During a walk around the city, you can see a lot of symbolic sculptures and statues. In one of the city squares, there is a sculpture of the Magdeburg Rider. This sculpture was installed in the square more than a hundred years ago. According to historical data, the prototype for its creation was the Kaiser Otto I. In the 1960s, it was decided to move the original sculpture to the Magdeburg’s Cultural History Museum and in its place establish an exact copy. The author of the sculpture, which guests of the city can see on the square now, is Heinrich Apel.
Among the historical buildings that have survived in the city, it is worth noting the Tower of St. Luke. It was built in the beginning of the 13th century and was part of the complex of defensive fortifications of the city. Despite numerous battles, the tower is perfectly preserved to our days. Not so long ago it was completely reconstructed. Now, in the tower there is an interesting museum devoted to the life and scientific activity of Guericke.
The most unusual architectural monument of the city is the Green Citadel. This original building was built by the famous architect Hundertwasser. The main feature of the building with the original asymmetrical facade is the live garden on its roof. The appearance of the Green Citadel is absolutely not associated with its name. The walls of the building are painted in bright pink color.