Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen
Completed in 2005, this piglet-pink building with trees growing from its facade and meadows sprouting on its rooftops was the final...
Magdeburg’s main historical landmark traces its roots to 937 when Otto I (912–73) founded a Benedictine monastery and had it built up...
The local artist Heinrich Apel designed the relief bronze door of the Rathaus on Alter Markt square. It was recreated in its...
Popular for classical music concerts, this atmospheric church dates back, in parts, to 1131.
Magdeburg’s culinary scene won’t blow you out of the Elbe but this small, sleek pan-Asian eatery is excellent – it serves soups, sushi...
Lonely Planet review
Magdeburg’s oldest building, a decommissioned medieval monastery, is now a museum presenting regional sculptures and contemporary art from Saxony-Anhalt. The front door, designed by popular local artist Heinrich Apel (b 1935), is fun: you knock with the woman’s necklace and push down on the man’s hat to enter. Admission to the cloister is free.