Halle an der Saale: topics
The main quality of local people is thrift. It is manifested in everything - they're trying to save money, time and energy. And they are quite good at this - we all should learn from them, as it helps a lot in everyday's life. The punctuality of local residents should also be taken into account. The same is expected from the interlocutor - in general, being always polite and tactful, locals always expect the same attitude towards them. We can talk about their tolerance for hours, but it's also worth mentioning its limits, which can be reached if you behave in a completely impolite way. However, it’s quite easy to get in good with natives - just say a couple of phrases in their favorite German language.
The Osterland dialect prevails here, but when communicating with tourists, locals use traditional German - there is no need to worry about the fact that you may misunderstand people from Halle. Dishes you definitely must try include Harzer cheese, Eintopf (vegetable soup), Halberstadt sausages, pork baked in dough, as well as the so-called "country-style breakfast" (mainly consists of scrambled eggs and potatoes). Well, the meal can be finished with something containing sauerkraut and asparagus - whatever else, but dishes of this kind are prepared best of all here. The most popular alcoholic drink is wine, so be sure to try local wines.