Magdeburg by the river Elbe


Magdeburg not only surprises with its more than 800-year-old cathedral, Emperor Otto the Great or the Hundertwasser architectural project. Magdeburg is a city on the Elbe - with numerous offers on and on the river!

The city was already involved in the emerging Hanseatic League in the 13th century. The main exports were leather goods and grain from the fertile Börde soil. Magdeburg was an active member of the Saxon Association of Cities. Magdeburg law experienced an unusual career up to modern times. As a municipal law, it regulated urban coexistence. "First come, first served!" It promoted trade and business. Many cities adopted the Magdeburg law and the establishment of a jury chair.

Facts & Figures

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Year 805

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52.13158 latitude and 11.63996 longitude

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What is the city known for?

The landmark is the first Gothic cathedral on German soil: the Magdeburg Cathedral of St. Mauritius and St. Katharina.

In Magdeburg you ca visit an architectural masterpiece designd by Friedensreich Hundertwasser: THE GREEN CITADEL OF MAGDEBURG