Nuremberg’s Old City. This medieval city was bombed beyond recognition by the Allies in 1945, and completely rebuilt.
A medieval tower in Nuremberg.
Old City, Nuremberg, or as I liked to call it… Euro Disney. It’s so clean and perfect that it doesn’t quite seem real.
It’s easy to see why Adolf Hitler chose this city for the Nazi Party rallies. It’s the perfect German city with deep roots that started in the Middle Ages.
Cameraman Lior Sperandeo having fun with the beautiful scenery.
I won’t lie… I wanted to ditch work and sit here all day.
We arrived in Nuremberg just in time to see the city’s famous Easter Market.
More of the Easter Market, which doubles as a Christmas Market in the winter.
Be careful with the Easter eggs; they don’t grow on trees. Or do they?
Nuremberg was in full bloom in early April.
One of the city’s outdoor flower markets.
On every corner, vendors sold fresh fruit and vegetables. Fortunately, we were in Germany a month before the infamous E. coli outbreak.
The darker side of Nuremberg. A view of the Zeppelintribune, the former Nazi parade grounds designed by Albert Speer and patterned on the Pergamon Altar, now in Berlin.
This is what’s left of the Zeppelintribune today. The rest was dismantled by the Allies because it was structurally unstable after the war.
We wanted to go inside, but were prevented by the caretakers, who said the building was unstable. Seriously? I would have worn a helmet.
Gordon Robertson getting ready for a standup at the Zeppelintribune. He was one sick reporter that day, but still managed to smile for the camera.
CBN’s Scott Ross in Hitler’s podium giving the Führer a different kind of salute.
Across the lake from the Zeppelintribune is Hitler’s Congress Hall, patterned after the Colosseum in Rome and also designed by Albert Speer. The building was never finished, and today, it’s a museum: The Documentation Center for the Nazi Party Rally Grounds.
Thousands gather for a Nazi Party Rally at the Zeppelintribune in the 1930s. Here you can see Hitler’s famous “Cathedral of Light.” Image courtesy of the German Federal Archive.
At the end of the war, the Allies bombed the swastika off the top of the building. Image courtesy of the German Federal Archive.
Hitler in his podium, in the center of the Cathedral of Light. Image courtesy of the German Federal Archive.
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