Halle (Saale) – it’s your town – no matter whether you happen to be a visitor or a resident. A concentrated mix consisting of art, culture, relaxation, catering and shopping in a historically developed city centre makes the town popular and adorable.
In Händel’s native town, there is much to listen to (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 (Saale) is also a green town of residence and, with its more than 7000 hectares of water and green spaces, is also a leisure and sporting paradise. Besides this, Halle (Saale) is an important business, technological, and scientific location.
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. Halle (Saale) has an approximate population of 230,000, making it Saxony-Anhalt’s largest town in terms of residents. It lies on the banks of the river Saale and has excellent transport connections.