Halle is the largest city in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany with a population of 233,700. Located on the river Saale, it is often referred to as Halle an der Saale, or Halle (Saale) for short, to distinguish it from other municipalities in Germany sharing the same name.

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Franckesche Stiftungen

The Francke Foundations are a unique ensemble of historical school buildings dating back to the age of enlightenment (founded 1698); the buildings today house departments of Halle University, several schools and other cultural and social institutions. Highlights are the baroque Cabinet of Artefacts and Curiosities and the Historical Library. Occasionally concerts, lectures and conferences.

SEE   —  +49 345 2127 450 —  Franckeplatz

Dormero Hotel Rotes Ross

4-star hotel aimed mostly towards business travelers. Feels like a small Grand Hotel and the rooms are very individually decorated. Has a small fitness room, a sauna, and a whirlpool in the basement. Breakfast buffet includes selection of cheese, sausage, breads, cereals, and fruits. Italian restaurant and 24-hour room service

Kunstmuseum Moritzburg

Castle which has now been converted into a great art museum. Has exhibits which include works by Klimt, Ernst, and Klee. Highlights include Lyonel Feininger's paintings of famous Halle landmarks.

Händel-Haus Halle

The house where Georg Friedrich Händel was born, now a museum dedicated to his life and works. Displays his works, letters, manuscripts.

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte (Halle)

The State Museum of Prehistory is the archaeological museum of Saxony-Anhalt with Nebra Sky disk and Eulau family graves as highlights.


Vegetarian restaurant popular among the hippie crowd. Try the Arabic tomato soup, Greek vegetable stew, or Swiss chard coconut soup.


The township built by the GDR in the 80s to house chemical plant workers. It is a poignant example of East German architecture.

SEE   —  Map

Halloren Schokoladen-Museum

The Halloren Chocolate Factory is the oldest in Germany. The origins date back to the founding of a honey cake bakery in 1804.

DINEA Café & Restaurant Halle

Self-service restaurant with view over market square. Offers breakfast, cold and hot lunch buffet, daily specials, cakes.

EAT   —  Marktplatz 20

Hotel Marthahaus

Run by a Christian mission. Soft carpet, well furnished, stained glass windows in the lounge. Beautiful dining hall.

Burg Giebichenstein

Old Castle that's now been converted into an art school. Is right on the Saale river. Great views of the city.

SEE   —  Seebener Strasse 1

Marktkirche Unser Lieben Frauen

Late Gothic cathedral where Luther preached. Contains Luther's death mask. Handel was baptized here.

SEE   —  Map


Great German restaurant and private brewery that boasts having served Mikhail Gorbachev.

EAT   —  Reilstraße 10

Ankerhof Hotel

Former Royal Customs Office. Gym and saunas. Some rooms have river view.

SLEEP   —  +49 345 2323200 —  Ankerstrasse 2a

Palais S

Waterfront terrace. Serves everything from pasta to schnitzel to steak.

EAT   —  Ankerstraße 3c

Sushifreunde am Opernhaus

Has an all-you-can-eat special on Tuesday and Sunday nights for €16.

Dorint Charlottenhof Halle / Saale

4 star hotel that caters to the business crowd. Pool, gym, sauna.

Objekt 5

Great indie club and cafe. Folk and rock music and good food.

DO   —  Seebener Strasse 5

NT Cafe

Artsy place affiliated with the Neues Theater (New Theatre).

Sushi und Wok Bar

Select your ingredients that get put into your stir fry.

Beatles Museum

Three floors of memorabilia owned by fan Rainer Moers.

SEE   —  Alter Markt 12

Café Noire

It is by far the best bar/cafe on Kleine Ulrichstraße.

DRINK   —  Kleine Ulrichstraße 30


Student club. Techno, house, hip-hop, drum & bass.

DRINK   —  Friedeman-Bach-Platz 5

Jugendherberge Halle

Located in an old villa in the city center.

Tryp by Wyndham Halle

Formerly the Best Western Grand City Hotel


Great bar that has lots of live pub music.

DRINK   —  Burgstrasse 49

Apart-Hotel Halle

Really nice murals in the suites. Sauna.

Klub Drushba

Indie club with good dance parties.

Hallesches Brauhaus

Brewery that also serves good food.

DRINK   —  Große Nikolaistraße 2

Handel Festival

In the second week of June.

DO   —  Map

Reederei Riedel River Tours

Runs 45-minute river tours.

DO   —  Map


Karaoke club.

DRINK   —  Kaulenberg 1

Hotel Eigen

SLEEP   —  +49 345 77556 —  Map

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