With 1200 years of rich and colourful history, Magdeburg is one of the oldest cities in the new Laender of the former East Germany. There are only few cities in Central Europe which compare to Magdeburg in terms of its eventful historical past.
Magdeburg was once an imperial palatinate, a member of the Hanseatic League and a Prussian Fortress which has been marked by unfathomable war and destruction. However, Magdeburg allowed the currents of time to take it into a new future full of possibilities; the city was reconstructed and a particular importance was attached to the maintenance, care and preservation of cultural goods.
On the following pages you will find information, details and facts on the city as well as on its most famous sights and attractions and personalities.
Magdeburg Cathedral is the first Gothic-style cathedral to be constructed on German soil, one of the largest church buildings in Germany and ...read more
One of Magdeburg’s most eye-catching attractions for visitors is also one of the last architectural masterpieces designed by the artist ...read more
The Art Museum in the Monastery of Our Lady is the most important venue for contemporary art and sculpture ...read more
With its unique “Seebühne” Lake Stage and the Millennium Tower, the world’s tallest wooden construction of its ...read more
Discover the Waterway Junction Cruises offered by the Weiße Flotte
Cruises offered by the Weiße Flotte
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In the heart of the city at the Old Market (Alter Markt) you can admire the so-called Magdeburg Horseman, ...read more
The Town Hall of Magdeburg dates back to the 12th and 13th century. The oldest remains can be found ...read more
Within the old walls of the Lukasklause building, which boasts an octagonal tower that was first mentioned in the ...read more
Thanks to its outstanding medieval exhibitions, the Museum has become famous far beyond the German Land of Saxony-Anhalt.
St. John's Church is Magdeburg's oldest parish church, which was first mentioned in 941. The western section of the ...read more
The Stadtpark Rotehorn is one of the most scenic German garden parks fashioned in English style where the green ...read more
Already in the 17th century many townspeople came to this stretch of land, dominated by meadows and pastures, and they ...read more
At Hasselbachplatz, which is named after a former major of Magdeburg (1809-1882), you can marvel at the city´s most magnificent Gründerzeit-style ...read more
The Hegelstrasse street begins at the Cathedral and runs in a southerly direction. The popular boulevard was built ...
The Fürstenwall area dates back to the Middle Ages and contains city fortifications facing the river Elbe ...read more