still pays a sum of 100.000 euros per year. All this is to keep this place neat and usable and to keep restoring the Zeppelinfeld place.
The sad thing is that the whole field has no fences and if at some point they were there, it was more than easy to break-in. So it’s usually the case that those who don’t have the place to live or stay chose to spend a day or more in this monumental place, after which the restaurateurs have to do the same job over again.
Including or dealing with all or nearly all elements or aspects of this place will cost all in all 70 million euros, and it is sad to see this place waisting, while the money is donated every year for the safekeeping of this place.
The hope of the whole world who do not want to forget the future is to keep our past visible as much as it can be, so it will remind us what things like that will never happen again.
Adolf Hitler | Biography
Adolf Hitler, byname Der Führer (German: “The Leader”), (born April 20, 1889, Braunau am Inn, Austria—died April 30, 1945, Berlin, Germany), leader of the Nazi Party (from 1920/21) and chancellor (Kanzler) and Führer of Germany (1933–45). He was chancellor from January 30, 1933, and, after President Paul von Hindenburg’s death, assumed the twin titles of Führer and chancellor (August 2, 1934).