See the Magdeburger Reiter (Magdeburg Rider) Equestrian Statue

Bronze copy of the Magdeburger Reiter on the market square in Magdeburg

The mid-13th-century Magdeburger Reiter (Horseman of Magdeburg) in Germany was the first freestanding full-size equestrian statue made since classical antiquity and north of the Alps. The Magdeburger Reiter, originally installed on the market square in Magdeburg but now inside the local museum, depicts a horseman accompanied by two female figures. It was the first large … Read more

Visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Local History) in Magdeburg

The original medieval Magdeburger Reiter equestrian sculpture is the main attraction in the Kunsthistorisches Museum (art and history) in Magdeburg, Germany.

The original medieval Magdeburger Reiter equestrian sculpture is the main attraction in the Kunsthistorisches Museum (art and history) in Magdeburg, Germany. The original mid-13th-century Magdeburger Reiter (Magdeburg Rider, also Horseman of Magdeburg) is the main attraction of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Further exhibits in this small local history and art museum include paintings by Lucas Cranach, … Read more

Visit the Dom zu Halberstadt with Cathedral Treasury (Domschatz) in Germany

Detail of the Arm Relic St Nicholaus in Halberstadt Cathedral Treasury

Visit the gothic Dom zu Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt to see one of the best and most important medieval cathedral treasuries (Domschatz) in Germany. The Dom St. Stephanus und St. Sixtus (Cathedral of St Stephen and St Sixtus) in Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt is one of the finest French gothic churches in Germany. However, it is most … Read more

Visit the Dom St Nikolaus in Stendal to See Stained-Glass Windows

Stained Glass Windows in the Dom St Nikolaus (St Nicholas) in Stendal

Visit the Dom St Nikolaus (St Nicholas) in Stendal, Saxony-Anhalt, to see one of the largest ensembles of medieval stained-glass windows in Germany. The brick-gothic Dom St Nikolaus (Cathedral of St Nicolas) in Stendal is famous for its large collection of 15th-century stained-glass windows. Although never actually a cathedral, it was a collegiate church before … Read more

See Stendal’s Brick Gothic and Romanesque Town Gate Towers

Detail of the Brick Gothic Uenglinger Tor in Hansestadt Stendal

The brick Gothic Uenglinger Tor and Romanesque Tangermünder Tor are two beautiful medieval town gate towers in Stendal in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Only two of Hansestadt Stendal’s medieval town gate towers survived but both are exceptionally beautiful: the brick Gothic Uenglinger Tor is the better looking but the Tangermünder Tor with early 13th-century Romanesque base is … Read more

Visit the Jacobikirche in Stendal to See Medieval Art and Stained-Glass Windows

Stained glass windows in the St. Jacobikirche in Stendal

The St. Jacobikirche (St James) in Stendal is a brick Gothic hall church with magnificent medieval art and the oldest stained-glass windows in Northern Germany. Stendal is the largest town in the Altmark region of northern Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. It was relatively rich during the late Middle Ages and benefited from being a garrison town … Read more

Visit the Romanesque Kloster Jerichow Monastery in Germany

Kloster Jerichow Monastery in Germany

The collegiate church at Kloster Jerichow (Monastery) in Saxony-Anhalt is one of the oldest brick Romanesque buildings in Northern Germany. The 12th-century basilica and complex of Kloster Jerichow is the oldest brick building east of the Elbe River and a top sight to see on the Romanesque holiday routes (Straße der Romanik) of both Saxony-Anhalt … Read more

Visit the Romanesque-Gothic Havelberger Dom and Cloisters in Germany

Havelberger Dom seen from the old town area

The Romanesque-Gothic Dom in Havelberg with its mighty westwork is a popular stop on the Elbe Cycling Route and the Straße der Romanik in Saxony-Anhalt in Germany.  The Havelberger Dom (St Marien) is a large Romanesque-Gothic cathedral church with an impressive fort-like westwork, a triple-nave basilica, and a large monastery-like complex. The origins of the … Read more

See the Nebra Sky Disc (Himmelscheibe von Nebra) in Halle, Germany

State Museum of Prehistory Halle exterior with banners advertising the sky disc of Nebra

The Nebra sky disc (Himmelscheibe von Nebra), the oldest concrete depiction of the cosmos, is the top sight to see in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle, Germany. The State Museum of Prehistory Halle (Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle) in Saxony-Anhalt is one of the oldest and most important archaeological museums in Germany. It is … Read more