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Elbe-Börde-Heide

Magdeburg cathedral
Castle Park Hundisburg
Brine bath Bad Salzelmen
Waterway cross
Collegiate church St. Marien Walbeck
Green Citadel Magdeburg
Elbe cycling day in Magdeburg

City culture in Magdeburg & nature experience at the River Elbe

Culture, history, water, nature –
The Magdeburg-Elbe-Börde-Heath region is a diverse travelling destination in the middle of Saxony-Anhalt.

Historic cloisters and castles, adventure and public baths, high-quality music and theatre, relaxation in nature or globally known technical buildings such as the water route cross in the North of state capital Magdeburg characterises the region's diverse profile.

This area holds 22 of the 80 interesting buildings of the "Romantic Road". A large section of the Elbe bicycle route goes through this region.
The Elbe bicycle route runs through Saxony-Anhalt, covering 360 kilometres and passing the region of Breitenhagen in the South, going through Magdeburg and all the way to Jerichow in the north. Cycle on partial sections through the idyllic Elbe meadows and enjoy Saxony-Anhalt's rich nature.

Discover historic buildings of the "Romantic Road" on your tour, such as St. Thomas' church in Pretzien with its interesting murals and the Jerichow monastery, the oldest Romanic brick building of Northern Germany. Linger at the Gradierwerk in Schönebeck- Bad Salzelmen, built 200 years ago. The tour's highlight is the city of Magdeburg. The new route of the Elbe bicycle route goes right through the city centre.

The 1200-year-old city of Magdeburg offers the flair of a modern state capital that originates in the second to last millennium.

New attractions include the last residential and business building designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser himself, "The green citadel", built right by the cathedral and opened in October 2005.

Discover the wild history as well as the modern Magdeburg during a town tour on foot, bike or by bus.

The most famous buildings in the former favourite Palatinate of Otto the Great are the cloister Unser Lieben Frauen and the Magdeburg cathedral, residing impressively by the banks of the river Elbe. Both are part of the "Romantic Road", which starts here in Magdeburg.

The castle, originally a fortress, was converted into a Baroque palace in the mid-16th century and expanded with a magnificent garden that is deemed one of the most beautiful garden facilities in Germany now. Nature enthusiasts should also visit the many parks in Magdeburg. As much as 337 hectare of park area in the city invite to walk, relax and be amazed. Take a walk through historic "Garden dream" facilities such as the cloister hill garden, the first people's garden in the German-speaking area, the city park Rotehorn or the Herrenkrugpark that was redesigned by Peter Joseph Lenné, the oldest park in Magdeburg.

You may also enjoy one of the many leisure time and relaxation offers in the Elbe meadow park, which opened its gates in 1999 in the scope of the Bundesgartenschau. It offers a butterfly house, the experience museum "Tower of the millennium" and many others.

Surrounding by water, you can also experience national and international event highlights on the lake stage, an amphitheatre with a wonderful view of the unique nature backdrop. The heart of the Magdeburger Börde, a slightly wavy landscape with the most fertile soil in Germany, is beating between the Elbe river and the Harz mountains.

Go on a "sugar and beet tour" to learn about the tradition of beet growing and the "white gold" of the Börde. Try out the typical regional products. Ummendorf – Europe's most beautiful village 2004 – offers an interesting Börde museum in a former moated castle.

The motor sports arena Oschersleben is an attractive free-time offer not only for motorsports enthusiasts. The waterway cross in the North of Magdeburg is an engineering masterpiece. The longest channel bridge of the world with a length of 918 metres has impossibly crossed the Mittellandkanal across the river Elbe since 2003.

More information on the region:


Magdeburger Tourismusverband Elbe-Börde-Heide e.V.
Domplatz 1b
39104 Magdeburg
Phone: 0391 738790
Fax: 0391 738799

Email:info@elbe-boerde-heide.de
www.elbe-boerde-heide.de

 

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