The Magdeburg Cathedral
The Magdeburg Cathedral, dedicated to St. Maurice and St. Catharine,is not only the oldest gothic building on german ground, it is also the landmark of Magdeburg for over 800 years. In the 10th century Emperor Otto the Great laid the basis for the cathedral. Today the visitor enters a bright and generous nave with a green courtyard. A lot of originally received exhibitions, for example the grave plate of Otto the Great made the cathedral of Magdeburg one of the most important sacred buildings in Germany.
Ottos wife Eadgyth was revered like a saint over centuries. As a sign of his deep love Otto gave his beloved wife the town of Magdeburg as a "morning gift". The spectacular discovery of the lead coffin with the mortal remains of Eadgyth in the cathedral of Magdeburg provided excitement by the historians worldwide in the year 2008. Night owls take pleasure in the fountains at the cathedral square.