Although predominantly an industrial city, Magdeburg, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, has an interesting history and is worth a stopover if you're in the area.
Visit Germany's oldest Gothic cathedral (begun in 1209), which is most famous for its early-Gothic sandstone sculptures of the Five Wise and Five Foolish Virgins (1250) and an emotional war memorial by Ernst Barlach finished in 1929 expressing the horror, pain and desperation of war.
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