Sights and Attractions in Magdeburg
Visitors who want to marvel at every single sight and attraction available in the German city of Magdeburg, the City of Otto, certainly have a busy time ahead!
The sights and attractions that can be found in Magdeburg reflect the eventful past and present of the metropolis on the river Elbe. Come and visit the over 1200-year-old city for yourself and explore a fascinating location situated right at the heart of Germany.
Magdeburg Cathedral, which is dedicated to St. Maurice and St. Catherine, and the Art Museum in the Monastery of Our Lady are just two examples of some of the city’s most famous sights and attractions. We therefore strongly recommend that you pay these religious buildings a visit during your time in Magdeburg.
Magdeburg is not only home to a number of historical sights and landmarks, but also a multitude of modern attractions such as the Magdeburg Waterway Junction, which boasts the world’s longest canal bridge, and the “GREEN CITADEL OF MAGDEBURG”, a building designed by the famous artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
You should also be sure to pay a visit to the old market square (Alter Markt), where you can view the “Magdeburg Horseman” statue, which is believed to depict Emperor Otto the First, and the Old Town Hall.
Our website provides an excellent overview of all of the sights and attractions in Magdeburg, the capital city of the German Land of Saxony-Anhalt, that are well worth a visit.
Come and explore the City of Otto; you won't believe your eyes!
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 »
The Town Hall of Magdeburg dates back to the 12th and 13th century. The oldest remains can be found in the vaults which form part of today's Ratskeller restaurant. Pelt dressers, tanners and fellmongers met here in the long hall to trade and stock their precious goods.more »
Within the old walls of the Lukasklause building, which boasts an octagonal tower that was first mentioned in the 14th century, you can view historic replicas, pictures and documents, as well as live experiments, that will give you an insight into the life and work of Otto von Guericke (1602-1686). The Guericke Centre was opened in 2010.more »
St. John's Church is Magdeburg's oldest parish church, which was first mentioned in 941. The western section of the church, which has a late Romanesque design, and the Gothic hall church have both been preserved. Traces of Martin Luther (a monument) and the Otto von Guericke family (a crypt) can be found both in front of the church and inside the building, which is now predominantly used as a venue for conferences and cultural events.more »
The Fürstenwall area dates back to the Middle Ages and contains city fortifications facing the river Elbe and the two preserved fortified towers. Built in 1725, this was the first public promenade in Germany. The neighbouring Möllenvogteigarten (German: Bailiwick Garden) is the oldest preserved garden design in the city of Magdeburg.more »