The state capital at the Elbe

The Elbe has no other choice on its way from Dresden to the North Sea. But it flows smoothly, steadily, without pause, without the leisure. Magdeburg would be just as much for an extraordinary stop. The former imperial and Prussian fortified town has not only been a political and cultural center of gravity since its election to the state capital of Saxony-Anhalt.

Your “third Rome” was once the most powerful city in Europe. The medieval cathedral district with the Gothic cathedral, the Romanesque monastery, the baroque parliament and many other buildings are stone witnesses to the long and varied city history.

In addition to its history, modernity also flourishes here. Architecturally, for example, in the “Green Citadel”. It is the last completed construction project of the brilliant architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Or the waterway cross. The largest hydroelectric engineering plant in Central Europe. With its locks, lifting gear and trough bridges unique. Both buildings will be visited as well as the green Magdeburg with the Stadt- und Herrenkrugpark.

Worth to visit

Magdeburg Cathedral

The Magdeburger Dom is the oldest Gothic building in Germany and is the burial church of the first German Emperor Otto I. Until the completion of the Cologne Cathedral in 1880 he was the largest church building in Germany.

Waterway Cross Magdeburg
The waterway cross is the largest in Europe. Its central structure, the trough bridge across the Elbe, is the longest channel bridge in the world and the largest steel structure in Europe.

The Green Citadel of Magdeburg
The Green Citadel is the last realized building of Friedensreich Hundertwasser and its largest single building. The residential and commercial building is just opposite the Magdeburger Dom.

Elbauenpark with a millennium tower
The Elbauenpark is the site of the 25. Bundesgartenschau. Its most important building is the incredible Millennium Tower, the largest wooden structure in the world.

The Hegelstraße
The Hegelstraße is a grand boulevard after Parisian example. The most important building is the Palais am Fürstenwall. Today it is the state Chancellery of the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Rhein Escort Magdeburg – gorgeous ladies for every occasion.