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Magdeburg (German pronunciation: [ˈmakdəbʊrk] ; Low Saxon: Meideborg, [ˈmaˑɪdebɔɐx]) is the capital city and the second largest city of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Magdeburg is situated on the Elbe River and was one of the most important medieval cities of Europe. Emperor Otto I, the first Holy Roman Emperor, founder of the archbishopric of Magdeburg, was buried in the town's cathedral after his death. Magdeburg's version of German town law, known as Magdeburg rights, spread throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The city is also well known for the 1631 Sack of Magdeburg, which hardened Protestant resistance during the Thirty Years' War. Prior to it Magdeburg was one of the largest German cities and a notable member of the Hanseatic League. Magdeburg was destroyed twice in its history. Magdeburg is the site of two universities, the Otto-von-Guericke University and the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. Nowadays Magdeburg is a traffic junction as well as an industrial and trading centre. The production of chemical products, steel, paper and textiles are of particular economic significance, along with mechanical engineering and plant engineering, ecotechnology and life-cycle management, health management and logistics. In 2005 Magdeburg celebrated its 1200th anniversary. In June 2013 Magdeburg was hit by record breaking flooding.

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Magdeburg is situated in Germany and is the capital city of Bundesland. It used to be one of the most important medieval cities of Europe and became major ground for many people during the Cold War. This city is now under a serious process of modernization to take its stand in the modern urban world. 

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Facts and Stats for Magdeburg*

  • Pollution Statistics in Magdeburg

    Know the pollution level of Magdeburg before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Magdeburg: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Magdeburg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Magdeburg.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.57 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 32.14 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.57 (Low)
    • Attacks 35.71 (Low)
    • Drug offense 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.29 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.57 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.71 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.29 (Low)
  • Living in Magdeburg - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 67.6 (High)
    • Pollution Index 46.12 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.04 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 59.72 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.39 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 122.01 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Magdeburg

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Magdeburg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.93 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.34 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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