The most colorful building In the center of Magdeburg is the Grüne Zitadelle or Green Citadel, which is the last building to have been designed by the late Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000).Since the outer walls are quite obviously pink and not green, you might be wondering why it is called the Green Citadel. This is...more
I remember visiting Rotehorn - the city park and enjoying its unique and beautiful atmosphere and attractions.It was a good part of my visit to Magdeburg, too!I spent some time in the new districts, too, visiting their stores, cafes and parks.One of the city sites is Liebfrauenkirche - Church of Our Beloved Lady - and the monastery itself.It is...more
This is what you can see visiting the Dom, the city cathedral.The view is from another great old postcard I brought from my trip and have kept since my students' years.The city cathedral suffered a big destruction during the last war and was restored according to old drawings and pictures...more
Officially known as *Cathedral of Saints*, Magdeburger Dom was originally built in 937 and considered to be Germany's earliest Gothic church. With towers reaching 104m it is also the tallest in East Germany. It sits in the vast Cathedral Square surrounded by coffee shops and restaurants.Opening times are:Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00Sun 11.30 - 17.00more
There were several lovely churches in the city centre which we didn't have time to investigate unfortunately. St Sebastian's was one of them!St Sebastian's is also considered to be a cathedral. The cornerstone was laid in 1015 by archbishop Gero. IIt was destroyed in the same city fire as the other churches and buildings in Magdeburg, and then...more
I was thrilled and delighted to discover that one of my favourite artists - Hundertwasser (1928-2000) - had his last work built here in Magdeburg. It is very easy to find as it is close to the Cathedral. At a cost to build of 27.1million Euro, it contains 55 apartments, a hotel and a kindergarten. This is definitely well worth seeing -...more
Global investors and chain stores have invaded Magdeburg soon after the reunification. Along Ernst-Reuter-Allee two new shopping malls have been built: Allee-Center on Breiter Weg and City Carré next to the train station. These indoor malls – Allee-Center is the better of the two – have plenty of shops of all kinds and food stalls like everywhere,...more
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...more
I went there for a business trip and stayed two nights. I was deeply impressed by this hotel. If you...more
Since I was on a tight schedule I wanted a hotel as close as possible to the main railroad station....more
During my walkabout here I noticed the Magdeburg youth hostel in the city centre. I didn't stay here...more
The Taj Mahal was suggested by my hosts who had eaten there on several earlier occasions. It is a little out of the way place in Buckau, a small suburb of Magdeburg. We went on a mid-week night and it was very quiet. There was plenty of seating available and booking wasn't necessary. The staff were very friendly and helpful, even when we...more
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These is a nice nightclub for all who like to be with students and other young participants in one place. The music is a mixture of the last 40 years and the style is more like Depeche Mode, REM as well as Die Ärzte or other rock style music. In this club you feel young again and get the chance to remember some nice songs you even forgot about for...more
An amazing night at the theatre - with a difference! - can be had at the fabulous Theater an der Angel. The company is owned by Matthias Engle and Ines Lacroix who performed (brilliantly) in the Neil Simon comedy Der letzte der feurigen Liebhaber. The theatre itself is a beautifully renovated old villa on the bank of the Elba (all done by Engel and...more
The hasselbachplatz is the place to start a night in magdeburg. here you will find a big variety of bars and small clubs. a lot of stylish bars but also alternative pubs with long long opening hours (at weekends). My premium spot is the "jackelwood" located in the Sternstraße just south from the hasselbachplatz, with billiard, kicker and a lot of...more
Trams are the main means of public transport in Magdeburg city and to the suburbs. The network has been modernized after the reunification. If you are lucky you’ll travel in modern low-floor streetcars. There are, however, also old DDR trams still on tour which have high stairs at the doors and a wonderful rattling sound. The centre is walkable but...more
Magdeburg has been cut off the main railway line to Berlin when the ICE route from Hannover via Wolfsburg and Stendal was built in the 1990s – no one understands why this route surpasses the capital of Saxony-Anhalt. The fastest trains that reach Magdeburg are ICs on the Braunschweig-Leipzig route. Regional trains connect the city with Berlin and...more
in this nice shopping center you'll find a lot of stores, from the shoe shop til hairdresser, from clothes til electromarket, from snacks til the huge department store MARKTKAUF, in this shopping center is nothing missing. even for your children you find a carehood at the 2nd main entrance. If you are hungry you have the chance to eat in different...more
The Alter Markt opposite the Old Town Hall seemed very popular with locals. I was there on a Wednesday but I'm not sure if it's open every week day. All the average household requirements, from sausauges, jars of gherkins and sauerkraut to pegs, dishcloths, cardigans and slippers, that kind of thing.As it was spring, there seemed to be a lot of...more
This chair is a dream. It reclines like a dentists chair but isn't a stressful experience! In fact it's the exact opposite. You can just lay back and control the strength and intensity and frequency of the kneading, pummeling and massaging to a level that suits you, from the tip of your toes to the top of your head. I had a great trial period of...more
This is not an emergency exit, but rather an emergency entrance. The text, in four languages, reads: "We offer protection and information against violence and attacks by fascists and racists."
