Magdeburg, Tote Hose

We were in the city of Magdeburg last night and this morning. I was convinced, against my better judgement, to go see super mellow rockers The 4 of Us play at a music performance series called Songtage. They played well, and they are nice guys, but after driving through the rain and dealing with the Autobahn and Friday afternoon traffic, I wanted to rage and rock out hard. This was not possible with the supplied musical landscape. Was soll’s?

Anyway, Magdeburg is not a happening place, at least not last night. I went in with an open mind, but I wasn’t impressed. There is supposedly a university there. This implies students creating some kind of scene. We tried hard but couldn’t find any action. I know it sounds weak to be hating on a new city after only one night’s experience, but I was warned by others before going. I failed to heed said warnings. I paid the price.

One good thing did come of the trip. We were surprised to find out there was a Hundertwasser building in Magdeburg, more specifically, Die Grüne Zitadelle von Magdeburg designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. That was pretty cool.