Since the Middle Ages many settlements had flourished before the gates of the old city centre. They could be found along the river Elbe and dotted along the river banks from the north-eastern corner of the city wall at today's Lukasklause to the Domfelsen in the south. Later, during the industrialisation period, these settlements became interspersed with vast ports and docks as well as big trains stations with innumerable rail networks, loading facilities and storehouses.
The whole area was severely destroyed in the Second World War and after the war it was decided that restoration was out of the question. In the 70's, however, a scenic green promenade was created here with a length of four kilometres. It became a promenade decorated with numerous sculptures, fountains and benches and an idyllic place filled with many colourful flowers, plants and shrubs.
Here you will find sculptures recalling Magdeburg's rich and colourful past such as The Ferryman designed by Eberhard Roßdeutscher. Take a stroll along the Elbuferpromenade and enjoy the impressive river landscape of the old city of Magdeburg dominated by medieval churches and other beautiful sites.