The park, which covers an area of 90 hectares and was awarded the title of Germany’s second most attractive park in 2005, is home to an abundance of different attractions that visitors can explore and discover. It also contains a number of areas, be it up at the vantage point on the park’s 40-metre-high former landfill site or hidden away on a sun lounger making the most of the stunning view over the park landscape, in which visitors can simply sit back, relax and enjoy an escape from everyday life.
Come and enjoy a true garden dream!
A Wide Range of Recreational and Leisure Attractions and Activities
Since being created, the unique ‘cultural landscape’ of the Elbauenpark, which is home to the Millennium Tower, Lake Stage, Butterfly House and a number of playgrounds, sports areas, pieces of art, themed gardens and many other attractions, has cemented its place as one of Magdeburg’s most important landmarks. Be it on one of the park's portable chairs or sun loungers or on your very own picnic blanket, the city’s most attractive sunbathing lawn is the ideal place to sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere that the Elbauenpark has to offer!
The park’s wide range of relaxing, entertaining, cultural, educational, health and sports-related attractions and activities has enabled it to establish its own unique profile and become an ideal location for all generations. On top of this, attractive events such as the “Elbauennacht” evening event, the “Ballonglühen” hot-air balloon event, park festivals, concerts and ballet performances have also developed their own traditions and attract visitors from near and far.
The Green Path for Young Visitors
The Elbauenpark also contains a “Green Path”, which acts as a 'green classroom’ for inquisitive young visitors in particular, giving them the opportunity to go on a special expedition in which they can have fun learning about nature and species conservation, biology, history, mathematics, physics and chemistry.
A Garden Dream Come True
The park is also the ideal location for curious individuals wanting to go on a journey of discovery, who can explore its different themed gardens, find out more about nature, puzzle their way through the labyrinth, which covers an area of 600 square metres.
Fans of nature and gardens will also love the stunning designs of the park’s seasonal plant and flower beds, which are incorporated into a combination of a park landscape with a diverse range of manmade features and the unspoilt natural Elbe landscape. Other popular attractions in the Elbauenpark include its flowery waterfalls, rose gardens and gardens of paradise.
An Absolute Must for Art Lovers
A walk through the Elbauenpark is also a must for art lovers, who can discover and observe an extremely wide variety of sculptures and pieces of art or follow mysterious sounds in locations such as the stone labyrinth, the pavilion of mirrors and the Be-Ge-Es music stand area. Those who look beyond the paths through the park will also be rewarded by a number of hidden areas or works of art that invite them to take a break and enjoy a few minutes of relaxation.
On top of all this, visitors who like to keep fit are also in for a treat during their time in the Elbauenpark! The park is home to a wide spectrum of activities and facilities for sports fans, who can make the most of the assault course, Frisbee disc golf course, skate park, sports area with an all-weather pitch and 25-metre-high climbing rock. When the weather gets frosty in the winter, the park also offers ice-skaters the opportunity to enjoy a few laps around the Angersee lake, and in the summer months, the 400-metre-long summer toboggan run offers endless fun for every visitor! The Elbauenpark is also an ideal location for joggers, inline skaters and cyclists. To top it off, visitors looking for even more adventure can sign up for a session at the high-ropes park (to be booked with the operator), which was opened in 2011, and enjoy tackling a brand-new challenge!
- Guided tours of the Elbauenpark or the Millennium Tower are available but must be booked in advance.
- An audiovisual tour of the Millennium Tower is available in German and English. The headsets can be hired for a fee of 1 Euro plus deposit.
- Educational activities for schools are also available in the form of interactive outdoor lessons that must be booked in advance.