Climate friendly travel
By train and without traffic jams comfortably to Magdeburg.
Five years after his death, Friedensreich Hundertwasser's last building project was finally completed - what was controversial at first is now one of Magdeburg's landmarks.
The "Green Citadel" of Magdeburg is reminiscent of the Catalan Modernism of Antoni Gaudí, and could stand in the same way in Barcelona. Curved, almost weightless-looking forms, the facades full of balconies, largely painted in pink and rose, golden spheres on turrets and roofs - the imaginative building, opened in 2005, stands in stark contrast to the venerable cathedral on one side and the sober functional buildings of Magdeburg on the other. Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) conceived his building as an "oasis for humanity and for nature in a sea of rational houses," meant to question the proper relationship between humans, nature and architecture. The Citadel houses a good 50 rental apartments, plus a variety of stores, restaurants and cafés. The green courtyards are open to the public. If you can't get enough of it and want to stay longer: No problem - there's also a small, fine art hotel.
The special tip: In the "Green Citadel" there is also a small theater - here concerts, readings, comedy and own productions take place.
Good connection by train: Magdeburg is easy to reach by long-distance transport, and it only takes an hour and a half from Berlin. From the main train station, it is only a 10-minute walk to the Hundertwasser Building.
By the way, you can find tips on how to travel comfortably and inexpensively on long-distance and local trains with Deutsche Bahn here.
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