Magdeburg is the largest city (pop. 230,000) and the capital
city of the Bundesland (state) of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
It is situated on the Elbe River and was one of the most important
medieval cities of Europe. In its varied past Magdeburg experienced
alternating times of heavy destruction and prosperity which
today shape the cityscape. Among the architectural treasures
are a number of well preserved architectural monuments from
all stylistic periods, including the spectacular Gothic cathedral
which can be traced to 937 A.D., and the equally eye-catching
"Green Citadel," last building designed by Friedensreich
Hundertwasser (completed in 2005). Magdeburg is the site of
two universities, the Otto-von-Guericke University and the
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.
Magdeburg is proud to be a green city. Throughout the city
you can find plenty of large, open parks and green spaces.
The well known and most popular parks are Rotehorn Park on
an island in the middle of the river Elbe and Herrenkrug Park.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Herrenkrug Park was
designed by the famous landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné
(1779–1866) who was modeling it on English landscape
gardens as a recreation area for the population. In summer
there are several open-air-events. The nearby river Elbe,
cycle paths and trails are ideal possibilities to explore
and enjoy the countryside.
Magdeburg's "Otto-von-Guericke" University was
founded in 1993 and is one of the youngest German universities.
It was formed in a merger of the existing Technical University,
the Teacher Training College and the Medical School. It now
comprises 9 faculties and is home to almost 13,800 students.
The university is becoming increasingly important as a center
of education and research. Read
more . . .
Check the Campus
map for fuller details of the venue and its surroundings.
Map showing location of the main
Summer School sites.