24 Sights in Magdeburg, Germany (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Magdeburg, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 24 sights are available in Magdeburg, Germany.

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1. Magdeburger Halbkugeln

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The Magdeburg hemispheres are a pair of large copper hemispheres, with mating rims. They were used to demonstrate the power of atmospheric pressure. When the rims were sealed with grease and the air was pumped out, the sphere contained a vacuum and could not be pulled apart by teams of horses in a famous first public demonstration in 1654. The Magdeburg hemispheres were invented by German scientist and mayor of Magdeburg, Otto von Guericke, to demonstrate the air pump that he had invented, and the concept of atmospheric pressure. The first artificial vacuum had been produced a few years earlier by Evangelista Torricelli, and had inspired Guericke to design the world's first vacuum pump, which consisted of a piston and cylinder with one-way flap valves. The hemispheres became popular in physics lectures as an illustration of the strength of air pressure, and are still used in education. The original hemispheres are on display in the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

Wikipedia: Magdeburg hemispheres (EN)

2. Cathedral of Magdeburg

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Magdeburg Cathedral, officially called the Cathedral of Saints Maurice and Catherine, is a Protestant cathedral in Germany and the oldest Gothic cathedral in the country. It is the proto-cathedral of the former Prince-Archbishopric of Magdeburg. Today it is the principal church of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany. The south steeple is 99.25 m tall, the north tower 100.98 m, making it one of the tallest cathedrals in eastern Germany. The cathedral is likewise the landmark of Magdeburg, the capital city of the Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt, and is also home to the grave of Emperor Otto I the Great and his first wife Edith.

Wikipedia: Magdeburg Cathedral (EN)

3. Opernhaus

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Theater Magdeburg is the principal theatre organization in Magdeburg, Germany, the capital of the state Saxony-Anhalt. It was formed in 2004 with the merger of two theatres, the Theater der Landeshauptstadt and the Freie Kammerspiele. It presents performances of opera, ballet, musical theatre, concerts, and plays. Theater Magdeburg has its own opera, ballet, and theatre companies and is the home of the Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra. It has three main performing venues. the Opernhaus, the Schauspielhaus (Playhouse), and the DomplatzOpenAir, which is set up each summer near Magdeburg Cathedral.

Wikipedia: Theater Magdeburg (EN)

4. Wallonerkirche

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The Wallonerkirche, including Sankt-Augustini Church, is a Protestant church in the old town of Magdeburg. The church and the grown community center are used both by the Evangelical Lutheran old town as well as by the Evangelical Reformed community of Magdeburg. The Evangelical Student Community of the Church has also been using the Church since 2004. In addition to the cathedral, St. Sebastian and St. Petri, the Wallonerkirche is one of the few historical churches of the Magdeburg old town, which are still preserved and used in church.

Wikipedia: Wallonerkirche (DE)

5. Magdeburger Reiter

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The Magdeburger Reiter is an equestrian statue that was made around 1240 in the younger Magdeburg workshop. It is an early life-size round sculptural equestrian statue of medieval sculpture and is one of the first works of European art history. Two virgins complete it to form a group of figures. The three statues consist of several blocks of fine-grained sandstone. There is a copy on the Alter Markt, the original can be seen in the Kaiser-Otto-Saal in the Cultural History Museum Magdeburg.

Wikipedia: Magdeburger Reiter (DE)

6. Jahrtausendturm

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Jahrtausendturm is, at 60 metres (200 ft), one of the highest wooden towers in the world. It was established on the occasion of the Bundesgartenschau 1999 in the Magdeburger Elbauenpark in Magdeburg, Germany. The tower houses an exhibition on the development of sciences, which is supported by many descriptive experiments with which the visitor can interact. One notable example is a powerful telescope through which visitors can observe the distant clock-face on the Magdeburger cathedral.

Wikipedia: Jahrtausendturm (EN)

7. Sankt Marien

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St. Mary's Church (German: Kirche St. Marien) is a Roman Catholic church in Sudenburg, a district of Magdeburg, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt. It belongs to the parish of St. Maria, which has its seat at the church Maria Hilfe der Christen in the Magdeburg district of Ottersleben, and to the deanery Magdeburg of the diocese of Magdeburg. The church on Rottersdorfer Straße, named after St. Mary, is a listed building and is one of the cultural monuments in Sudenburg.

Wikipedia: St. Marien (Magdeburg) (DE)

8. Otto-von-Guericke-Brunnen

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Otto von Guericke was a German scientist, inventor, and politician. His pioneering scientific work, the development of experimental methods and repeatable demonstrations on the physics of the vacuum, atmospheric pressure, electrostatic repulsion, his advocacy for the reality of "action at a distance" and of "absolute space" were noteworthy contributions for the advancement of the Scientific Revolution.

Wikipedia: Otto von Guericke (EN)

9. Kettenschleppdampfer Gustav Zeuner

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The chain tug Gustav Zeuner was built in 1894 as the first chain tug of the second generation in the shipyard Übigau near Dresden. The ship is the only almost completely preserved relic of chain shipping on the Elbe. The ship was in service on the Elbe from 1895 to 1931 and is now a museum ship in the trading port of Magdeburg. It is named after the German engineer Gustav Zeuner.

Wikipedia: Gustav Zeuner (Schiff) (DE)

10. Festung Mark

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The Fortress Mark, formerly known as Kaserne Mark, is a former "defensive barracks" of the fortress Magdeburg. Today it is used as a centre for cultural events in Magdeburg. The building is now a listed building. Due to the few preserved defense barracks in Germany, the fortress Mark has a supra-regional importance for the history of military construction in the 19th century.

