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Johannis Church. Werner Klapper, MMKT GmbH
Johannis Church. Werner Klapper, MMKT GmbH
Millennium Tower. Werner Klapper, MMKT GmbH
Millennium Tower. Werner Klapper, MMKT GmbH
Green Citadel. Centum Aqa Marketing GmbH
Green Citadel. Centum Aqa Marketing GmbH
Canoeing on the Elm River. Ullrich Arendt
Canoeing on the Elm River. Ullrich Arendt
Elm River. Werner Klapper, MMKT GmbH
Elm River. Werner Klapper, MMKT GmbH
Fountain in Magdeburg. Photo ProhibitOnions
Fountain in Magdeburg. Photo ProhibitOnions
Rathaus. Photo Werner Klapper, MMKT GmbH
Rathaus. Photo Werner Klapper, MMKT GmbH
Otto von Guericke Monument. MMKT GmbH
Otto von Guericke Monument. MMKT GmbH

Magdeburg Information

Magdeburg is the capital city of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany situated on the Elbe River. Magdeburg was one of the most important medieval cities of Europe and was founded in 805 by Charlemagne. With a colourful past the city has many beautiful sights from its modern thriving metropolis to the city’s old heritage places and buildings that date back thousands of years.

With a height of 104 metres, the Lutheran cathedral of Saints Catherine and Maurice (Magdeburger Dom) is one of the most impressive buildings in the city and the highest church in Eastern Germany. The cathedral dates back to 937 and is notable for its beautiful unique sculptures and the church containing the grave of Otto I the Great.

Another wonderful landmark building is the Green Citadel of Magdeburg. The citadel is the last architectural project of the famous artist Friedensrich Hundertwasser. Completed in 2005, the Green Citadel is very unique in design offering a pleasing contrast to the city with tourists rating it the second best attraction in Magdeburg on trip advisor.

For an interactive attraction, the Jahrtausendturm (Millennium Tower) in Elbauenpark with a height of 60 metres is the third largest wooden tower in the world. The Jahrtausendturm features an exhibition on the development of science representing 6,000 years of human history. Not your typical museum, there are 80 interactive setups for visitors with the powerful telescope being a favourite as you can see the clock-face on the distant Magdeburger Dom.

Other great sites to see in Magdeburg include the Town Hall and marketplace, St John Church, Gruson-Gewächshäuser (Botanical gardens), the Magdeburg Water Bridge, Landtag, Museum of Modern Art and the ruins of the greatest fortress of the former Kingdom of Prussia.

During the summer months, Magdeburg is the place to be especially for the Magdeburg Open Air festival that sees a variety of opera performances held on the Seebühne (Lake Stage) in Elbauenpark on the banks of the Elbe River.

For more tourist information on Magdeburg, you may also want to visit the government website Landeshauptstadt Magdeburg

The Madgdeburg Dom at Night and Elm River. Photo Prinz Wilbert
The Madgdeburg Dom at Night and Elm River. Photo Prinz Wilbert
View over Magdeburg with the Elm River. Werner Klapper, MMKT GmbH
View over Magdeburg with the Elm River. Werner Klapper, MMKT GmbH