Micro location: Magdeburg city centre location with top connections
In the Middle of Things: Prominent Downtown Location, Easily Accessible
The Central Offices building complex will be created in a prominent inner-city location directly next to Magdeburg’s central railway station. This means that all sorts of relevant amenities, such as shopping centres, banks, doctors’ surgeries, schools, authorities and convenience stores, are located within walking distance. The surroundings are dotted with restaurants, many of them offering international cuisine. A variety of hotels close to the railway station offer lodgings for every kind of budget.
Not least, the property has optimal public transportation access. The central railway station and the “Hauptbahnhof Ost” stop are a short walk of roughly one minute away. The railway station is frequented by buses, trams and rapid transit trains in every direction, as well as by regional and long-distance service connections, including two high-speed lines.
For motorists, the driving time to the nearest slip road to the Magdeburger Ring motorway orbital connecting to the A2 and A14 motorways is about 8 minutes. The B71 federal route runs parallel to the railway tracks, less than one kilometre away.
The infrastructure development for private motorised transport is being further improved by the construction of a road tunnel between Damaschkeplatz and the intersection of Otto-von-Guericke-Strasse. The location is optimally suited for commuters and business travellers, as it offers easy access to the most important regions in Germany.
The Central Offices mixed office and retail building will feature a modern mobility concept that includes an underground car park for cars and bicycles. Additional parking is available in several multi-storey car parks in the vicinity.
The surrounding built-up areas are dominated by office, retail and service types of use. Located in the immediate vicinity are the City-Carré shopping centre with annexed office buildings, a newspaper publisher, hotels and several government agencies of the State of Saxony-Anhalt.
Art, Culture, Relaxation and Entertainment near the Central Offices
The area surrounding the Central Offices complex has a rich historical and cultural background: The building next door is the thirteen-story Faber high-rise, built for the eponymous newspaper publisher in 1930 and listed as heritage site since 2008. The famous cathedral of Magdeburg with its distinct two steeples is a walk of 11 minutes away. On your way there, you will pass Hundertwasser’s Green Citadel, an imaginatively designed complex that combines a baroque façade with modern architecture.
Once at the Cathedral, you should consider a quick tour of the Ottonianum museum next door, which will take you time-travelling through the Middle Ages. Its exhibits date back to the times of Emperor Otto and let you experience history first-hand. A few steps further through Fürstenwallpark, which includes a beer garden, will take you to the Elbtreppen riverbank stairs overlooking the River Elbe, a great picnic spot with a panoramic view.
On your way back, you will pass by the Cultural History Museum, which places the city’s and the region’s history in the greater European context while also hosting exhibitions on special art and cultural history themes.
Across the river, in the middle of Elbauenpark, rises “the world’s smartest tower” or Jahrtausendturm, which presents 6,000 years of technological and science history on five levels inside while offering a magnificent panoramic view from the top of the 60-metre tall wooden structure. The surrounding parklands of 93 hectares complement this tower with cultural events, attractions and lush greenery. And it is by no means the only park and green recreational area in the vicinity.
In a nutshell
- Urban district: Stadtfeld-Ost
- Location characteristic: core location
- Within walking distance: public transportation, about 1 min.
- Commute to the railway station: about 1 min.
- Driving time to motorway: about 15 min.
- Commute to nearest airport: about 90 min.