Magdeburg

Magdeburg is the capital city of the Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, with a population of 228,800.

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St. Maurice and St Catherine

Gothic cathedral, known as the ''Magdeburger Dom'', is possibly the most well-known sight in the city. It was built on the remains of a roman cathedral from 1209 to 1520.

SEE   —  Map

Kloster unser lieben Frauen

founded in the 11th century, is one of the most important romanesque buildings in Germany. Today it is, among other things, home to an art gallery.

SEE   —  Regierungsstraße 4


Hyde

Brilliant bar, good prices and friendly staff. Highly recommended, had a great time would visit again!

DRINK   —  Sternstraße 29

Solo Food

Indian/Pakistani Cuisine, e.g., Chicken Curry, Chicken Karahi, Chicken Vidalo, Chicken Jallfrazi etc.



Millennium Tower

attracts many visitors. There is an exhibition on nature and history of humanity inside.

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St. John's Church

recently rebuilt as a multipurpose space after being severely damaged in WWII.



Green Citadel

a house designed by the famous architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

SEE   —  Breiter Weg 8A

Kulturhistorisches Museum

home to the famous statue '''Magdeburger Reiter'''



NH Magdeburg Hotel

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Ratswaage

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Curry 54

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Tokiohaus

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Bonapart

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Qilin

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About Magdeburg

Magdeburger Dom
Magdeburger Dom
Magdeburg used to be one of the most important medieval cities of Europe. It served as a more or less de facto "Eastern Capital" of the Ottonian dynasty in the 10th and 11th century and stayed one of Germany's most important cities until the early modern era. As a center of the reformation and a town that refused to bow to the emperor's authority in the thirty year's war, Magdeburg became a target of one of the most horrific battles of this war with more than 25 000 dead at the hand of the Catholic forces under Tilly and Pappenheim in the employ of the imperial forces. Tilly himself christened the event "Magdeburger Hochzeit" or Magdeburg marriage, based on the fact that the "maiden" Magdeburg (Magd is an old German word that can be translated as maid, Magdeburg also has a woman in its coat of arms) had defied the emperor for over a hundred years and was to be "married" and thus made to obey again. While the whole ordeal was seen as a horrible breach of the laws of military conduct even back than and most buildings were utterly destroyed by the flames, Magdeburg was soon rebuilt, but never gained the strength and importance it once had. During that time the mayor of Magdeburg was one Otto Gericke who is known even to this day for scientific experiments about vacuum, that some German schoolchildren read about in their textbooks. Thus and because of the Ottonian dynasty, Magdeburg is sometimes called "city of Ottos". During the Cold War era Magdeburg's population increased rapidly and the city became a socially and economically important center of the GDR.

After the German reunification, however, most of the city's economy was shut down. Although Magdeburg is in a continuous modernization process and its cityscape changed rapidly, it has to face the same problems like almost all cities of the same size in Eastern Germany: a decline of population due to more attractive jobs in western Germany.

The division of Germany is still visible in some ways.

Nonetheless Magdeburg has become a modern city with numerous interesting sights of high importance and uniqueness, as well as many parks, which make Magdeburg the third greenest city in Germany. New shopping malls and other attractions have changed the cityscape enormously. Today Magdeburg has the largest retail area in relation to its overall area of whole Germany.

Magdeburg is home of two of Germany's top ranking universities, which make it attractive to college students from all over Europe. Other scientific institutions, like the Max-Planck-Insitut, and one of the largest sites of the Fraunhofer Institut, make Magdeburg an important city for international research.

Today's industry includes traditional and also new branches. The company "Röstfein" is one of the best coffee brands in eastern Germany, and the company "Abtshof" is known for its traditional and unique vodka production. The world's first artificial sweetener was produced in Magdeburg and is still in production. The production of wind energy is one of the newer industry branches.


Source: wikivoyage