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Sightseeing in Magdeburg - what to see. Complete travel guide

Magdeburg is an ancient city and the capital of the Saxony-Anhalt federal district. This place is situated on the bank of the river Elbe. During the times of Emperor Otto I the Benedictine monastery was built in the city, but because of this monastery the city was ambushed all the time by enemies who wanted to establish their authority. Their attempts finally brought success in spring 1631, when the imperial commander Tilly had ordered his troops to storm the city and destroy Magdeburg. Terrible destructions came upon the city during World War I. The historical center of Magdeburg laid totally in ruins. Later it was reconstructed, but only partially. However, those sights, which are precious to the city and its history, stand by now.
Magdeburg features a vast choice of restaurants, bars, pubs and cozy coffee houses. The Landhaus Hadrys restaurant is an attractive gastronomy establishment serving ethnic cuisine. There one … Open
Magdeburg is divided into two parts - the "spiritual" and "secular." In "secular" part of the city is located Market Square, which overlooks the two-story City Hall built in the XVII century and featuring the early Baroque style. In front of the City Hall is installed the monument devoted to Roland - the knight and the keeper of the city. He is also a symbol of justice and protects Magdeburg from various disasters such as plague or war. We suggest entering a wine restaurant located on this square. This place attracts passers-by delicious cuisine and old wines, as well as free exhibitions and music played by young musicians.
"Spiritual" part of the city is represented by numerous monasteries and churches. The most famous ones show a true heart of the German Romanesque - the monastery of St. Mary, St. Maurice and St. Catherine Cathedral. All these churches were built centuries ago. Today visitors can enjoy mesmerizing sound of organ concerts that are conducted there. A beautiful Rotehorn Park is located nearby. This truly wonderful place was planted yet in the XIX century. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The first reference of Magdeburg dates back to the 805. The great many of significant events embodied in the city landmarks and sights took place in the 12 centuries of the city history. The … Open
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.
Magdeburg offers various entertainments fitting every fancy to its guests. The city visitors will get a chance to explore the local natural attractions and recreate in beautiful parks, walk … Open
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.
The tallest wooden building in Germany, called the Millennium Tower (Jahrtausendturm) is in Magdeburg. It is located in the Elbauenpark. The height of this original building is 60 meters. The tower is completely built of wood and its construction was completed in 1999. The tower was built for the opening of the next exhibition of landscape design, which took place in the park. After the exhibition, it was decided not to disassemble the construction. Now it is used for various exhibitions and cultural events, and on the top of the visitors' tower an excellent viewing platform was built.
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Among the religious attractions worthy of attention, is the Walloon Church. Before, it was part of a large complex of the Augustinian Monastery. In the form in which the church can be seen now, it was built in the second half of the 14th century. It retains the original narrow windows, fragments of the old monastery yard, as well as a small tower, which was attached to the church in the 15th century.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Magdeburg
♥   Castle 'Konradsburg' , 22.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Huysburg' , 47.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Falkenstein Castle' , 56.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bunkenburg' , 57.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Regenstein Castle' , 58.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Magdeburg
♥   National Park 'Harz' , 85.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hainich' , 143.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Germany: things to see

The Brandenburg Gate is considered the main sight of Berlin, the capital of the country. The building of the Gate took place in 1788 – 1791. Nowadays, the monument is an important historic object. Once known as a “Charlie “guarding point, the monument was turned into a museum dedicated to the Cold War. The majority of ancient buildings in Berlin were destroyed during the Second World War, only a few have managed to survive till our days. These are St. Hedwig’s Cathedral, St. Nicolas Cathedral, the building of Arsenal, Marienkirche and Berlin Zoo, the biggest zoo in the world. Many historic landmarks were restored literally from ruins – the Berlin State Opera, Bellevue Palace, Reichstag, Charlottenberg Palace and Kaiser Wilhelm Kirche. There are more than a dozen of interesting museums in Berlin, the most famous of which are the Museum of Egypt, the Prussian Palace Museum, Bode Gallery, Kulturforum, Museum Island, the New National Gallery and Pergamon Museum. … Open
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