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Green Citadel of Magdeburg

N 527.616', E 1138.057'
2013-07-14
http://www.gruene-zitadelle.de
Our rating: 8.40
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In 2005, in Magdeburg the Green Citadel of Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser was completed. We already visited some of his buildings, so couldn't miss this one. I won't be surprised if many tourists find it the most interesting place in the city.

Hundertwasser with the Green Citadel project
Hundertwasser with the Green Citadel project Yuriy Buriak


Magdeburg
Magdeburg Yuriy Buriak


Magdeburg
Magdeburg Yuriy Buriak


Magdeburg
Magdeburg Yuriy Buriak


Magdeburg
Magdeburg Yuriy Buriak


Magdeburg
Magdeburg Yuriy Buriak


Magdeburg
Magdeburg Yuriy Buriak

The building is very unusual and is built in the heart of the city. Hundertwasser was originally asked to change an ordinary house of GDR times, but with the development of the idea it was decided to construct a completely new building.

The building has 900 windows of 300 different types, so each window is presented only 3 times. Imagine how difficult it was to invent and create 300 types of windows!

Magdeburg
Magdeburg Yuriy Buriak

The building has 150 pillars, all of which are different, too.

All pillars in the house are different.
All pillars in the house are different. Yuriy Buriak


Green Citadel of Magdeburg
Green Citadel of Magdeburg Yuriy Buriak


There's an art hotel in the house.
There's an art hotel in the house. Yuriy Buriak

The building houses the hotel (42 rooms are designed individually), theater, offices, shops, kindergarden and 55 apartments. The building received its title due to the large number of trees that grow in the yard, on the floors and on the roof. Some of the trees grow right out of the apartments! People who rent these apartments are taking care of the trees.

On the second floor there is a kindergarden and children play here.
On the second floor there is a kindergarden and children play here. Yuriy Buriak

Hundertwasser had some ideas even for the underground parking. Each parking lot has its own picture and all pictures are different.

Each parking lot has its own picture.
Each parking lot has its own picture. Yuriy Buriak


Someone chose this icon.
Someone chose this icon. Yuriy Buriak


Or this one
Or this one Yuriy Buriak


Ans somebody selected this one.
Ans somebody selected this one. Yuriy Buriak


Note the line
Note the line Yuriy Buriak

In the garage there is a wall where you can leave a message.

In the garage there is a wall where you can leave a message.
In the garage there is a wall where you can leave a message. Yuriy Buriak

When you look at this house, it seems that apartments inside have unusual design, too. In fact, they are ordinary and very comfortable. Here's flat of 90 square meters and 3 rooms. Rent of this apartment costs 1,000 euros per month.

Living room
Living room Yuriy Buriak


Bathroom
Bathroom Yuriy Buriak


Various window handles
Various window handles Yuriy Buriak

Inscription "Hundertwasser" is one of little known elements of the house. 

You can find the inscription
You can find the inscription "Hundertwasser" along the perimeter of the building. Yuriy Buriak


Cats
Cats Yuriy Buriak


Stairs between the floors
Stairs between the floors Yuriy Buriak


WC on the ground floor of the Green Citadel
WC on the ground floor of the Green Citadel Yuriy Buriak


Courtyard of the Green Citadel
Courtyard of the Green Citadel Yuriy Buriak


Hundertwasser made this tower based on an orthodox church.
Hundertwasser made this tower based on an orthodox church. Yuriy Buriak


Courtyard of the Green Citadel
Courtyard of the Green Citadel Yuriy Buriak

There are guided tours, although they are available only in German and you won't see a lot.

Getting there: The Green Citadel is located in the heart of Magdeburg, near the Cathedral.

Tags, Germany: hundertwasser, unusual buildings

Tags, all countries: hundertwasser, unusual buildings
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