This is part of an initiative that was started in the summer of 1998 in Land Brandenburg, after a series of racist attacks against Africans and Vietnamese. The idea is to offer assistance to the victims of such attacks, and to encourage citizens to come out publicly against Neo-Nazi violence.
The program was begun by an organization called the djb, meaning Democratic Youth of Brandenburg, which was awarded the Aachen Peace Prize for this initiative in the year 2000.
This particular "Emergency Entrance" sign is at the entrance to the art museum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen in Magdeburg, which of course is not in Brandenburg at all but is the capital of Sachsen-Anhalt.
Perhaps there are more such signs in Brandenburg, I don't know. Or perhaps the program has served its purpose and run its course. In any case this is the only "Emergency Entrance" sign I have seen up to now.
Highest rate of unemployment and social problems of the former East Germany make Magdeburg to the town with the second highest rate of criminality in Germany after Frankfurt-Main Especially as foreigner avoid Ghettos like Olvenstedt!But town centre is quite safe.more
Rainy season: There is no special rainy seasonAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 8 – 19°C ( 47 - 66°F ); min: 1 - 8°C ( 34 - 47°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 23°C ( 70 - 74°F ); min: 10 - 13°C ( 50 - 55°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 19°C ( 43 - 66°F); min: 1 - 9°C ( 34 – 49°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 2 – 4°C ( 36 - 39°F); min: -1 - 0°C (...more
Always useful to bring some of these... but just in case you should forget ...LOOK! You can buy them on the street ! The Good Burghers of the Stadt have thoughtfully placed condom machines right where the public need them most AND there seemed to be several brands available. Bright yellow too so you can't miss it on a dark night! :)) How...more
Like any other self-respecting German city, Magdeburg has a large and active Adult Education Center (Volkshochschule or VHS) which offers reasonably priced courses on a wide variety of subjects, such as languages, politics, philosophy, art, fitness and gymnastics, computer courses and local history.Leiterstr. 939104 Magdeburgmore
Here the old romanic monastery "Kloster unserer lieben Frauen", in the old city of Magdeburg seen from east side.Sometimes are the evening views like this skyline very special - so see here that of Magdeburg,when the great comet- the special bright comet, that was overall in north hemisphere clear seen!Shure it will for the interest reader not so...more
Magdeburg has two cathedrals and two Bishops, one protestant*, one catholic. According to Roman Catholic church law the “cathedral” is this one, the church of St Sebastian, not the now protestant Dom. The smaller church beyond Breiter Weg is the church of the catholic Bishop of Magdeburg, thus has the status of a cathedral, since the Bishopric of...more
Visiting the city Botanical Gardens that are famous for their rich exhibits from all over the world.I enjoyed walking about the central streets of Magdeburg and visiting the movie theaters at night.In fact, using the map I managed to visit all the seven biggest movie theaters in the city.The Movie Week poster helped me in that.I took different...more
Otto von Guericke (1602-1686) was the mayor of Magdeburg and an ambitious scientist. His research in physics was focused on the properties of the vacuum. In 1650 he invented a vacuum pump to drag the air out of any container.His experiment about the vacuum that he performed in Magdeburg gained fame. Two copper hemispheres, closing tight but not...more
The DDR regime restored the Dom and a few other historical buildings but they did their best to turn Magdeburg into a socialist city. The typical residential blocks of prefabricated concrete pieces, known as Plattenbauten, were erected even in the heart of the town. Most of them have been renovated and altered after the reunification, some have...more