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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!

Dom St. Mauritius und St. Katharina © IMG GmbH (Michael Bader)

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!

 

Magdeburg Cathedral, dedicated to St. Maurice and St. Catherine

Interner Link: Magdeburg Cathedral, dedicated to St. Maurice and St. Catherine
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 Magdeburg, the capital city of the German Land of Saxony-Anhalt.
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The GREEN CITADEL OF MAGDEBURG

Interner Link: The GREEN CITADEL OF MAGDEBURG
One of Magdeburg's most eye-catching attractions for visitors is also one of the last architectural masterpieces designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The Hundertwasser Building is located among a mixture of Baroque facades and examples of modern design.
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The Elbauenpark

Interner Link: Elbauenpark Magdeburg
With its unique «Seebühne» Lake Stage and the Millennium Tower, the world's tallest wooden construction of its kind, the Elbauenpark in the German city of Magdeburg is well worth a visit 365 days a year.
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Art Museum in the Monastery of Our Lady

Interner Link: Allgemein
The Art Museum in the Monastery of Our Lady is the most important venue for contemporary art and sculpture in the German Land of Saxony-Anhalt and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region.
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Waterway Junction

Interner Link: Wasserstraßenkreuz
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.
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Magdeburg Cultural History Museum

Interner Link: Magdeburg Cultural History Museum
Thanks to its outstanding medieval exhibitions, the Museum has become famous far beyond the German Land of Saxony-Anhalt.
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Old Market with the Magdeburg Horseman

Interner Link: Alter Markt mit Magdeburger Reiter
In the heart of the city at the Old Market (Alter Markt) you can admire the so-called Magdeburg Horseman, the bronze replica of the first free-standing equestrian statue to be found north of the Alps.
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Old Town Hall

Interner Link: Altes Rathaus von Magdeburg
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.
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Otto-von-Guericke-Museum Lukasklause

Interner Link: Lukasklause mit Otto-von-Guericke-Museum
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.
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St. John's Church

Interner Link: Saint John's Church
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.
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Stadtpark Rotehorn

Interner Link: Stadtpark Rotehorn
The Stadtpark Rotehorn is one of the most scenic German garden parks fashioned in English style where the green heart of the city beats. The park was created on an Elbe island in the middle of the city.
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Herrenkrugpark

Interner Link: Herrenkrugpark
Already in the 17th century many townspeople came to this stretch of land, dominated by meadows and pastures, and they rounded off their little excursion with a visit to the nearby pub which was named Herren or Neuer Krug (new jug).
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Hasselbachplatz

Interner Link: Hasselbachplatz
At Hasselbachplatz, which is named after a former major of Magdeburg (1809-1882), you can marvel at the city?s most magnificent Gründerzeit-style facades. This district is home to many pubs, bars and restaurants and is well worth a visit, especially in the evening.
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Hegelstraße

Interner Link: Hegelstraße
The Hegelstrasse street begins at the Cathedral and runs in a southerly direction. The popular boulevard was built between 1880 and 1920, during the Gründerzeit era, and is lined with magnificent representative buildings.
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Fürstenwall

Interner Link: Fürstenwall
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.
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Sternbrücke

Interner Link: Sternbrücke
Even one 100 years ago the Sternbrücke building project was a hot topic which did not cool down for quite some time. Therefore, the bridge is not only a masterpiece of engineering made of steel and concrete, it is also part of Magdeburg's identity.
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Gruson Greenhouses

Interner Link: Gruson Greenhouses
The «Gruson-Gewächshäuser» are a collection of greenhouses that are home to a traditional botanical garden featuring the exotic collection of plants kept by the industrialist Herrmann Gruson from the German city of Magdeburg.
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