14. Rear wall of the Zeppelin Grandstand
The hall inside the Zeppelin Grandstand, 1938 (Stadtarchiv Nuremberg).
Rear view of the Zeppelin Grandstand, around 1938 (Stadtarchiv Nuremberg).
Inside the Zeppelin Grandstand, designed by architect Albert Speer, there is a large hall, of 335 square metres, with a height of 8 metres. The walls are marble-clad, the ceiling is adorned with a mosaic in glittering gold. Two stair cases led to the “Führer’s rostrum” at the front of the grandstand and to the VIP stands. Further rooms were adjacent to the hall, including numerous toilets and a telephone switchboard.
Tennis practice against the rear wall of the Zeppelin Grandstand, 1984 (Nürnberger Nachrichten).
Entrance to former exhibition “Fascination and Terror” in the Zeppelin Grandstand, 1989 (Documentation Centre).
In 1984, the City of Nuremberg had the entrance hall restored – which because of its shining ceiling is also known as “Golden Hall”. Between 1985 and 2001 it was used as the venue for the exhibition “Fascination and Terror”. This presentation was the first information given here on the intention and the effect of the Party Rallies and on the function of the Party Rally architecture. In 1988, two anti-war sculptures created from scrapped weaponry by Hans Jürgen Breuste, “Overkill I and II”, were duly installed here.
The hall inside the Zeppelin Grandstand, with the exhibition “Fascination and Terror”, 1986 (Herbert Liedel).