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Die Gruene Zitadelle von Magdeburg

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Address: Breiter Weg 8, 39104 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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+49 391 6208655

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Interesting Architecture

Visited the old fashioned style Cafe here to escape the cold. I enjoyed the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. The MoleHill cake was delicious.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the old fashioned style Cafe here to escape the cold. I enjoyed the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. The MoleHill cake was delicious.

Thank R0ssyb0y
Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is an architectural improvisation. People still live and work in it.Its pink colour.Its shape is irregular.That's enough to take you there! It also has a way up through an elevator where you can get into a small cafe but a glorious view over the city both its modern and its historic parts.It is really worth it to go there... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Grüne Zitadelle/Green Citadel is the last project of the famous and controversial Austrian architect and painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It was completed in 2005, 5 years after his death on the Queen Elizabeth 2. It is located at the edge of Magdeburg's Domplatz, close to the Dom. Interesting non-linear architectural concept, reminiscent of Antoni Gaudi's work on residential buildings in... More 

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Jena, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

At this marvelous place they got excellent tour guides who can show you around (and yeah, they speak English :). It's a visit that makes it worth coming to this town.

Thank Jette F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you have visited Barcelona, you are ready for this. If you like unusual and modern, you are ready for this. It is clearly different and stops you in your tracts. The building is home to apartments above the ground level, where there are numerous shops. The colored columns are delightful.

Thank Gary C
Magdeburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Zitadelle is worth a visit, but what it misses in the end is more space around to truely see the architecture.

Thank Luigi R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Wonderful example of Hunderwasser's mad, crazy, genius. We have stayed in other properties like this and loved it. Definitely a must see in Magdeburg. Can't recommend the hotel to stay at but do walk around the area and stop for a coffee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Try to sneak at the roof top to have an incredible view to inside gardens and Dom. This building is something MUST SEE.

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Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Magdeburg, being almost completely flattened during the war was rebuilt in DDR style: concrete living blocks. It has been freshened up after the wall fell bust still not a really attractive city. Then the colorful Grüne Zitadelle is a welcome fresh look on life and how modern ideas can take over. A sprinkle of Barcelona in eastern Germany.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

It is a really fun building and you can walk around its inner courtyards for free and there are shops and a lovely cafe. Very much worth a visit and chance to get some great photos. The upper levels (with gardens) are unfortunately not open, but there is also a hotel you can stay at.

Thank martinpathan

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