Magdeburg (German pronunciation: [ˈmakdəbʊɐ̯k] ( listen); Low Saxon: Meideborg, [ˈmaˑɪdebɔɐ̯x]) is the capital city and the second largest city of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Magdeburg is situated on the Elbe River and was one of the most important medieval cities of Europe.
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4.5 based on 369 reviews
I never had a chance to look around this place properly the first time that I saw it, hence it was always on my wish list to go back and I am so glad that I did.
Just walk around the outside to begin with and take photos. You will need a camera to do it justice though as no phone will allow you sufficient wide angle to get everything of interest in.
Once you have seen the outside, go in and look at the courtyards with a Fountain, quirky shops, chairs fixed to walls and trees. A true fairy tale experience.
Travel tip number 1: Go into the toilets and take a phot or two if you get the chance. These are just as quirky as the rest of the building.
Travel tip number 2: If you do not go at a time when you can go up the roof (not many tours so you may need to be a hotel guest), then take a trip up the Cathedral tower about 100m away and you can get some wonderful pictures and understand why it is called the Green Citadel not the Pink Citadel.
4.5 based on 335 reviews
Now this sort of place may not be to everyones taste, but if in Magdeburg it is worth a visit just for the views from the outside alone. I had been before some years ago but went back as I wanted to spend a little more time there and was very glad that I did.
The outside is in a typical Gothic style and has aged well with the blackening from polution adding to the character. Inside is rather plain in places compared but typical of a German Protestant church of the era. However that is not to say that it is not worth the inside visit.
Inside the pulpit, the tower and the courtyard are my highlights. Don't go in and miss the courtyard! We had a tower visit (not very expensive) which was well worth it to see the inside of the tower where it has been extended, the bells and most importantly the views when you get to the top. An amazing view of the city and especially the Green Citadel rooftop.
The courtyard is a mixture of styles over many centuries and very photogenic though at the time of writing there was some scaffolding in two corners.
The tower trip was at 3PM on a Saturday and the sent up a special guide with us to do parts in English (the tour is in German), so very well done to the staff.
Free entry to all but the tower, but 2 EURO for a photographers permit.
If you want the tower be prepared for a long climb up spiral staircases. Worth it though.
A must see if in Magdeburg. History, art, culture and an amazing building.
4.5 based on 105 reviews
This is a modern commemorative garden opposite a traditional set of buildings.It was built for the millennium and has large spread.It has a spiral kind of building at its core and an aquarium and other smaller attractions around.Its like a big picnic and family garden.However,the gate to its real; entry is difficult to locate.many people park around it and then run or jog around it rather than within it.Not really worth the trouble to find it.
4 based on 83 reviews
4.5 based on 41 reviews
I like very much German parks generally, they are so big and well taken care of that one can just go there and unwind.. Magdeburg's parks are no exception.. this one in particular is huge and it's also close to another lovely park Klosterbergegarten and to the botanical garden Gruson Gewaechshaeuser, which are both worth a visit as well.
4.5 based on 43 reviews
Reading about this is better than going there.Its quaint in that there are 2 canals over each other to link 2 rivers separately.That's good imagination.But to see it is not that much.Its a bit off the track and not any great eating places nearby. Not good for a rainy day.Some excitement if you walk along a Promenade on the top level
4.5 based on 34 reviews
Located in an old convent, this art gallery has a small but interesting collection, consisting of some medieval and baroque sculptures, a room filled with perhaps two dozen twentieth-century works, and a space that holds special Exhibitions, at this time a varied collection called "Das ist ein Mensch (Ecce homo)." It contained some very interesting pieces. Recommended. There is a cafe, but we did not use it.
4 based on 74 reviews
4.5 based on 36 reviews
Good for family outing and also hosts outdoor events. Tickets are usually sold at the entrance for visit trips and it has a wide expanse with outdoor play structures which kids and youths will like, eg mound Hill for kiddie climbs, stone walls for climbers, roller skates ramp, flower garden, ponds, wide field, train ride around and over the facility, a walk through wooden tower in which one can learn more about evolution of human and animals, collection of butterflies, etc. It's simply a place to spend a relaxed day with the family.
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