Where is Magdeburg in Germany?
Magdeburg is the capital of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. About 230,000 people live in Magdeburg. This makes the city one of the 40 largest cities in Germany and is the second largest city in Saxony-Anhalt after Halle an der Saale. Magdeburg is located on the Elbe River.
Magdeburg was founded in the early Middle Ages and was ruled by an archbishop. Like Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck, Magdeburg was a member of the Hanseatic League, an important trade association. In the late Middle Ages, Magdeburg was one of the first cities to be reformed, that is, to switch from Catholic to Protestant Christianity. The further Reformation in Germany proceeded to a large extent from here.
During the Thirty Years’ War and the Second World War, Magdeburg was severely destroyed. After 1945, the city belonged to the German Democratic Republic. Since 1990 it has been the capital of Saxony-Anhalt and part of the Federal Republic of Germany. Because Magdeburg is located on the Elbe and close to two important canals, it now has an important port and is an important city for industry.
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