Parks in Magdeburg
In spite of the large industry that is located here in Magdeburg, the city also offers many green areas to discover. Beginning of course with our...
The park is the centre of the Magdeburg district of the same name and has existed for many decades, if not centuries. The history of hospitality goes back a long way, as a guardian's house was built here in 1676, which had permission to serve drinks. Since the tapping station was then owned by the town councillors, the district was given the name "Herren Kruge", which today was abbreviated and merged to form "Herrenkrug".
You can also discover a lot more on about 46 hectares...
- The Lion Monument, erected and dedicated in 1918 to the Lord Mayor Francke for his services to Herrenkrug Park.
- The Borussia Monument - as a memorial to the liberation of Magdeburg from foreign rule by the French
- The double corpse, which as a natural monument represents the development and decay of nature and at the same time houses the rare oak buck.
- The globular sundial, the memorial to the director of urban development Wolff
- Count only the cheerful hours "- The sundial, which is already 100 years old here in 2018
- The Ebeling memorial stone erected for the teacher Ebeling to commemorate his commitment to the school garden.
- The "lazy bench"
Elbe floodplain park
The park is situated on the eastern bank of the Elbe River and is embedded in the meadow landscape. Since 1999, the park has been open to the public. Previously, the grounds were used for military purposes, also known as the Cracauer Anger, but were converted into the 25th Federal Garden Show.
Today, the 93-hectare park is one of Magdeburg's most popular sightseeing attractions and promises its visitors numerous discoveries and opportunities for recreation.
Please note that the opening hours of the attractions in the park may differ from the park opening hours.
Park opening hours
March daily from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
from 30 March from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
May to August from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
September to October from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
November to February 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and free admission
Distance from hotel approx. 1.4 km
What is there to discover in the park?
The Millennium Tower: With its 60 metres, the tower is the largest of its kind made of a laminated wood truss construction. At the same time, it is considered to be the "smartest tower in the world", because you can visit an interactive exhibition inside which deals with 6,000 years of history of science and technology. Explore the 200 exhibits, which teach you about changes in the world and humanity through various experiments. Finally, a unique view from the platform on the 6th level awaits you.
From 30 March to October Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Last admission 5:30 p.m.
Butterfly house: Here you will find about 15 different species of the worldwide butterfly family. You will feel like you are in a jungle - not only the butterflies are a highlight. Also look out for a gecko, iguanas and the waterfall.
From 30 March to October Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Closed from November to the end of March
Summer toboggan run: With us in Magdeburg you don't have to wait for snow to toboggan. On a length of approx. 425 m you drive steeper times flatter downhill. Anyone who likes speed can reach speeds of up to 40 km/h.
- Does the deer roar sometimes
- Nag the goats of the petting enclosure
- Do the young visitors go on a search for nature in Haus Natursinn
- Enjoy the view of the various viewpoints
- Irritating through a garden
- See the art in the park
- Circumnavigate the two lakes
- Power up your sports activities, e. g. the climbing park (more information here)
Further information on all possibilities can be found here.