Top 10 Things to do in Magdeburg, Germany

August 13, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Magdeburg (German pronunciation: [ˈmakdəbʊɐ̯k] ( listen); Low Saxon: Meideborg, [ˈmaˑɪdebɔɐ̯x]) is the capital city and the second largest city of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Magdeburg is situated on the Elbe River and was one of the most important medieval cities of Europe.
Restaurants in Magdeburg

1. Die Gruene Zitadelle von Magdeburg

Breiter Weg 8, 39104 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany +49 391 6208655
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4.5 based on 369 reviews

Die Gruene Zitadelle von Magdeburg

Reviewed By Colin D - West Drayton, United Kingdom

I never had a chance to look around this place properly the first time that I saw it, hence it was always on my wish list to go back and I am so glad that I did.
Just walk around the outside to begin with and take photos. You will need a camera to do it justice though as no phone will allow you sufficient wide angle to get everything of interest in.
Once you have seen the outside, go in and look at the courtyards with a Fountain, quirky shops, chairs fixed to walls and trees. A true fairy tale experience.
Travel tip number 1: Go into the toilets and take a phot or two if you get the chance. These are just as quirky as the rest of the building.
Travel tip number 2: If you do not go at a time when you can go up the roof (not many tours so you may need to be a hotel guest), then take a trip up the Cathedral tower about 100m away and you can get some wonderful pictures and understand why it is called the Green Citadel not the Pink Citadel.

2. Magdeburger Dom

Am Dom 1, 39104 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany +49 391 5410436
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4.5 based on 335 reviews

Magdeburger Dom

Reviewed By Colin D - West Drayton, United Kingdom

Now this sort of place may not be to everyones taste, but if in Magdeburg it is worth a visit just for the views from the outside alone. I had been before some years ago but went back as I wanted to spend a little more time there and was very glad that I did.
The outside is in a typical Gothic style and has aged well with the blackening from polution adding to the character. Inside is rather plain in places compared but typical of a German Protestant church of the era. However that is not to say that it is not worth the inside visit.
Inside the pulpit, the tower and the courtyard are my highlights. Don't go in and miss the courtyard! We had a tower visit (not very expensive) which was well worth it to see the inside of the tower where it has been extended, the bells and most importantly the views when you get to the top. An amazing view of the city and especially the Green Citadel rooftop.
The courtyard is a mixture of styles over many centuries and very photogenic though at the time of writing there was some scaffolding in two corners.
The tower trip was at 3PM on a Saturday and the sent up a special guide with us to do parts in English (the tour is in German), so very well done to the staff.
Free entry to all but the tower, but 2 EURO for a photographers permit.
If you want the tower be prepared for a long climb up spiral staircases. Worth it though.
A must see if in Magdeburg. History, art, culture and an amazing building.

3. Jahrtausendturm im Elbauenpark

Tessenowstr. 5a, 39114 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany +49 391 5934263
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4.5 based on 105 reviews

Jahrtausendturm im Elbauenpark

Reviewed By Geeess - Rome, Italy

This is a modern commemorative garden opposite a traditional set of buildings.It was built for the millennium and has large spread.It has a spiral kind of building at its core and an aquarium and other smaller attractions around.Its like a big picnic and family garden.However,the gate to its real; entry is difficult to locate.many people park around it and then run or jog around it rather than within it.Not really worth the trouble to find it.

4. Alter Markt Magdeburg

39104 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany +49 391 83809412
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4 based on 83 reviews

Alter Markt Magdeburg

Reviewed By Giuseppe L - Athens, Greece

Beautiful moments in the center of Magdeburg where the Weihnachtsmarkt are so traditionals and the mulled Wein is so tasty and nett! Recommend to go there at least once in a year :)

5. Stadtpark Rotehorn

Insel in der Elbe | Gegenüber der Altstadt, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Stadtpark Rotehorn

Reviewed By Monica V - Bucharest, Romania

I like very much German parks generally, they are so big and well taken care of that one can just go there and unwind.. Magdeburg's parks are no exception.. this one in particular is huge and it's also close to another lovely park Klosterbergegarten and to the botanical garden Gruson Gewaechshaeuser, which are both worth a visit as well.

6. Herrenkrug Park

Herrenkrug, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Herrenkrug Park

Reviewed By Immerenga - Luxembourg

Nice park at the north-eastern border of Magdeburg. Good for walks or rides on your bike. Open every day of the year

7. Kanalbruecke Magdeburg

Schiffshebewerk 8A, 39126 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Kanalbruecke Magdeburg

Reviewed By Geeess - Rome, Italy

Reading about this is better than going there.Its quaint in that there are 2 canals over each other to link 2 rivers separately.That's good imagination.But to see it is not that much.Its a bit off the track and not any great eating places nearby. Not good for a rainy day.Some excitement if you walk along a Promenade on the top level

8. Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen

Regierungsstr. 4-6, 39104 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany +49 391 565020
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen

Reviewed By operalover939 - Toronto, Canada

Located in an old convent, this art gallery has a small but interesting collection, consisting of some medieval and baroque sculptures, a room filled with perhaps two dozen twentieth-century works, and a space that holds special Exhibitions, at this time a varied collection called "Das ist ein Mensch (Ecce homo)." It contained some very interesting pieces. Recommended. There is a cafe, but we did not use it.

9. Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg

Zooallee 1, 39124 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany +49 391 280900
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4 based on 74 reviews

Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg

Reviewed By Dandillion1991 - Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

We had an amazing day out at Magdeburg Zoo! Having lived in the area, it was definitely a must, and we are so glad we visited. We even got to feed the elephants! This day was one to be remembered for a very long time!

10. Elbauenpark Magdeburg

Elbpromenade, 39114 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany +49 391 593450
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Elbauenpark Magdeburg

Reviewed By Olugbenga A

Good for family outing and also hosts outdoor events. Tickets are usually sold at the entrance for visit trips and it has a wide expanse with outdoor play structures which kids and youths will like, eg mound Hill for kiddie climbs, stone walls for climbers, roller skates ramp, flower garden, ponds, wide field, train ride around and over the facility, a walk through wooden tower in which one can learn more about evolution of human and animals, collection of butterflies, etc. It's simply a place to spend a relaxed day with the family.

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