HALLE (SAALE)

Germany

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.

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 (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, technology 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.

Slikovni rezultat za Halle (Saale)

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.

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 (Saale) is a green town of residence and with its more than 7000 hectares of water and green spaces is also a leisure and sporting paradise. One is able to make use of its more than 180 sports clubs. In addition to this free time can be spent in the wonderful zoo, in the botanical gardens, at the racecourse, on Peißnitz Island, down at the banks of the river Saale or in one of the five cinemas.

Besides this Halle (Saale) is an important business, technology 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. Companies such as the Halloren Chocolate Factory Ltd. the Kathi Rainer Thiele Ltd. and the KSB Group, which are all located in the town on the banks of the Saale, are known throughout the country. Furthermore, numerous scientific institutes are represented here such as the Max Planck Association or the Fraunhofer Institute. The Martin-Luther-University-Halle-Wittenberg and the Burg Giebichenstein-Academy-of-Art-and-Design-Halle attract many thousands of students to Halle (Saale) each year. 

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. 

Tourist-Information

Marktschlösschen – Seat of Tourist-Information

Halle has much to offer. We will be happy to show you around – pay us a visit – we are looking forward to meeting you! 

Our service just for you:

  • Historical, thematic or individual town walkabouts
  • Climbing up the Hausmannstürme
  • Round trip of the town with the historical tram
  • Boat trips on the Saale
  • Package travelling deals
  • Congress and event service 
  • Accommodation service from hotels to private rooms  
  • Extensive souvenir and merchandising offer

SIGHTSEEING

Shopping, going out for meals, relaxing, enjoying culture and life, all of these are possible in Halle’s historical city centre. In scarcely any other town do such possibilities lie so close together. Apart from the well-known points of interest, department stores and great art attractions, there are also a number of other things waiting to be discovered such as exclusive shops, cafés, restaurants, galleries and peaceful places.
From a historical point of view Halle has much to offer. Numerous historical facilities and buildings from throughout the 1200 year town history are open to visitors. 

Directions to Halle…

…by aeroplane

The Leipzig-Halle airport is situated half way between the two cities and is connected by means of the A9/A14 motorways. In addition to this the FlughafenExpress (Airport Express) sets off at 30 minute intervals from the airport to both Halle (Saale) and Leipzig.

  • Leipzig-Halle International Airport (Approx. 20 km)
  • Berlin International Airport (Approx. 150 km) 
  • Oppin Airport (Especially for sport purposes)

…by rail

The main railway station in Halle (Saale) is centrally located. Directly next to the station is the Riebeckplatz, the New Federal State’s most busy traffic junction and also the largest urban roundabout in Germany. This is where a number of trunk roads and tramlines meet thus providing numerous possibilities of travelling to other parts of the town.

  • Travel information “Die Bahn [DB]” (German Railways)
  • Timetable Information for Saxony Anhalt  
  • MDV – Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsbund (Central German Public Transport – Metropolitan area of Halle-Leipzig)
  • HAVAG – Hallesche Verkehrs AG (Halle Traffic plc.)

… by car

Halle is surrounded by four motorways, which are part of the “Central German Loop”. These also enclose the city of Leipzig.

Motorways

  • A 9     Berlin – Munich
  • A 14   Magdeburg – Nossen (Towards Dresden)
  • A 38   Göttingen – Halle („South Harz Motorway“)
  • A 143 Westtangente Halle (Under construction)

Trunk Roads

  • B6     (From the North Sea coast southwards through the Federal States of Lower Saxony, Bremen, Saxony Anhalt and Saxony, then across to the Polish border)
  • B80   (From West to East through four federal state from North Hesse to Halle)
  • B91   (From Halle southwards via Merseburg and Weißenfels to Zeitz)
  • B100 (From Halle to the B2 south of Lutherstadt Wittenberg)

… by ship

The Halle (Saale) harbour offers a wide range of places of transhipment, transport-services and general-services for the logistics market. The additional value arises due to the interlinking of roads, railways and waterways. Due to its network character this approach is not only economical; it also offers an ecological approach due to its quantity- and cost-optimised transport-services. In addition to this Halle has a small town harbour at the Elisabethsaale with a public jetty for “water tourists”. 

Contact

Der Oberbürgermeister
email
petra.sachse@halle.de
address
Marktplatz 1, 06108 Halle (Saale)
phone
+49 345 221-4005