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Halle (Saale)

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Compilation of sights located in Halle (Saale), Germany

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This manhole cover in Halle (Saale) displays the coat of arms of the city. The city arms of Halle consist of a moon between two stars of different size. Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Coat Of Arms, Halle, Cover Art, Dna, Metal Working

Manhole cover in Halle (Saale)

This manhole cover in Halle (Saale) displays the coat of arms of the city. The city arms of Halle consist of a moon between two stars of different size. The colour of these symbols is red; the ground is silver.

Headquarter of the German Federal Cultural Foundation in Halle (Saale), Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Foundation, Germany, Culture, Architecture

German Federal Cultural Foundation in Halle (Saale)

Right next to the buildings of the Francke Foundations I came across this fascinating architecture. It’s the headquarter of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes). The purpose of this foundation is to promote and fund art and culture within the framework of federal responsibility. Sources / More info German Federal Cultural Foundation (Website)

Hallors and Saline Museum in Halle (Saale), Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Bath Salts Recipe, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Scooters, Museums, Germany

Hallors and Saline Museum in Halle (Saale)

The museum was established in 1967 in the buildings of the former Royal Prussian saline to Halle (Saale). In these rooms, salt is still traditionally extracted. On regular events, the visitors can look over the Hallors’ shoulders during salt production. [German] Besides the costume of the Hallors with its typical 18 buttons, the lance is…

Halle’s early history relates to harvesting of salt. The names of the city Halle as well as the river Saale origin from old expressions related to salt. An appropriate souvenir from Halle (Saale) could be a portion of salt, produced … Continue reading → Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria, Continue Reading, 19th Century, Harvest, Germany

Salt from a 19th-century saline in Halle (Saale)

Halle’s early history relates to harvesting of salt. The names of the city Halle and the river Saale origin from old expressions related to salt. An appropriate souvenir from Halle (Saale) could be a portion of salt, produced with technologies of the 19th century in the Hallors and Saline Museum (Halloren- und Salinenmuseum). Sources /…

MS Händel II, a ship for river cruises on the Saale river in Halle, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria, Cruises, Ms, Travel Destinations

MS Händel II in Halle (Saale)

With the MS Händel II, a ship named after composer Georg Frederik Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel), one can take relaxing tours on the river Saale around Halle. A highlight of these trips is passing Giebichenstein Castle. If you are interested in the works of the composer, the Handel House is worth a visit. Sources /…

S-Bahn Talent 2 at the railway station of Halle Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, Railroad History, North Rhine Westphalia, S Bahn, Corporate Identity Design, Rolling Stock

Talent 2 at railway station Halle (Saale)

The Talent 2 is a multiple unit railcar manufactured by Bombardier Transportation. The first trains were produced in 2008. The design of the cab ends made Germans call this type of train Hamsterbacke (hamster cheek). The depicted train is run by the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland. Sources / More info S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland (Wikipedia) Bombardier Talent 2 (Wikipedia)

Crocodile at the cabinet of curiosities in Halle (Saale), Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, Georgian Architecture, Cabinet Of Curiosities, North Rhine Westphalia, Curiosity, Strawberry Hill

Cabinet of curiosities at the Francke Foundations

The Cabinet of Artefacts and Natural Curiosities (Kunst- und Naturalienkammer) was established by August Hermann Francke in 1698. Today this collection is regarded as the only fully preserved cabinet of curiosities dating from the Baroque age. The appeal of this chamber is that it was designed for school purposes and not for just impressing its…

Giebichenstein Castle in Halle (Saale), Germany Halle, Saxony Anhalt, Germany Castles, Royal Residence, Romanesque, Ancestry, Monument Valley, Cruise, River

Giebichenstein Castle in Halle (Saale)

Giebichenstein Castle (Burg Giebichenstein) is part of the Romanesque Road (Straße der Romanik). Today it is used by the Kunsthochschule Halle (Academy of Arts). Being a Burgward in the 9th century, the castle became a royal residence of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor. The photo was taken on a river cruise with the MS Händel…

Under the Sun of Arcadia, a room at the Handel House in Halle (Saale), Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Friedrich, Park Hotel, Bavaria, Museums

Handel House in Halle (Saale)

Georg Frideric Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel) was born in Halle (Saale) in 1685 and lived in this city for 18 years. Today, his birthplace houses an exhibition on the life and work of the composer. It is generally known as the Handel House (Händel-Haus). The photo shows the room “Under the Sun of Arcadia” and…

The Donkey Fountain (Eselsbrunnen) on the Old Market (Alter Markt) in Halle (Saale) was built in The bronze sculpture was created by the sculptor Heinrich Keiling. The man who walks with a donkey over a rug of roses refers … Continue reading → Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, The Donkey, Bavaria, Fountain, Garden Sculpture

Donkey fountain in Halle (Saale)

The Donkey Fountain (Eselsbrunnen) on the Old Market (Alter Markt) in Halle (Saale) was built in 1913. The bronze sculpture was created by the sculptor Heinrich Keiling. The man who walks with a donkey over a rug of roses refers to an old legend. [German] This legend dates back to the time of Emperor Otto…

Library of the Francke Foundations in Halle (Saale) Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Foundation, Germany, Countries, Russia

Library of the Francke Foundations in Halle (Saale)

The library was founded at the beginning of the 18th century by August Hermann Francke for the teachers and pupils at the schools of the Francke Foundations. The edifice built in the years 1726-1728 is regarded as Germany’s oldest surviving secular library building. [German] In the baroque magazine, about 120,000 prints are placed. The topics…

Cathedral of Halle in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Halle, Saxony Anhalt, Paris Skyline, Cathedral, Germany, Tower, Travel, Brandenburg, Rook

Cathedral of Halle (Saale)

In the beginning, the later cathedral of Halle was a church built by the Dominican. Traditionally churches of a mendicant order don’t have a tower. The lovely gables were added by Cardinal Albert of Brandenburg. Today it is just a church again but people of Halle still call the edifice a Dom (cathedral). The photo…

The Leipzig Tower (Leipziger Turm) was built in the century. Canopy, roof lantern and the clock were added at the end of century. The edifice was used as a fire lookout tower. Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lookout Tower, Roof Lantern, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Shopping Street, Built Environment

Leipzig Tower in Halle (Saale)

The Leipzig Tower (Leipziger Turm) was built in the 15th century. Canopy, roof lantern and the clock were added at the end of 16th century. The 44-metre-high edifice was used as a fire lookout tower. Today it is a prominent point on the Leipziger Straße, one of the main shopping streets in Halle.

The Beatles Museum in Halle (Saale) shows the history of the Beatles from the foundation of the band in 1960 up to their separation in It also displays material about their solo careers after The museum is located … Continue reading → Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Beatles Museum, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria, Museums, The Beatles

Beatles Museum in Halle (Saale)

The Beatles Museum in Halle (Saale) shows the history of the Beatles from the foundation of the band in 1960 up to their separation in 1970. It also displays material about their solo careers after 1970. The museum is located in a Baroque building dating back to 1708. Sources / More info Beatles Museum Halle…