We started our day in Magdeburg yesterday with a guided tour of the cathedral. Like many of the others we have visited it has changed hands many times in the last several hundred years and has been renovated time and again. It is now home to an Evangelical Lutheran parish, but was originally part of the Catholic diocese during the time Norbert was Bishop of Madgeburg. As you can see in the photo above the main entrance and one of the towers is undergoing renovation once again, but the scale model below shows what it will look like when it is finished.
This baptismal font was part of the original cathedral and would have been used during Norbert’s time.
Our tour was led by a woman with a very British accent who teaches English in the city, and she was a walking encyclopedia of the history of this part of Europe. I can’t even begin to summarize it, so I’ll just leave you with a few more photos of the interior of the cathedral.
I just had to take a photo of this lovely lady who was minding the information desk and gift shop area!