What are the things you shouldn't miss when visiting Magdeburg?
Those interested in culture who visit Magdeburg in 2017 will experience two major highlights: They enjoy the rich musical heritage of the great Magdeburg baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann - and follow the footsteps of Luther during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation Jubilee. In the Middle Ages, the state capital of Saxony-Anhalt was one of the largest cities in Europe and an important center of the Reformation. The great exhibition „Against Emperor and Pope - Magdeburg and the Reformation“ from 3 September 2017 to 28 January 2018 in the cultural historic Museum Magdeburg provides insights into this period.
The St. John's Church is also worth a visit. There, in 1524, Luther held his famous sermon, with which he won all Magdeburg for Protestantism. The Cathedral of St. Maurice and St. Katharina, which dates back to Emperor Otto the Great, can be seen as a gothic landmark of the over 1,200-year-old Elbe metropolis. As one of the greenest cities in Germany, Magdeburg also boasts ample parks, such as the Elbauen park. A construction of the superlative is the waterway cross Magdeburg.
Its core, the largest trough bridge in Europe, connects the Central and the Elbe-Havel canal.
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