Some people like to hop from place to place to see as many places as possible. I on the other hand prefer staying in one place and explore within.
Having been staying in Magdeburg for a bit over 4 months, I'm getting used to the city. But apart from the last time Jens showing me along the River Elbe, I haven't done much exploration. Knowing that my friends are coming to visit me I decided to explore the city a bit and scout the place around.
It was a Sunday and the weather was gorgeous. My first stop was the town hall (Rathaus). It's at a plaza and was basically empty. Because of that I got a chance to take a really awesome panorama with my phone app: Photosynth.
|Panorama taken in the plaza in front of the Rathaus (the building with statue in its front).|
After that I walked towards the river and checked out a number of churches. It's amazing that there were quite a few churches just within a 500m radius.
|St. John's Church, the oldest parish church in Magdeburg (first mentioned in 941).|
Typical twin tower design with one used as a clock.
|St. Petri Parish Church, built in around 1150, need to go north a bit and towards the river to find it.|
|The famous Magdeburg Cathedral, locals call it "the Dom". Destroyed in a city fire in 1207, reconstructed in 1209. Used to be a palatine and residence of the governor as well.|
To conclude this wonderful little exploration, I went back to the plaza and ordered a coffee at a coffee house right next to it. It's a place I was planning to go for a long time. The coffee was great and relatively cheap for a place at the city centre (1.5 euro).
|Not complete without a good cup of coffee at the cafe named after the town hall.|
I was very glad that I had this chance to discover the city a bit more. It's peaceful and enjoyable.