The organs of Magdeburg Cathedral

The foundation stone of Magdeburg’s cathedral  of St. Maurice and St. Catherine
 was laid in 1209, after the previous building, closely associated with the Emperor
Otto the Great of the Holy Roman Empire, was destroyed by fire.

There have been organs in the cathedral since at least the 14th century.

These pages aim to give some
 information about the historical instruments
and about the three present organs,
 two of which have been built since 2008.

The historical instruments up to 1750

The historical instruments from  1750 until WW II

Present day organs

Organs (English)