Sights of Magdeburg
- Cathedral "St. Mauritius & St. Katharina"
The first German gothic cathedral, built after the destruction of its
romanesque predecessor during 1209 - 1520.
- Monastery "Our Dear Ladies"
Magdeburg's oldest building -- art exhibitions and concerts take place
- Old Market with city hall and the statue "Rider of Magdeburg"
- Kulturhistorical Museum
with a persistent exhibition on the history of Magdeburg and changing
- Recreation Park "Rotehorn"
spreading on the island of the river Elbe.
- "Gruson" Greenhouses and "Kloster-Berge" Garden
the latter being Lennés first public garden, laid out in 1824.
The greenhouses accommodate Europe's largest collection of cactuses.
- Magdeburg Zoo
situated in the city's oldest park, providing a home for more than
- Millenium Tower and "lake stage" theater in the "Elbauen-Park",
the youngest park of Magdeburg, opened 1999 for the Federal Garden Show "BUGA".
Some historical facts
- 805 first authenticated mention
- from 962 imperial palace of the Ottonians
- 1188 Magdeburg becomes a town
- 1275 Magdeburg enters the Hanse federation
- 1524 Martin Luther preaches in St. Johns Church
- 1631 Siege and complete destruction of the city
- 19th century Prussian fortress and industrial development
- 1945 destruction of the city on 16 January
- 1990 Magdeburg becomes capital of the federal state Saxony-Anhalt
- 1993 The newly built Hotel Scivias opens on 2 May
- 2000 The "Kulturhistorisches Museum" presents an exhibition on Emperor Otto I.
- 2002 Magdeburg honours Otto von Guericke, who was mayor and scientist in the
17. century, with numerous events.
- 2005 Magdeburg 12hundert: celebrating the 1,200th anniversary from May to October.
More information: www.magdeburg.de