Memorium Nuremberg Trials

© Steffen Oliver Riese

Key facts:

  • the main Nuremberg trial against major Nazi war criminals took place in Courtroom 600 and was in session 218 days
  • the trial had a significant influence on the development of international criminal law
  • the permanent exhibit in the Palace of Justice focuses on the background to, course of and legacy of the Nuremberg trials

In the criminal court of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice world history was written: On November 20, 1945 the trial against the "main war criminals" began in the criminal court, "Courtroom 600". 21 leading representatives of the National Socialist regime were made to answer for their crimes against peace and humanity. In October 1946, 11 months later, the sentences were pronounced. From 1946 to 1949 twelve Subsequent Proceedings were held before American military tribunals.

More than 60 years after the trials a permanent exhibition has been opened at the original site to provide relevant information on the background, proceedings and consequences: Explanations are given on the role of the defendants in the National Socialist power structure and the crimes they were accused of. Historic sound and film footage convey a vivid impression of the trials. The significance of the trials for the development of modern international criminal law made "Courtroom 600" world famous.

The "Nuremberg Principles" ensuing from the International Military Tribunal today form the basis for the International Criminal Court in The Hague. They illustrate how attitudes have changed since 1945/46 towards those responsible for the fortunes of the world’s nations and peoples.

At a glance


Memorium Nuremberg Trials
Bärenschanzstraße 72
90429 Nürnberg
+49 (0)911 231 28614
+49 (0)911 23128615

Opening hours

1 April - 31 October:

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9 am - 6 pm

Sat, Sun: 10 am - 6 am

Last admission: 5 pm
Closed on Tuesdays

1 November - 31 March:

Wed - Mon: 10 am - 6 pm

Last admission: 5 pm
Closed on Tuesdays

Reservation requested for groups of 10 or more

The Courtroom 600 will be closed al least until the beginning of October 2022.

Special opening hours


Adults 6,- € / reduced rate 1,50 € / Schoolclasses 1,50 € / Groups of 15 and more 5,- € / Families 6,50 € or 12,50 €

For an extra 3,- €, you may also visit all other municipal museums free of charge on the same day.

NOTICE: Only indiviual tickets can be booked online. Group tickets or special tickets can only be bought on location.

Free admission with the NÜRNBERG CARD!

Guided Tours

Sat: once a month at at 2pm (tour in English)
Saturday, 16.07.2022
Saturday, 06.08.2022
Saturday, 20.08.2022
Saturday, 03.09.2022

Price: 3 ,- € / reduced rate 2,- €  in addition to admission fee

Groups only by appointment:
Tel.: +49 (0)911 231 - 28 614 or
Price: 60,- € (German) / 80,- € (foreign languages) in addition to admission fee

More information on the guided tours

 Information about the educational services at the Memorium Nuremberg Trials

Basic information on accessibility

Fully wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Videoguide for deaf people

 All information on disabled access