As an expression of exceptional esteem, honours entail public recognition of personalities who have made special contributions in different areas of life, and whose example is to be publicised as role models and inspiration for other people.
Honorary Citizenship is the highest honour of the City of Magdeburg. The Lord Mayor awards it to personalities who have made an outstanding contribution to the city based on a resolution by the City Council.
The Honorary Ring of the State Capital Magdeburg, conferral of the titles of Honorary Ambassador, Honorary City Councillor and Honorary District Councillor and honorary memberships of institutions of the city are other recognitions of outstanding achievements for the State Capital Magdeburg.
The Plaque of the State Capital Magdeburg is a token of the esteem for Magdeburg-based companies, clubs, bodies and associations.
The presentation of honorary awards, recognition of sporting dedication and honouring citizens who have demonstrated great dedication as volunteers and commitment in combating extremism, violence and xenophobia are special expressions of the gratitude and recognition of the State Capital Magdeburg.
The State Capital Magdeburg has created a legal basis for awarding Honorary Citizenship and honorary titles, and honouring citizens on various occasions with its Statutes for Honorary Citizens.
Honorary Citizens of Magdeburg (Section 1 of the Statutes for Honorary Citizens)
Recipients of the Ring of Honour (Section 2 of the Statutes for Honorary Citizens)
Honorary City Councillors (Section 3 of the Statutes for Honorary Citizens)
Honorary memberships of institutions of the city (Section 5 of the Statutes for Honorary Citizens)