Visit the Magdeburg Cathedral

Guided Indoor Tour in the Magdeburg Cathedral

The city’s landmark opens its doors and presents itself as an impressing cathedral. Get exclusive impressions and hear fascinating background stories about its interior and its significant Christian art works.

On the inside this fascinating monument expects you with an unbelievable variety of original pieces of international stature out of many different art epochs. Including the tomb of Emperor Otto I. and his wife Editha, Romanesque bronze memorial slabs and early gothic sand stone sculptures like the wise and foolish virgins.

Cathedral St. Maurice and St. Catherine

Emperor Otto the Great commissioned the construction of the cathedral in 955. Later, the church was destroyed by a city fire and 1209 re-erected as the first gothic Cathedral on German soil. 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 Edgith.

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.

Walking tour

1 hour
60,00 €
guide fee
6,00 € p.pers.
Available daily, min. 10 max. 25 persons

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.

Please note: 

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.



Contact group tourism / B2B

Contact information

Contact for tour operators and Coach Tourism

Miriam Schäfer

Miriam Schäfer

Fone: 0391 8380 118
Fax: 0391 8380 397

Mensink Herman

Herman Mensink

Fone: 0391 8380 119
Fax: 0391 8380 397

Annett Gassauer ©R Weber

Annett Gassauer

Fone: 0391 8380 120
Fax: 0391 8380 397

Contact for individual groups

Salwiczek Thomas

Thomas Salwiczek

Fone: 0391 63601 401
Fax: 0391 63601 430

Kießling Jana web

Jana Kießling

Fone: 0391 63601 407
Fax: 0391 63601 430

Warsawski Alica

Alica Loana Warsawski

Fone: 0391 63601 408
Fax: 0391 63601 430


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