Magdeburg is the capital city of the Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It lies on the Elbe River and was one of the most important medieval cities of Europe. The 1200 year old capital city has a rich and colourful past, but is also a modern and thriving metropolis with many beautiful sights and attractions.
Magdeburg Cathedral and the Monastery of Our Lady are among the many historically important buildings highlighting a wealth of cultural attractions. New buildings such as the Waterway Junction and the Hundertwasserhaus have become further architectural gems in the crown of the capital city.
Things to see and do
* Cathedral of Magdeburg
* "Die GrUne Zitadelle" or The Green Citadel of Magdeburg, a large, pink building of modern architecture
* Unser Lieben Frauen Monastery – Museum for Modern Art
* Town Hall
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 200.95 sq km’s
Population – 230,500 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49
Port Location – The port is located on the Elbe river.
Transport Links – Magdeburg is well-connected to international airports which are located in Berlin (ca. 150km), Hanover (ca. 150km) and Leipzig/ Halle (ca. 100km)Magdeburg Airport is for short-hop business flights and private traffic only.
Buses to many locations in Saxony-Anhalt arrive and depart from the central bus station. The Zentrale Omnibusbahnhof Magdeburg (ZOB) or central bus station is situated next to the central station and within a few minutes walk from the city centre.
The central station is located in the city centre. Magdeburg is linked to the ICE/IC network of the German Rail.