Our host town: Halle

Halle (Saale) is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt. Halle is an economic and educational center in eastern Germany. The University of Halle-Wittenberg is the biggest university in Saxony-Anhalt and one of the oldest universities in Germany. Together with Leipzig, which is located at a distance of 38 kilometres from Halle, Halle (Saale) forms the centre of the urban economic metropolitan area of central Germany.

There is much to listen to in Händel’s native town (Händel Festival, Children’s Choir Festival), to celebrate (Lantern Festival, Salt Festival), to look at (Himmelsscheibe (Sky Disc) Moritzburg Foundation, Stadtgottesacker, Franckesche Foundation, Dome, Marien Library) and to experience (Opera, theatres of the spoken word, and a music hall).

Halle has something other towns look for in vain: A cultural scene with flair and esprit. No matter whether theatre, cabaret, music hall, classic music or opera; museums, pub music or discos, Halle has much to offer when it comes to culture, and, due to the many students, has also vast creative potential.

One is able to discover many interesting things around and within the old houses. For example there is now a museum in Händel’s house of birth. The venerable Morizburg accommodates the Saxony-Anhalt Museum of Art with its valuable collection of classic modern art and in the Market-Church one is able to gaze in amazement at Martin Luther’s death mask. However, the town is able to offer much more.