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Classic city tour
Cathedral, dedicated to St. Maurice and St. Catherine
Emperor Otto the Great commissioned the construction of the cathedral in 955. It was later destroyed by a city fire and then re-erected as the first Gothic cathedral building on German soil in 1209. Magdeburg‘s landmark boasts a monumental interior containing internationally renowned original exhibits, for example the original tomb of Emperor Otto I and his first wife Edith.Present-day visitors to Magdeburg Cathedral are now met with a monumental interior rich in stone work which is flooded with a surprising amount of light and boasts extremely impressive architecture. The building is also full of unique and internationally renowned original exhibits representing nearly all periods of art history, for example spolia from the building’s Ottonian predecessor, the original tomb of Emperor Otto I and his first wife Edith, Romanesque bronze grave markers, early Gothic sandstone sculptures including the famous figures of the “Clever and Stupid Virgins”, the outstanding carvings on the choir stalls of the canons dating back to the 14th century and Renaissance paintings of an exquisite quality right through to 20th-century art such as the famous war memorial designed by Ernst Barlach.
Can be booked daily.
Guided Bus Tour
Conditions for all programs
The following information applies to all tours:
We will also be happy to organise a bus/coach for you on request (and can even provide an American school bus!). Please also feel free to contact us to request a customised tour itinerary to suit your individual requirements.
Guided city tours are available in English, French, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian and Arabic at an additional charge as listed. The Tourist-Information Magdeburg (TIM) is the official starting point for all tours. Our tour guides can, however, also pick up your group from other locations in the city for an extra charge of € 20 (respectively € 35 from outside of Magdeburg).
We charge a processing fee of € 40 for individually designed tours stretching beyond the borders of the city and a fee of € 8 for the provision of each additional service not listed in our standard tour programmes. Booked tour programmes (for tours in German) can be extended for an additional charge of € 25 per hour per group. Other additional services are available on request and at an extra charge.
A waiting fee of € 35 per half hour will be charged if a group is late. The prices of the “Weiße Flotte” or the “Magdeburger Verkehrsbetriebe” public transport company apply for the organisation of boat trips with the “Weiße Flotte” and guided tours involving tram journeys where applicable. The hire price for tour guides is € 50 per group for up to a maximum of 2 hours and € 25 per group for each additional hour.