Nuremberg is also a stark reminder of Germany's Nazi past. The Nazi party rally grounds, in the southeast of the city, were the location of six Nazi party rallies that were held between 1933 and 1938. The site is now used as a memorial and includes important examples of NS architecture. The Nuremberg Trials were held in the Palace of Justice from 1945 to 1949 for surviving German war criminals. The actual courtroom is still in use but can be visited when court is not in session. There is an accompanying exhibition with more background about the trials, including historical audio and video tapes and parts of the original dock. The main station of Nuremberg is connected to Germany's long-distance high-speed railway network, so getting here is easy!