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Halle an der Saale Halle is a German city located on the Saale River. This is an administrative center of the district of the same name. The population of Halle estimates 236 thousand of people according to the data of 1968.
Halle is a popular family resort with a huge selection of interesting sights. Many interesting museums operate here. One of the most unusual among them is the Halloren Schokoladenmuseum, a … Open
Halle is an important transport junction, a river port, and a center of chemical industry that is well-developed here due to rich sources of potassium sault, brown coal, sault, and copper. Halle is also an important mechanical engineering center with rail carriage, machine-tool construction, food and pharmaceutical industries, wood processing, cement making, metallurgy and production of building materials. Besides that Halle is one of the largest printing centers in Germany. Farming and growing vegetables is also among specialties of this place.
The center of Halle is usually represented with an old city that is known by its wrong planning and medieval type buildings. You may like visiting Markt Platz where is located Red Tower (1418-1506), the monument of a famous composer Handel who is known as a Halle local and a hall church Marienkirche. Among old buildings travellers are usually suggested to visit Moritzburg Palace that is now turned into a museum, a hall cathedral, and a university built according to the project of Schinkel. The historical center is surrounded by new districts that mostly consist of newly built houses. Finally, many travellers enjoy visiting Museum of Ancient History, a building of the Academy of Natural Sciences built in 1652. Especially for visitors with kids a large zoo is organized in Halle. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Halle is known primarily as Georg Handel's hometown and secondly as a large industrial city where the salt industry prevails. Even the name of the city comes from the Celtic language as "a … Open
The favorite place for walks among many tourists is the Market Square, located on the very place where in the Middle Ages a large trade route took place. Around the square, there are many beautiful historical buildings, in which today there are popular restaurants and cultural institutions. In one of the historic buildings which were built in 1708, is the museum Beatles Story, which will be interesting to all fans of the Liverpool’s four.
Marktplatz in Halle an der Saale At the Market Square, there is another outstanding historical building - the Palace of Marktslossen. This spectacular palace is the location of an interesting museum, the main exhibits of which are ancient musical instruments. In addition, the palace houses an interesting gallery, and a shop selling rare old books.
Halle is a great city for outdoor recreation enthusiasts and those who love to get aesthetic pleasure from fascinating views of the city. This is one of the extraordinarily beautiful cities, … Open
The most famous native of the German town is the world-famous composer George Frideric Handel. It is no surprise that the Handel House Museum is a must for many excursion programs. It was in this house that the future genius of classical music was born. In this ancient house, Handel spent the first seven years of his life. Today in the historical building, there is a thematic museum dedicated to the life and work of the composer. It often hosts interesting cultural events, as well as an annual festival dedicated to Handel's work.
Travelers who have long dreamt of strolling through the territory of an ancient fortress should go to the neighborhood of Halle, where the Giebichenstein Fortress is located. Medieval fortress for hundreds of years of existence changed its status many times. In the 16th century it housed a prison, and later the huge building was converted into a brewery. Now in the restored fortress is located the School of Applied Arts. Despite this, during the tour, absolutely all of its territory is available to tourists.
Halle is a popular family resort with a huge selection of interesting sights. Many interesting museums operate here. One of the most unusual among them is the Halloren Schokoladenmuseum, a … Open
There are many interesting religious sites in Halle. The history of the St. George’s chapel is very interesting. It is the surviving part of the medieval nunnery. The church that can be seen today was built in the middle of the 18th century. In 1740, the old church as well as the monastery itself, was completely destroyed during a fire. The church was seriously damaged during the Second World War, but was immediately restored afterwards.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Halle an der Saale
♥   Castle 'Giebichenstein Castle' , 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mansfeld Castle' , 38.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rudelsburg' , 48 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Haynsburg' , 53.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Falkenstein Castle' , 54.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Halle an der Saale and around
♥   Art museum 'Stiftung Moritzburg / Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt' Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Gozec Circle

From the series “15 Historical Monuments, with Riddles not yet Solved”
This fact tells us that such complexes were used as a local sun observatory. The Gozec circle with the similar constructions was built approximately at the time of Neolith. More than that, there were found several interesting concurrent artefacts. Near the ditches were found places of fires and parts of human’s and animal’s bones. One of the latest findings was a headless human skeleton. Thereby that this place was connected with bloody oblations. … Read further
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