The Elbauenpark is a vast garden in the east of Magdeburg, Germany. I was there many years ago when it was created for the Bundesgartenschau 1999. In this year my family chartered a train and brought a huge group of travellers to the garden exhibition in the east of Germany. I still can remember this very well, as my own grandmother didn’t reach the train on the way back and had to return by ICE train. 😉
Today, most of the flowers are gone but there is still a wonderful landscape garden which you can discover in the Elbauenpark Express travelling around. You can find a summer bobsleigh track, a butterfly house, different playgrounds, an animal park – and of course the symbol of the Bundesgartenschau 1999: the Jahrtausendturm. It is wooden construction you can walk up on ramps on the outside or discover information about science throughout the centuries on the inside.
Overall it is still a wonderful place for a walk, to have fun, relax and discover. Take a tramway to Jerichower Platz and find the cash desk in the east. Including butterfly house and Jahrtausendturm the entrance fee is six euros.