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Breiter Weg 8-10, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, 39104, Germany
More about Magdeburg
Cathedral of St Sebastian
Monument for the 1870/71 War
Elbe and Fürstenwall
One day in Magdeburg...
I will visit Magdeburg on next Saturday. Is it possible to cover all the sights in one day by walking from Bahnhof? What are the not-to-be-missed sights? Seems I can't really find much infos from the travel guides. So hope you guys can give me some tips...
RE: One day in Magdeburg...
I worked in Magdeburg for a couple of weeks. It's not really a touristy place. Most of the orginal city was destroyed by British bombers during World War II. The town square and cathedral are about all that remains of the old town. Most of the city is utilitarian, East German apartment blocks. As I recall, the most famous resident was the composer Telemann, who played the otgan in the cathedral there. You definitely wouldn't need more than a day to see its sites.
RE: One day in Magdeburg...
- the Monastery of Our Lady (museum) a masterpiece of the Romanesque style
- the Gothic Magdeburg Cathedral. Has some of the most remarkable medieval sculptures (the Imperial Couple, St. Maurice, St. Catherine, The Wise and Foolish Virgins)
Travel Tips for Magdeburg
A Friendly Graffiti
I saw this cute figure salutating passers-by on a wall near Hasselbachplatz.
This leads to the question… how friendly are the people of Magdeburg? The inhabitants of his part of Germany, which also includes my hometown Braunschweig (and probably myself;-)), are known for a, say, rather rough charme… They do not mean to be unfriendly, it is just their way of talking and behaving. So don’t let their ways impress you too much.
While Magdeburg’s centre has been reduced to rubble in World War II, the area south of the Dom has survived the war remarkably well. Hegelstraße and the surrounding smaller streets have been planned in the Gründerzeit, the late 19th and early 20th century, and built up with five or six storey city houses and historistic facades. After the reunification this quarter has been well restored. It has become the prettiest and most attractive residential quarter in town. Note the ornamental pavement of the sidewalks, the little front gardens with their wrought-iron fences and stone pillars, the facades in all varieties of historism and also some art nouveau.
When you visit the Dom on foot, make sure you don’t miss the small footpath around the choir. This is a romantic little spot. It is named Remtergang, from Remter, the small chapel in the back where the metropolitan chapter held their meetings. The path takes you through a gate and then to the promenade on Fürstenwall along the river bank.
Just like Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin, Magdeburg has got its Stalinist boulevard as a reverence to big brother in Moscow. Now named Ernst-Reuter-Straße, the street leads in west-eastern direction from the train station towards the Elbe. Several blocks along this street have been built in the 1950s in the style of the Stalin era with its typical ornaments.
Welcome to MAGDEBURG
The university town of Magdeburg is located in the Elbe-Boerde-Heath, has about 230,000 inhabitants and is the capital of Saxony-Anhalt. Magdeburg's culture and history is dating back about 1200 years. It became popular by the physicist Otto von Guericke, the inventor of the vacuum pump and his famous hemisphere experiment.
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