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Top Choice Asian in Magdeburg


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 variations, fried seafoods, salads, noodles and superb stir-fries (all without …
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…
Bar in Magdeburg

Café Central

This hip bar-cum-literary-salon re-creates the early 1900s with antique velvet sofas, flocked wallpaper and Persian carpets. There are comedy shows, public readings, films or lectures on many evenings. It’s worth vi…
Steak in Magdeburg

Bralo House

An extensive wine list accompanies a wide range of steaks, salads and burgers, cooked to your liking at this popular, central haunt. There's not a lot for either vegetarians or pescetarians.
International in Magdeburg

Die Saison

Classic German cuisine gets a modern international twist within the ornately detailed dark-green walls of this robust hotel's stylish art-deco dining room.
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.
International in Magdeburg

Liebig Lounge

Diners range from tattooed hipsters to helmet-headed grannies in this trendy cafe-bar-restaurant with large outdoor terrace.