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Colors of Halle an der Saale - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

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 place rich in salt". Like any other German city, it is famous for its rich history, and locals are very proud of their heritage. Speaking about them, it is worth mentioning that they are friendly and always ready to help people. You should not be afraid to turn to them - despite the fact that they are not used to express emotions and always seem to stand aside, you can be sure they will provide the necessary assistance, if necessary.
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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. Copyright
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Since Halle is Georg Handel's hometown, it is not surprising that Handel Festival in honor of the famous native is held here. Its locations are many institutions throughout the city (theaters, opera houses, concert halls). You can listen to classical works of talented composers, not only Handel. Nevertheless, the major focus is on the work of the great composer who was lucky enough to be born in such a wonderful city as Halle an der Saale. Attending the festival is a great honor both for visitors and participants, since only famous and talented orchestras, performers, and conductors gather here.
Halle Arriving in Halle at the end of August, you can witness such an event as Laternenfest. It takes place on Peißnitz island located in the territory of the city. At this time, besides a colorful action with the participation of thousands of lights filling all around and immersing in the atmosphere of a fairy tale, you can enjoy rides, watch the fireworks in Giebichenstein Castle and ducks swimming in the River Saale. Of course, all this is accompanied by music, shows, and entertainment for everyone - no one will be bored during the festival. It is a very picturesque festival that leaves only pleasant impressions not least because everyone can find themselves entertainment to their liking here.
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Mid-April in Halle is marked by such an event as Doppeltes Burgfest, which is sure to delight all fans of medieval-style festivals. Giebichenstein Castle serves as the venue. There is a fair in the lower part of the castle, circus performances of equilibrists, and, of course, tournaments between knights encased in armor. The upper part hosts the main events - theatrical performances, shows of archers and harlequins, music immersing in the atmosphere of the Middle Ages.
Halle (Saale) Opernhaus At the end of September, Halle an der Saale is honored as a city rich in salt deposits through such a popular event as Salzfest. The venue is Marktplatz. In addition to the main event - the fair's opening - the audience can enjoy rides, workshops, presentations of traditional local crafts, and all this is accompanied by music. Of course, the holiday is not complete without children's laughter ringing and joy reigning around. Attending the festival is a great opportunity to feel the holiday atmosphere and get acquainted with the local traditions.
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 … Open
At the end of April, there is one of the city's most interesting events, a kind of opening of the “summer season of fun”. Its name is Ein Tag im Turm, and it is held in Turm Nightclub. This is 24 hours of music, dances, shows, and theatricals. At the same time, the so-called “Biergarten” opens, where both locals and tourists have fun. Organizers of the festival are trying to make this one day memorable for everyone, giving people only pleasant impressions. It must be said that they are very good at this.
Halle an der Saale No German city can be imagined without the traditional Weihnachtsmarkt, that is, the Christmas Fair. And not without reason - it's is hard to imagine a more suitable place for Weihnachtsmann. One of the fairs opens on Marktplatz, being an excellent example of how a real Christmas fair should look like - here you can buy tasty food, entertain kids with rides, and listen to music. The scale is truly grandiose - here you can feel the presence of a fairy tale, which is never too late to believe in. The second fair opens on Große Ulrichstr 38. It is a bit smaller than Marktplatz Fair but not inferior by the atmosphere - here everyone can feel the coming holiday as close as possible.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Halle an der Saale
♥   Dom SS. Peter und Paul, Naumburg, 40.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom Ss. Peter und Paul, Zeitz, 50.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Schloßkirche, Wittenberg, 60 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, Wittenberg, 60.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kaiserdom SS. Mauritius und Katharina, Magdeburg, 73.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Sankt Sebastian, Magdeburg, 74.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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 'Altenburg' , 64 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gnandstein Castle' , 66.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Belvedere' , 76.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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