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Drawing of the oldest seal of the city of Magdeburg

“Magdeburg Law” Lecture Series

In collaboration with the Department of History of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and the Kulturhistorisches Museum Magdeburg, the Zentrum für Mittelalterausstellungen has been holding a lecture series since 2013, which has enjoyed great popularity. Five cycles of public evening lectures have already been held. Topics have included the law’s identity-forming impact and its significance,... read more

Winning design by Claus Bury, Frankfurt a. M. (Photo: Thomas Henne)

Monument to Magdeburg Law

A “Monument to Magdeburg Law” (Пам’ятник Магдебурзькому праву) has stood on the banks of the Dnieper in Podil, a district in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, since 1808. This was the place where the city council convened once Magdeburg law had been conferred on Kiev. Smaller and larger monuments have been erected in many other... read more