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Stadt Magdeburg


Breiter Weg 203-206
(ehem. Hauptpost)

Kaiser Otto I. und seine Frau Edgitha

Emperor Otto I and his wife Edith

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Magdeburg /  Kaiser Otto I. und seine Frau Edgitha   Magdeburg /  Kaiser Otto I. und seine Frau Edgitha


Two stone statues on the façade of the former main Post Office of Magdeburg. Their names are in a banderole hold by a figure supporting the pedestal.
  1. Otto der I. (?) Otto I., der Große / Otto the Great (912 - Memleben 973), founder of the Holy Roman Empire, reigning from 936 until his death in 973 (Wikipedia).
  2. Editha Edgitha / Edith of England, also Eadgyth (910 - Magdeburg 946), daughter of Edward the Elder, and the wife of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (Wikipedia).


The post office was built in the years 1895-99 in a Dutch late-gothic style by the architect von Stephan.


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Locatie (N 52°7'36" - E 11°37'58") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: desa012; Photograph: 1 September 2012
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