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"Magdeburg - Pearl of the Romanesque Road" Top 5 Page for this destination Magdeburg by Mariajoy

Magdeburg Travel Guide: 112 reviews and 374 photos

Not all Post-War Communist Housing Developments!

Celebrating its 1200 year anniversary, Magdeburg, the capital and a highlight of Sachsen Anhalt on the river Elbe is a lively, modern and vibrant East German city with a fascinating history from Otto the Great to Otto von Guericke. Approaching the centre, on the outskirts you will see plenty of post-war Stalinist style architecture but things are changing and the most recent exciting development is the newly built Hundertwasserhaus, Die Gruene Zitadelle in Dom Platz.

Some of the information regarding the churches of Magdeburg was provided by my VT friend Nemorino Thanks Don!

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  • Pros:A beautiful, historical and Growing city!
  • In a nutshell:Friendly, thriving and peaceful
  • Last visit to Magdeburg: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2007 at 12:00 PM

    its another place, I like to visit, not for the old architecture, BUT rather for Hundertwasser ;-) and for the ship-bridge !

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2007 at 8:36 AM

    A surprisingly nice place! Nice your tip about manholes. You remember the ones in Rome written S.P.Q.R. on them which means "Sono Pazzi Questi Romani" (they are foolish, these Romans)

  • Anchovy56's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2007 at 9:55 AM

    Thats the battleship my father served on. The USS Damato.

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2007 at 2:59 PM

    Excellent page. Your photos and tips really showcase how much German unification has improved Magdeburg. I worked at the University here just after the wall had fallen. It was really depressing and characterless in those days.

  • Jan 25, 2007 at 2:22 PM

    I've never been to Madgeburg yet but it certainly looks like a city that I would enjoy! Good work!!!

  • nigelw6443's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2006 at 5:18 AM

    Hi Maria, I have passed Magdeburg many times but never thought of stopping? Perhaps next time now I know about the Hundertwasser Building. Great tips! Nigel

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2006 at 11:42 PM

    Magdeburg is worth a visit! Great page!

  • Madschick's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2006 at 4:28 AM

    I really should go visit some day.... Thanks for a mouthwatering page!!

  • Escadora7's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2006 at 1:31 PM

    Hi Maria! Your manhole was a featured tip on the VT-homepage, which brought me to your Magdeburg page. Really nice tips!!!! Best wishes, Eve

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2006 at 12:06 PM

    Hmm, for me it looks like both e-mail and the forums are not working properly ... :-(

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