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  • The cathedral of Magdeburg (early 13C) was the first attempt to bring the Gothic style of the great French cathedrals to Germany. Outside, the Paradise Doorway displays statues of the Wise and Foolish Virgins. Also see the chapel of the fountains. In..

  • 2 Notre-Dame Abbey Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Regierungsstr. 4-6

    The abbey was founded in 1015 by Augustinian canons. The buildings, dating from the second half of the 11C and restored after 1945, form a vast, homogeneous Romanesque ensemble. The cloister remains one of Germany's best preserved.

  • 3 Elbauen Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens


    This extensive 140ha park created for the 1999 horticulture exhibition boasts a lake, themed gardens, butterfly house, summer toboggan run and superb vantage points. The park's most interesting landmark is the millennium tower, at 60m the tallest woo..

  • 4 Johanneskirche

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The oldest church in the city, Johanneskirche existed as early as the 10C but was destroyed down to its surrounding walls during the Second World War. Luther preached here in 1524 (commemorative monument in front of the church). Today it is used as a..

  • 5 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Alter Markt

    In front of the two-storey 17C Baroque building is the famous statue of the Magdeburg Knight, one of the oldest equestrian statues in Germany. At the left of the building, note the monument to the memory of Otto von Guericke.

  • 6 St Peter's Hill Magdeburg

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Neustädter Straße

    There are three churches on St Peter's Hill: the Magdalenekapelle, with a single Gothic nave, the St. Petrikirche, a Gothic hall-church with three aisles, and the Wallonerkirche - dating from the 13C -, the former abbey church of a community originat..

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