The city of Halle (Saale)


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What is amazing is that Halle

... with the historic old town consists over one of the largest area architecture monuments of Europe

...possesses the oldest concrete representation of the sky in the world with the UNSECO „Himmelsscheibe von Nebra“ die älteste konkrete Himmelsdarstellung der Welt besitzt.

... with the Red Tower has the largest carillon in Europe or the third largest in the world .

... is home to a over 500 years old university.

... was inspiration for artists like Feininger, Eichendorff, Goethe and Novalis.

Let's get to know the "Händelstadt" .

(c) Thomas Ziegler, Stadt Halle (Saale)
(c) Thomas Ziegler, Stadt Halle (Saale)

The Marketplace...

... has been the center and heart of the city since the 12th century. Zentrum und Herz der Stadt. Die Silhouette wird durch das Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Denkmal, den Roten Turm sowie die fünf Türme der Marktkirche geprägt 

The "Burg Giebichenstein"...

... whose history goes back to the 9th century zurückreicht, ist die zweite und älteste Saaleburg der Stadt Halle. Malerisch gelegen auf einem Porphyrfelsen am Ufer der Saale wurde sie im 19. Jahrhundert zu einem Treffpunkt der halleschen Romantiker. Gemeinsam mit dem sie umgebenden Amtsgarten as well as the nearby Reichardtsgarten and the "Halleschen Bergzoo" , the area is one of Halle's most important excursion destinations.

(c) Jan Laurig
(c) Thomas Ziegler, Stadt Halle (Saale)

The "Frankesche Stiftungen zu Halle"...

founded in 1698, house schools, kindergartens, teaching and research institutes as well as commercial enterprises in more than 50 originally preserved buildings from three centuries. The historic school town of the pastor and pietist August Hermann Franke (1663-1727) stand als lebendiges Zeugnis des Reformwerkes des Halleschen Pietismus bis 2016 auf der Vorschlagliste für das UNESCO World HeritageSite as a living testimony to the reform work of Halle Pietism. The Historical Library in Germany's oldest library building (1728) and the Kunst- und Naturalienkammer (1741), the only original Baroque cabinet in Germany, can be visited in the Historisches Waisenhaus.  

Die "Moritzburg"...

... an imposing architectural monument in the center of the city of Halle, which is over 500 years old . Formerly the preferred residence of Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg and his work in this place made the city of Halle one of the early Renaissance. Opened in 1904 as the "Städtisches Museum" for art and Applied arts, the collections of the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg of the state of Saxony-Anhalt today include paintings, graphic art, sculpture, arts and crafts/design, photography, coins and medals, among them outstanding works of classical modernism and its pioneers in the 19th century.

(c) Thomas Ziegler, Stadt Halle (Saale)
(c) Thomas Ziegler, Stadt Halle (Saale)

The "Technische Halloren- und Salinemuseum"..

... the former royal salt works, lets you experience the history of the weißen Goldes, which once made Halle rich. The art of salt boiling is still mastered only by the Halloren, who founded a brotherhood of salt workers in the Thale of Halle in 1491, which still exists today. The The famous silver treasure is rarely seen, but festive dresses, customs and tools of the trade are.

The "Händelhaus"...

... near the market is the birthplace of most famous son of the city, baroque composer Georg-Friedrich Händel. The museum contains exhibitions on the life and works of Handel, the history of music in the region and a collection of valuable, historical musical instruments. In honor of Handel, the international Händel Festival has been held in Halle since 1922.

(c) Thomas Ziegler, Stadt Halle (Saale)