Magdeburg is a city in central Germany, on the banks of the Elbe River. In its center rises a cathedral in the Gothic style, where Otto I the Great, Holy Roman Emperor, is buried. You can learn about the medieval past of the city by visiting the exhibitions of the Cultural-Historical Museum on archeology and local history. On the territory of the monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Romanesque style there is a gallery of modern art and a park with sculptures. The city has a population of 240,000.