10 Best Things To Do In Magdeburg, Germany

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Situated on the Elbe River, the city of Magdeburg has a lot of culture and history in its boundaries that will make you fall in love with this German city even more. The historical buildings, the museums filled with interesting facts, the cafes and bars and everything, in general, has a very back-in-the-day feel to it that will entice you.

In this article, find the top 10 things that you absolutely have to do in Magdeburg. The list has everything from a cathedral, museums, parks to cafes and historical sights that will satiate the history buff in you. Read on and find out.

1. Magdeburg Cathedral

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Magdeburg Cathedral takes pride in being the oldest Gothic cathedral in Germany. It is also one of the tallest cathedrals in eastern Germany. Apart from being the landmark of Magdeburg, it is also the resting place of Emperor Otto I the great. A visit to the Magdeburg Cathedral gives you a deep insight into history, art, and architecture.

Magdeburg Cathedral

Address: Am Dom 1, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany

Website: Magdeburg Cathedral (in German)

2. Magdeburg Zoo

Giraffe ZooMagdeburg
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What better way to spend a day with friends and family than amidst wildlife. Visit the Magdeburg Zoo to have a day full of fun and enjoyment. There is also a play area for your kids so they can have their share of fun too.

Magdeburg Zoo

Address: Zooallee 1, 39124 Magdeburg, Germany

Opening Hours: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Website: Magdeburg Zoo (in German)

3. Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen

Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen
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Close to the Magdeburg Cathedral and city centre, the Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen is one of the most famous landmarks and sights of Magdeburg. It has some very interesting art collections and exhibits. Visit it with your family, friends, or date and you will not be disappointed.

Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen

Address: Regierungsstr. 4-6, 39104 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Opening Hours: Tues - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sat - Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Closed on Mondays

Website: Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen

4. Jahrtausendturm

Jahrtausendturm in Magdeburg
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One of the highest wooden towers in the world, the Jahrtausendturm is conical in shape and holds exhibitions on the development of sciences. It gives us the history of scientific inventions from the ancient times to the present, modern age. It is a must-see for you as well as for children. Highly informative and interesting, it is sure to give you a unique experience.


Address: Elbauenpark Magdeburg, Tessenowstraße 7, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany

Opening Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Closed on Mondays

Website: Jahrtausendturm (in German)

5. Qilin

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Feeling the pangs of hunger? Visit Qilin and you will be satiated. A quaint Asian restaurant, Qilin is super-friendly, warm, and comfortable. The food is extremely delicious and will tingle your taste buds and make you feel satisfied with your decision. Enjoy an evening taking in the environment and taste.


Address: Otto-von-Guericke-Straße 86c, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm; Sun: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Website: Qilin (in German)

6. Rotehorn Park

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The Rotehorn Park is also known as Stadtpark and is the largest park in Magdenburg. Located close to the city centre, it is a beautiful park and gives the vibes of a forest area. The park has a large lake where you can sit and dip your legs while enjoying the wonderful scenery surrounding you. In the summer, you can rent boats to ride on the lake. Run, walk, let your children play in the play area, or just sit with a book soaking the whole environs up.

Rotehorn Park

Address: Niemeyerweg, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

7. Café Central

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Posted by Café Central Magdeburg on Thursday, 15 June 2017

This friendly cafe provides a very cosy and comfortable environment and is a dream come true for vegans as the cafe offers vegan-friendly food items as well. The food, service, drinks and ambience are all blended perfectly to give you the most amazing experience. Head over in the evening for mouth-watering delicacies and excellent drinks.

Café Central

Address: Sternstraße 30, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany

Opening Hours: 6:00 pm - 3:00 am

Website: Café Central (in German)

8. Kulturhistorisches Museum

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This history museum is located in the city centre and provides some very interesting facts. Here, you can add to your historical knowledge and learn the history of Magdeburg. It is a great place for an outing with friends or family; the collection is quite impressive with old statues, stuffed animal corpses that look alive and a lot more.

Kulturhistorisches Museum

Address: Otto-von-Guericke-Straße 68-73, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany

Opening Hours: Tues - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sat - Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Closed on Mondays

Website: Kulturhistorisches Museum (in German)

9. Wasserstrassenkreuz

Wasserstrassenkreuz Magdeburg oben und unten
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The Wasserstrassenkreuz is Europe’s largest canal bridge; it is a wonder of modern engineering technology and is quite spectacular to look at. The Wasserstrassenkreuz has made the passage of ships between Berlin and western Germany a lot easier. Visit this place for a nice walk, or to marvel at the brilliant work on the bridge.


Address: 39126 Magdeburg, Germany

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Website: Wasserstrassenkreuz (in German)

10. Rathaus

Rathaus Magdeburg - panoramio
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The Rathaus is the old town hall of Magdeburg and is a few metres away from the new town hall. The Rathaus is worth a visit for the historical information and for the details it has to offer.


Address: Alter Markt 6, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany

Soak up the essence of Magdeburg!

The history, culture, food, museums, and the whole environment of Magdeburg will make you fall in love with it. Explore the city with its brilliant and calm vibes. This is a treasure trove for you and your loved ones. Plan your holiday today and experience all of this.

It is time to create memories now.

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