Nuremberg Palace of Justice

Nuremberg Palace of Justice

Nuremberg Palace of Justice
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World history was written in the courtroom of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. This is where leaders of the Nazi regime had to answer for their crimes before an international tribunal between November 20, 1945, and October 1, 1946. The trials had an enormous influence on the development of international criminal law right up to the present. Courtroom 600 remains a working courtroom to this day. The Nuremberg Trials Memorial ("Memorium Nürnberger Prozesse") is an information and documentation center located on the top floor of the Courthouse. In approximately 700 square meters of space, it provides insights about the defendants and their crimes, the Nuremberg Follow-Up Trials of 1946–49, and the impact of the Nuremberg Trials up to the present.
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  • londoner_in_yucatan
    2,073 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great Visit
    Be sure to check the days the court is in session as on those days it's not open to the public. The display has a lot of information which you access through the free audio guide. It tells the story from the decision to set up the tribunal, through the selection of judges and the proceedings themselves. It then links that information to the Tokyo Trial and the creation of the International Court of Justice. Sure, there aren't many original artifacts, but no doubt the Allied powers didn't have the future needs of tourists in mind when the courts work concluded. At the end of the display, you are directed to the courtroom itself. I felt completely absorbed in the narrative of events and it was amazing to find myself only metres away from the place Hess, Goring and others heard the outcome of the greatest trial ever.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Meander39480541724
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good way to kill 30min to 2hrs based on interest
    2nd time here. Remembered it was worth it so I tried to kill some time in the heat of the day. Worked perfectly. As an English only person I rely on the audio (included with entrance fee) for everything. You could spend 2-3hrs if you listen to everything. I left a little some for next time and my 1.5 hr was perfect. I walked from the old town (~30min) NB it took the U Bahn the last time…either works well. Not exciting for everyone but good history if you are into the details of the trials.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 September 2023
  • kpiddy
    Brisbane, Australia14,003 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent thought proking exhibition
    As independent visitors to the Palace of Justice we were at a disadvantage after the bus tour groups arrived and then occupied most of the exhibition rooms spaces in and near the exhibits, as well as the noise they bring. Even with the audio guides that we had, the noise and number of bus groups was distracting and limited our movement until they left. By 12MD it was all quiet again. We got so much out of our 2.5 hour visit, from the audio guide, exhibits and other information boards, it was a valuable experience, so interesting, educational and beyond belief at times, learning of horrific events and experiments conducted during WWII. We arrived on foot, walking out from the old walled city, it took us about thirty minutes.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • AnneZ0824-0829
    New York City, New York3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must go for WWII history lover
    A place you must go if you like WWII history. You will know the whole procedure of Nuremberg trial and its meaning in history. Nuremberg palace of justice is still used as a court. Therefore, if you google it, the schedule is 8:30am-5pm. However, the famous Courtroom 600 is open at 10am. 3 hours minimum, if you want to listen and read all the information in exhibition room. Suggestion: plan your trip in December 1-24th, you can also experience one of the best Christmas markets in Europe.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 December 2023
  • Andy C
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do if you have an interest in military and legal history.
    A fascinating and very informative visit. The museum has a huge amount of information and includes the road to WWII, the conduct and the post-war trials. If you have an interest in military history especially some of the legal aspects, this is a must do. Be prepared to spend some time there as it takes some time to get through all of the information.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 March 2024
  • Adrienn_x
    Budapest, Hungary117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely one of the best museums I’ve recently visited
    One must see attraction once you are in Nuremberg. Very rich materials, a lot of information shared (photos, contemporary documents etc). All written in German mainly but free audio guides are available in 8 languages. Entrance fee is 7.5 euro for adults but if you have visited any other museum in Nuremberg on the same day, you have to pay only 3 euros. You should plan around 2 hours for the visit.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 April 2024
  • Marshall B
    Ferney-Voltaire, France3,977 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Nuremberg trials set the standard for international criminal law: a must for anyone interested in history and law
    We found a free parking space not too far from the entrance - worth looking for, because this is a working courthouse, not just a museum, and we did not see any open public lots close by. We stayed for about an hour – not enough time to go through all the exhibits or hear the testimonies, but (barely) enough to get a sense for what was there. What I had not realized before the visit was the extent to which the Nuremberg trials continued after the highest-ranking accused officials were tried – the trials continued for over another year, which meant that there were many opportunities for “new” lawyers to gain experience in what has become the field of international criminal law. Highly recommend a longer visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 May 2024
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leescordis
Colchester, UK103 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Very interesting but limited to just an audio guide if British.

