Magdeburg is a very special place ..Ive been there twice in the past 11 months. Its so rich in history and atmosphere, and full of quirky and interesting corners to see. Also, its a quiet and restful place. The people are so warm and friendly too, when it was mentioned to the staff at the Museum that I was from New Zealand they organised two personal one on one tours of the special exhibitions in English by their historians - wonderful! I thoroughly recommend anyone to spend a day there, looking at the quiet and serene corners of this ancient and special city, the information centre offers a fantastic English language guide of suggested walking and historical tours of the town, its important to know what you are looking at and where to walk to find the hidden gems.