The largest city and capital of the Germany state Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt, Magdeburg is situated on the Elbe River. This was once one of the most important medieval cities of Europe. In 2005, Magdeburg celebrated its 1200th anniversary. A modern city with many parks, Magdeburg is the third greenest city in Germany. It offers shopping malls and two universities, the Otto-von-Guericke University and the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. Magdeburg is an industrial and trading centre, as well as a transportation hub.
The economic climate of Magdeburg is linked to mechanical and plant engineering, Eco-technology, life-cycle management and health management. The production of chemical products, steel, paper and textiles are also economically significant. Companies in the area include Deutsche Bahn, Novelis and T-Systems. There are many options for serviced offices in and around Magdeburg.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Major museums in Magdeburg include the Cultural History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and the Art Museum in the Convent of our Lady. Riding bikes in Magdeburg is a great activity. There are lots of green parks, bike trails and the public transportation system allows you to take your bike with you. The Elberadweg is a cycle path that leads you along the river Elbe. Its symbol is a white ‘e’ on a blue background. There are many restaurants and beer gardens are along the path. Dining options in the city include Solo Food, offering Indian and Pakistani Cuisine, with menu items such as Chicken Curry, Chicken Karahi and Chicken Vidalo.
The closest major airport to Magdeburg is Leipzig/Halle Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Leipzig, Germany and is 117 km (73 miles) from the city centre. Another major airport is Berlin Tegel Airport, which has international and domestic flights from Berlin, Germany and is 145 km (90 miles) from Magdeburg. Hannover-Langenhagen Airport in Hanover and Berlin Schönefeld Airport in Berlin, Germany are both 153 km (95 miles) from Magdeburg. There are S-Bahn trains, trams, buses and ferries in Magdeburg. They are all unified in transport system called Marego and all use the same tickets.