Together with the neighbouring trade-fair city of Leipzig, Halle is one of the most important economic hubs in the region of Saxony-Anhalt. Halle is also an important transport hub and therefore perfectly connected to the Leipzig-Halle S-Bahn suburban train network. Major companies like Coca-Cola and Dell have branches in the region. Halle is also home to a number of popular TV channels, newspapers and radio stations.
The lively university town is home to the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg and the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. The city welcomes its guests with historical sights, an exciting artistic and cultural landscape and a booming gastronomy and entertainment scene. Contemporary productions are staged by the Thalia Children and Youth Theatre and the Staatskapelle Halle symphony orchestra at the Kulturinsel (Culture Island) and the opera house.
Halle's urban area boasts 9 nature reserves on over 700 hectares. The lovely meadow landscape with its forests, lakes and the beautiful river banks is ideal for outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking and extensive walks. Take a swim or just splash around in natural waters like the Hufeisensee (Horseshoe Lake) and the Heidesee (Moor Lake). There is also a broad offer of watersport activities. Go canoeing, wild water rafting or rowing along the river Salle. For equestrian sports enthusiasts, there is a racecourse at the western shores of the river Saale.
At the Technical Halloren and Saline Museum, visitors will learn about the historical importance of salt production for Halle's industry. For demonstration purposes, the workers - called "Halloren" - still produce evaporated salt nowadays. Visit one of the demonstrations and learn about salt extraction techniques from back in the days until today.
Moritzburg castle in Halle is one of the most impressive late medieval castle complexes in Central Germany. Diverse exhibitions attract numerous visitors to the art museum of the state Saxony-Anhalt. In 2008, the building extension was completed. The Spanish architecture Firm Nieto Sobejano added a modern touch to the historical building styles and shapes.
See the world-famous Nebra sky disk at the State Museum of Prehistory. It is more than 3,600 years old and the first known concrete depiction of the cosmos. This allowed our ancestors to e.g. visualise the different seasons of the year for the first time. Apart from the sky disk, several exciting travelling exhibitions about early and prehistory attract visitors.
Castle Giebichenstein was first officially mentioned in 961. It is the oldest castle at the river Saale. Today, the site features part of the Halle College of Fine Arts. While Castle Griebichenstein is the oldest, Moritzburg castle is the youngest castle that was built alongside the Saale River.
TRYP by Wyndham Halle Hotel
Neustädter Passage 5
06122 Halle/ Saale