The "Blue Ribbon" of the Elbe River
Magdeburg´s range of sights, attractions and activities is just as diverse as its attractive cityscape.
The river Elbe, for example, runs right through the heart of the city and offers an idyllic landscape that is the perfect setting for boat trips, bicycle tours, walks and strolls.
Magdeburg is also home to a number of extensive parks that offer plenty of space for anyone looking to play sport or simply chill out and relax.
In the warm summer months, these green spaces are transformed into open-air venues for a variety of events ranging from jazz festivals through to theatre performances.
The water-saving lock Rothensee and the longest canal bridge in Europe (918 m) which spans the river Elbe, the double ship lift Hohenwarthe and the connecting canals are all part of a gigantic building project to connect the waterways of Hanover, Magdeburg and Berlin. Take advantage of a tour to the Waterway Junction to marvel at the many technical attractions.more »
Magdeburg has options for every taste and budget when it comes to dining and accommodation on the river Elbe. Visitors can treat themselves to homely fare or the finest gourmet food as well as choose among a variety of moderately priced to exclusive accommodation facilities.more »