This is a medieval town university town that is over 1,000 years old. Its main claim to fame is the cathedral. The town was 90 per cent destroyed in the winter of 1945 because of its mechanical engineering industry. The rebuilding effort is tremendous. Nothing was really done under the GDR, so it has only been since reunification in 1989 that progress has been made.
After the tour we met the boat in Para , had a wonderful dinner and sailed throught he night to our next port of call Wittenberg.
click here for more info on Friedensreich Hunderwasser The bbiulding is designed to go with the flow of nature. Very unusual with trees growing out of it. The grounds around the building are uneven. It has shops and a cafe on the ground floor, there are business offices in it and also apartments. If I lived in Magdeburg I would live in this building.