Magdeburg Cathedral and cathedral museum

Ottonianum: Magdeburg Cathedral museum

Domplatz 15
39104 Magdeburg
T: +49391 990174-21

Magdeburg Cathedral

Evangelische Domgemeinde Magdeburg
Am Dom 1
39104 Magdeburg
T: +49391 54104-36
F: +49391 53 425-07

Getting here: Route planner

Parking spaces are provided for cars and coaches. The cathedral grounds are not fully accessible.
The Magdeburg Cathedral Ottonianum museum is step-free. All exhibition rooms are wheelchair-accessible. There is a fully accessible WC and changing facilities.

Opening hours

Magdeburg Cathedral


Monday to Saturday

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

May to September

Monday to Saturday

10 a.m.–6 p.m.


Monday to Saturday

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

November to March

Monday to Saturday

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

On Sundays and religious holidays

we only open at 11.30 a.m.


Ottonianum: Magdeburg Cathedral museum

Monday10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday       10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday      10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday       10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Public holidays10 a.m.–5 p.m.

For further information go to

Magdeburg Cathedral

Public cathedral tours


Adults6 euros
Concessions4 euros

More information can be found here:

Domgemeinde Magdeburg

Ottonianum: Magdeburg Cathedral museum


7.50 euros


5.00 euros (per person | no guide, 10–25 people)


5.00 euros*

Free entry**

* Young people from the ages of 14 to 17, holders of the Magdeburg Pass, students up to the age of 27

** Children aged 13 or under, members of the Deutscher Museumsbund, members of the ICOM


Mighty Gothic groundbreaker

The Cathedral of Saints Maurice and Catherine, view from the east. The striking Cathedral of Saints Maurice and Catherine is the most famous symbol of Magdeburg. From whichever direction you approach the city, the first thing you see is its almost 100-metre-high towers and powerful body. Inside, there are countless details to discover, each with its own story.

The cathedral owes its existence to an endowment by King Otto the Great in 937. In 1207, the Romanesque building was destroyed in a devastating fire in the city. Archbishop Albert had the cathedral built in its present form on the same spot – using many of the columns which had not been destroyed, and in the style of the newly emerging French Gothic architecture. He was thus the architectural pioneer of the era in Germany.

Over the full 300 years of its construction, many other pieces were added of global artistic renown, such as Saint Maurice or the ten sculptures of the “Wise and Foolish Virgins”. And in the north tower, the huge bells – the heaviest of which weighs 9 tonnes – leave visitors feeling tiny by comparison. The arduous climb is rewarded with an incredible view.


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