It primarily focused on the trials themselves with some information on trials in Japan as well as it expanding to the Hague
Written 9 May 2024
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Marshall B
Ferney-Voltaire, France3,977 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We found a free parking space not too far from the entrance - worth looking for, because this is a working courthouse, not just a museum, and we did not see any open public lots close by. We stayed for about an hour – not enough time to go through all the exhibits or hear the testimonies, but (barely) enough to get a sense for what was there. What I had not realized before the visit was the extent to which the Nuremberg trials continued after the highest-ranking accused officials were tried – the trials continued for over another year, which meant that there were many opportunities for “new” lawyers to gain experience in what has become the field of international criminal law. Highly recommend a longer visit.
Written 1 May 2024
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Adrienn_x
Budapest, Hungary117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
One must see attraction once you are in Nuremberg. Very rich materials, a lot of information shared (photos, contemporary documents etc). All written in German mainly but free audio guides are available in 8 languages. Entrance fee is 7.5 euro for adults but if you have visited any other museum in Nuremberg on the same day, you have to pay only 3 euros.
You should plan around 2 hours for the visit.
Written 22 April 2024
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Andy C
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A fascinating and very informative visit. The museum has a huge amount of information and includes the road to WWII, the conduct and the post-war trials. If you have an interest in military history especially some of the legal aspects, this is a must do. Be prepared to spend some time there as it takes some time to get through all of the information.
Written 31 March 2024
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IrishRover
Pittsburgh, PA3,075 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A walk back in history to a period of time that can’t be forgotten. The Court room 600 is a place where you share history the main doorway where the defendants where brought through comes to life

The audio tour on the next floor tells the story and really is worth 2 to 3 hours of listening to the story

Very well done
Written 26 December 2023
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AnneZ0824-0829
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A place you must go if you like WWII history. You will know the whole procedure of Nuremberg trial and its meaning in history.
Nuremberg palace of justice is still used as a court. Therefore, if you google it, the schedule is 8:30am-5pm. However, the famous Courtroom 600 is open at 10am.
3 hours minimum, if you want to listen and read all the information in exhibition room. Suggestion: plan your trip in December 1-24th, you can also experience one of the best Christmas markets in Europe.
Written 25 December 2023
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Marty Bielicki
Stuart, FL15,348 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Born in the 1950’s and having a dad who fought in WWII, there is a personal connection to the history of Nurnberg. We were exposed by film growing up to the first trial of an international tribunal of judges for crimes against humanity. The trial was the first example of bringing perpetrators of a nation to justice.

12 Nazis were sentence to death while three were acquitted and the rest sent to prison—like Herman Hess. One of the famous Nazi’s was Herman Goering—one of the key members of Hitler’s ring. Someone passed him poison and he died a coward’s death.

We walked thirty minutes from the train station to Barenschanzstrasse. One could also take the U-1 subway and get off at Sielstrasse. The walk, though, was enjoyable and we were able to see parts of Nuremberg away from Old Town. Finding the Place of Justice was reasonably easy.

We came on a Saturday when the courtroom was normally empty. There is always a chance if you come mid-week the courtroom could be used. It is still a working courtroom.

There is an elevator to get you up to the museum and courtroom--#600. You can also obtain an audio-guide if you so choose.

We did follow a tour group that made seeing the exhibits difficult. We would recommend coming early to escape these groups.

What we wanted to see is the famous courtroom where the trial took place. There is a considerable number of long benches. At various times a film is shown explaining the events leading up to and including the trial. We thought this film was well done.

Even though we listen to a guide talk, we don’t think you necessarily need a guided tour for these exhibits. On the other hand, the Nazi Documentation Center and Rally grounds you may want to consider a tour.

The American writer, Rick Steves, does not give the Courtroom and museum any stars. We think it deserves at least “One-Star” for the intrinsic historic value of this place and time. It is one of those exhibits that you cross off your bucket-list.

If you found this review “helpful” in any way, please click “Thumbs-up” to let me know.
Written 28 November 2023
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dudoldve
Bokeelia, FL405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Very educational place. I had read most of the history of the trials before our visit which was helpful. The new video display in the courtroom was done well. I would time your visit to coincide. I think this is a must do to appreciate the full story of the history from WW2. Germany in general has done a good job at educating and this experience is no exception. Wheelchair accessible
Written 19 November 2023
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Mark R
Luxborough, UK131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I studied the Nazi's at school through to University. I've been to a concentration camp and many battles and war graveyards. I know my WW2 history. So when I researched a trip to Nuremburg and found the court that the Nazis were tried in is still there and open with a presentation it was like a bucket list pick was on. Its a very impressive building, austere and yet awesome. The audio presentation was also excellent giving insight to the outcomes and what the trials meant in a wider retribution by the four powers
and West Germany. Definite recommend for a couple of hours.
Written 29 September 2023
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia14,003 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
As independent visitors to the Palace of Justice we were at a disadvantage after the bus tour groups arrived and then occupied most of the exhibition rooms spaces in and near the exhibits, as well as the noise they bring. Even with the audio guides that we had, the noise and number of bus groups was distracting and limited our movement until they left. By 12MD it was all quiet again. We got so much out of our 2.5 hour visit, from the audio guide, exhibits and other information boards, it was a valuable experience, so interesting, educational and beyond belief at times, learning of horrific events and experiments conducted during WWII. We arrived on foot, walking out from the old walled city, it took us about thirty minutes.
Written 16 September 2023
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