Magdeburg is a modern city with more than 1200 years history, lying in Central Germany. It is the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, which is located on the Elbe River and has approximately 230,000 inhabitants. Nowadays Magdeburg is an industrial and trading center.
There is a lot to discover in Magdeburg. The city is not only characterized by historical build-ings, but also modern architectures. The activities and attractions are diversified. The river Elbe and city parks provide an idyllic environment for boat trips, bicycle tours and other our-door activities. Besides, theatres, museums and modern bars with interesting cultural and musical events also add more entertaining variety to daily life.
Futhermore, being the town of two universities, Otto-von-Guericke University and the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Magdeburg creates an opportunity for people to get to know students all around the world and experience multi-caltural atmosphere.
Arrival in Magdeburg
Magdeburg can be easily accessed by both automobiles and trains. The nearest international airports are in Berlin, which are Berlin-Tegel and Berlin-Schönefeld.
For Berlin-Tegel airport, one recommended option is that you can take Bus TXL to Berlin main train station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof) and take the train to Magdeburg main train station (Magdeburg Hauptbahnhof), which takes two to three hours in total.
For Berlin-Schönefeld airport, you can take common train directly from the airport to Magdeburg, but please pay attention that you should switch the train one time.
Within the city, trams and buses are the common public transportation, which can reach most of places in the city. Please pay attention that night lines are different from day time lines. You can find the time plans in each tram station. Taxi is another choice. Normally you need to call the taxi company to book the taxi, however, you can find waiting taxi outside the train station.
General Information about the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg you can find here.
Some Chinese information you can find here.