Nuremberg Trials Memorial – A Permanent Exhibition

Memorial to the Nuremberg Trials – A Permanent Exhibition of the Nuremberg Trials:

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Nuremberg Trials © Stadt Nürnberg

Courtroom 600 in Nürnberg’s Palace of Justice became a venue of world history when the “Nuremberg Trials” took place here from November 1945 to 1949.  It was the first time in history that representatives of a state faced an international  tribunal and were being prosecuted for war crimes and crimes against humanity.  This historic event continues to attract interest amongst travellers.

When we first visited the Palace of Justice in 2006, we didn’t get to enter the building. From the street level, Courtroom 600 was pointed out to us and in the cool morning temperatures we were told spine-chilling stories of some of the Nazi atrocities, about Courtroom 600 and the famous trials at Nuremberg.

A New Permanent Exhibition

Visitors to Nürnberg now have a permanent exhibition where they can learn more about the historic war trials and the world famous venue. The Nürnberg city administrators have set up this exhibition in recognition of the importance of the Nuremberg Trials and the growing visitor interest.

The “Memorium Nuremberg Trials” is housed in the attic of the Palace of Justice’s east wing. Opened in November 2010, the exhibition provides comprehensive information about the tribunals and of Courtroom 600. The Memorium Nuremberg Trials allows visitors to learn about the background of the Nuremberg tribunals, the Nuremberg code, the Nuremberg trial facts, progression and repercussions of the trials, at the original site where they were held. Selected historical exhibits such as parts of the original dock, as well as historical audio tapes and films, give a vivid impression of events at the Nuremberg Trials.

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Security at the Justice Palace © Stadt Nürnberg

It is possible for visitors to view Courtroom 600 during a visit to the Exhibition on days when the court is not in session. However, as Courtroom 600 is still a working court, there can be no guarantee of a visit.

The Memorium Nuremberg Trials is not just an Exhibition, it is also intended to be an education institution. Work is currently in place to prepare educational programs, study forums and future moderated discussions and study events.

The current entrance fee is 5.00 EUR for adults. For an extra 2.50 EUR you can also use your entrance ticket as a day ticket to visit all other municipal museums free of charge on the same day.

Opening Times:
Wed to Mon – 10:00-18:00 (Last admission 17:00)
Tue – Closed

Memorium Nuremberg Trials
Bärenschanzstraße 72
90429 Nuremberg Germany

Getting There by Public Transport: U1 – Get off at Bärenschanze stop

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