Portrait of Magdeburg
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.
TOP-Sights of Magdeburg
Magdeburg Cathedral is the first Gothic-style cathedral to be constructed on German soil, one of the largest church buildings in Germany and the most famous attraction in the City of Otto.read more
One of Magdeburg's most eye-catching attractions for visitors is also one of the last architectural masterpieces designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.read more
The Art Museum in the Monastery of Our Lady is the most important venue for contemporary art and sculpture in the state of Saxony-Anhalt and is one of the region's most popular tourist attractions.read more
With its unique “Seebühne” Lake Stage and the Millennium Tower, the world’s tallest wooden construction of its ...read more
The water-saving lock Rothensee and the longest canal bridge in Europe, the double ship lift Hohenwarthe and the connecting canals are all part of a gigantic project. Take advantage of a tour to the Waterway Junction to marvel at the many technical attractions.read more
In the heart of the city at the Old Market (Alter Markt) you can admire the so-called Magdeburg Horseman, ...read more