Saxony-Anhalt  >  Germany

Magdeburg is the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, located in the middle of Mitte-Elbe Biosphere Reserve and with a river flowing through the heart of the city.

Added* by Anirban Saha
Most recent update 12 February 2020


Magdeburg is the capital city of Saxony Anhalt, Germany. Like any city, this place is cosmopolitan, with international presence, mainly international students studying at the university. It is a nice place for birding because it has the river Elbe floating through the city and is in the middle of the mitte-Elbe Biosphere reserve. So there a many birds to been seen in the middle of the city. On the islands in the Elbe river, the banks and the mudflats in the river or in the big Rotehorn city park that is actually a big island in between the old and new Elbe river. You can see regular birds like Eurasian Blue Tit and European Robin, but also birds like Common Kingfisher, Common Redstart, Whinchat, Red-backed Shrike and Red Kite.



It is a city. You walk.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Scattered trees and bushes , Plain , River , City/village



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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