The Millennium Tower
During the summer season, inquisitive visitors can make the most of a trip to the Millennium Tower, the “smartest tower in the world”, where 250 exhibits and artefacts spread out over six floors will take them on an interactive journey back in time and through different sciences that provide a clear visual insight into over 6000 years of human and technical development, from history through to mathematics and right through to physics. Be it operating a water wheel, communicating using mirror writing, exploring scents or turning optical perspectives upside down in the “Magic Room”, the Millennium Tower is home to an extremely wide variety of activities and experiments that visitors simply have to try out for themselves!
The Panoramic Monorail
A ride on the panoramic monorail will provide visitors to the Elbauenpark with a good overall impression of everything the park has to offer. The train travels along a track in the air at a comfortable distance of between four and eight metres above the ground and completes a circuit of approx. 3km around the park. The 25-minute-long journey enables passengers to sit back and relax as they enjoy the view of the Elbauenpark and see its architectural and horticultural highlights, for example its themed gardens, rose garden, Millennium Tower, seasonal flowerbeds, European garden, Kneipp garden, climbing rock, Lake Stage amphitheatre and much more from a 'bird's-eye view'. The drivers also provide visitors with a commentary telling them all about the park during their ride on the train.
Visitors can get on and off the panoramic monorail at two stops, one of which is located next to the Millennium Tower and the other close to the Lake Stage.
The panoramic train also contains a space for wheelchair users.
The “Seebühne” Lake Stage
This covered amphitheatre surrounded by water is one of the most attractive open-air venues in Northern Germany. Its five stands, which are designed to look like flower petals and provide a seating capacity of 1566, provide a wonderful view of the unique natural environment surrounding the stage, for example the park’s poplar copse, the large “Angerwiese” meadow and the lake itself.
The Lake Stage hosts a multitude of German and international cultural events and shows such as operas, operettas, musicals, dance shows and theatre performances every year.
Its Seebühne Bistro is also the ideal place to take a quick break and enjoy a snack whilst walking through the park or for a pleasant drink to accompany your visit to a performance on the stage.
The Butterfly House
The Elbauenpark’s Butterfly House is also well worth a visit and sure to provide you with plenty of exotic highlights! The tropical world located inside the glass pavilion is not only home to 200 butterflies from four continents, but also a number of giant grasshoppers and plumed basilisks. If you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the world's second-largest butterfly, which boasts a wingspan of 30 centimetres.
The Game Reserve
Nature lovers should also be sure to take a trip to the foot of the former landfill site, where they can observe several generations of wonderful fallow deer with a wide variety of different coat colours. The calves that happily frolic about in the enclosure, which covers an area of 10,000 square metres, are particularly popular among visitors and considered to be among the stars of the Elbauenpark.
The Summer Toboggan Run
Come and enjoy the thrill of racing down the 400-metre-long summer toboggan run, where you can choose how fast you go. Once you have climbed into your toboggan, you will be pulled up the giant slope of the former landfill site before being released to race down the stainless steel chute with its fast-paced curves before coming to a halt at the valley station at the bottom. The summer toboggan run in the Elbauenpark is great fun for young and old alike, be it alone or in pairs.
The High-Ropes Park
The Magdeburg High-Ropes Park, which is located close to the water playground on the “Kleiner Cracauer Anger” meadow, opened its doors to the public on 29th May 2011 and promises visitors an abundance of fun and plenty of adrenaline-pumping action on three different levels containing 70 excellent high-rope challenges and zip wires up to 150 metres long. The High-Ropes Park is located inside the Elbauenpark but run by an external company.
For more information and to make reservations please contact:
- Kletterpark (High-Ropes Park) service hotline: +49 173 9494208 or +49 391 59069184
The Climbing Rock
This triangular, Y-shaped structure located in front of the former landfill site is 25 metres high, making it the tallest artificial climbing rock in the region. With its various climbing routes and different degrees of difficulty, the climbing rock is suitable for both professional and amateur climbers. It was constructed using parts of balconies obtained from former concrete tower blocks in the Olvenstedt district of Magdeburg. These concrete sections were then stacked to form a Y-shape and coated with an outer layer of sprayed concrete.
- The climbing rock is open to all experienced climbers who have the required equipment.
- It can be used all year round.
Guided climbing tours for companies, families and young people:
Outtrain Dirk Große
Dirk Große, Ropes Course Trainer with a German “Diplom” degree in Health Promotion
Weidenstrasse 8, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany
Tel. +49 391 5560892 or +49 179 5468771
Food and Drink Facilities (only open during the summer season)
“Großer Cracauer Anger” meadow: The Seebühne Bistro is the ideal place to take a quick break and enjoy a snack whilst walking through the park or for a pleasant drink to accompany your visit to a performance on the Lake Stage. For those looking for a bite to eat, the Bistro “Am Staudental” offers a wide range of different snacks and meals in a unique setting out in the open but under the shade of a group of trees.
“Kleiner Cracauer Anger” meadow: The ground floor of the Elbauenpark’s landmark, the Millennium Tower, houses the Millennium Tower Restaurant, which seats a total of 100 guests. The tower terrace also offers diners a wonderful view over the Angersee lake.
The meadow is additionally home to the Café am Rosengarten, which is situated next to the park’s stunning and romantic wild rose garden and is the perfect place to sit back and take a break.