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

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

Seal matrix of the Magdeburg lay judges’ bench (Kulturhistorisches Museum Magdeburg)

The “Magdeburg Law” Exhibition at the Kulturhistorisches Museum Magdeburg

In collaboration with the Zentrum für Mittelalterausstellungen, the Kulturhistorisches Museum Magdeburg is planning a major exhibition on Magdeburg Law in 2019−20. The exhibition will focus on the city as a successful model and thus the appeal of urbanity. Since it was fundamental to the development of urban culture, politics and economics, law will be presented... read more

Map of regions endowed with Saxon and Magdeburg law

“Saxon and Magdeburg Law as a Cultural Link between the Legal Systems of Eastern und Central Europe”: A Project of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig

EUROPEAN LEGAL CULTURE Along with Roman and canon law, Eike von Repgow’s Sachsenspiegel (ca. 1225) and Magdeburg’s municipal law were the common foundations of Central and Eastern European legal developments. At the same time as several Eastern European countries were joining the EU in 2004, work was commencing at the Saxon Academy of Sciences in... read more