Church in Magdeburg


Magdeburg’s main historical landmark traces its roots to 937 when Otto I founded a Benedictine monastery and built it into a fully fledged cathedral within two decades. After a fire destroyed the original a couple o…
Architecture in Magdeburg

Grüne Zitadelle

Completed in 2005, this piglet-pink building with trees growing from its facade and meadows sprouting on its rooftops was the final design of Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It reflects his philosophy o…
Park in Magdeburg

Elbauenpark & Jahrtausendturm

The Elbauenpark was carved out of the landscape for a 1999 garden exhibition, and has rose, sculpture and other gardens and a butterfly house. Its most unusual attraction, though, is the conical, 60m-high Jahrtausen…
Gallery in Magdeburg

Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen

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 Ape…
Museum in Magdeburg

Kulturhistorisches Mueum

This recently restored and enlarged museum boasts the original Magdeburger Reiter statue from 1240. A gilded copy is on Alter Markt.
Bridge in Magdeburg


You’ll rub your eyes in disbelief when you first see it: a massive water-filled bridge straddling the Elbe River. About 15km northeast of central Magdeburg, the Wasserstrassenkreuz is Europe’s longest canal bridge a…
Historic Building in Magdeburg


After the original bronze door of the Rathaus on Alter Markt was destroyed by WWII bombing, local artist Heinrich Apel designed the current bronze relief door, based on the original's 17th-century design.