Wikipedia: Kaserne Mark (DE)

11. Sankt-Josef-Kirche

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Sankt-Josef-Kirche Die Autorenschaft wurde nicht in einer maschinell lesbaren Form angegeben. Es wird Olaf2 als Autor angenommen (basierend auf den Rechteinhaber-Angaben). / CC-BY-SA-3.0

St. Joseph's Church is a Catholic church in the Neu Olvenstedt district of Magdeburg, Germany. It is part of the parish of St. John Bosco, located at the Church of St. Agnes in the parish of Magdeburg. The church is dedicated to St. Joseph, who has been known by the Catholic Church as Joseph of the Workers since 1955, and celebrates his holiday on May 1. May be honored.

Wikipedia: Sankt-Josef-Kirche (Magdeburg) (DE)

12. Sankt Johannis

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St. John's Church in Magdeburg is a former church building in the Altstadt district with the address Johannisbergstraße 1. Until its profanation, it was dedicated to John the Evangelist. Since 1999 it has been used as a ballroom and concert hall of the city of Magdeburg. From January to June 2014, it served as a meeting venue for the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt.

Wikipedia: St.-Johannis-Kirche (Magdeburg) (DE)

13. Albinmüller-Turm

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The Albinmüller Tower is an observation tower in the Rotehornpark in Magdeburg and is one of the city's landmarks. The observation tower shapes the Magdeburg city skyline and is located near the Elbe on the Elbe island of Werder next to the Magdeburger Stadthalle. With its elegance and functionality, the tower is an important example of Neues Bauen in the 1920s.

Wikipedia: Albinmüller-Turm (DE)

14. Konzerthalle Georg Philipp Telemann

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The Monastery of Our Lady is a monastery complex in Magdeburg's old town. The building ensemble is one of the most important Romanesque complexes in Germany. Today the buildings are used as the municipal art museum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen. It is located in the immediate vicinity of Magdeburg Cathedral and the city centre.

Wikipedia: Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen (DE)

15. Käthe Kollwitz

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Käthe Kollwitz Taken by C Ford / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Käthe Kollwitz Monument is a bronze sculpture created by the sculptor Gustav Seitz in 1956–58. It was built in 1961 in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district on Kollwitzplatz and honors the artist Käthe Kollwitz, who lived here from 1891 until the destruction of her home in the bombing war in 1943. (location coordinates).

Wikipedia: Käthe Kollwitz (Plastik) (DE)

16. Hubbrücke

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The Magdeburg lift bridge is a lift bridge that spans the Elbe in Magdeburg at river kilometre 325.47. It was built in 1848 as a single-track railway bridge and is now usable as a pedestrian bridge. It is one of the oldest and largest lifting bridges in Germany and is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Hubbrücke Magdeburg (DE)

17. Sankt Mechthild

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St. Mechthild, named after Blessed Mechthild of Magdeburg, is the Roman Catholic church in the Magdeburg district of Neustädter Feld. It belongs to the parish of St. Johannes Bosco with its seat at St. Agnes, in the deanery of Magdeburg of the diocese of Magdeburg.

Wikipedia: St. Mechthild (Magdeburg) (DE)

18. Technikmuseum

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The Technikmuseum Magdeburg is one of nine museums in Magdeburg. The collection is presented in the former steel construction hall of the heavy engineering combine "Ernst Thälmann", Dodendorfer Straße 65 in the Magdeburg district of Leipziger Straße.

Wikipedia: Technikmuseum Magdeburg (DE)

19. Kozlowski-Denkmal

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Kozlowski-Denkmal Die Autorenschaft wurde nicht in einer maschinell lesbaren Form angegeben. Es wird Olaf2 als Autor angenommen (basierend auf den Rechteinhaber-Angaben). / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Kozlowski Monument is a monument erected in Magdeburg in honor of Theodor Kozlowski. The monument, designed as an obelisk, is located on the eastern bank of the Elbe River on the street Kleiner Werder in the Magdeburg district of Werder.

Wikipedia: Kozlowski-Denkmal (DE)

20. Lokschuppen Alte Neustadt

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The Lokschuppen Alte Neustadt in Magdeburg is a listed historic locomotive shed, which is located in the district of Alte Neustadt on the property Hafenstraße 9a. It is one of the oldest surviving rectangular locomotive sheds in Germany.

Wikipedia: Lokschuppen Alte Neustadt (DE)

21. Märchenbrunnen

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The fairytale fountain on Neustädter Platz was built at a central location in the Neustädter See residential area in Magdeburg as a fountain designed by Annedore and Wolfgang Policek and inaugurated on 23 May 1982.

Wikipedia: Märchenbrunnen auf dem Neustädter Platz (DE)

22. villa p. - Figurenspielsammlung Mitteldeutschland

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The villa p. is a listed Wilhelminian half-timbered villa in the Magdeburg district of Buckau, which houses the puppet collection of the puppet theatre Magdeburg. It is located at Porsestraße 13 in 39104 Magdeburg.

Wikipedia: Villa p. (DE)

23. Rotehornpark

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Rotehornpark, also known as Stadtpark Rotehorn, is Magdeburg's largest urban park, covering 200 hectares. The park is located on an island in the Elbe River and belongs to the Saxony-Anhalt Garden Dream Network.

Wikipedia: Rotehornpark (DE)

24. Gesellschaftshaus

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The Gesellschaftshaus am Klosterbergegarten is an event building in Magdeburg, Germany, designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Among other things, it is the seat of the Centre for Telemann Care and Research.

Wikipedia: Gesellschaftshaus am Klosterbergegarten (DE)

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