With its stunning, spire filled skyline and intriguing historical heritage, the town of Halle is an arresting vision of extraordinary charm. A plethora of architectural attractions allure travellers from every corner of the globe, and magnificent monuments commemorate the lives of the town’s famous and influential residents. The town’s Gothic glory and local legends contribute the unique ambience of Halle, contributing a uniquely arresting quality to a town in which ancient traditions are nurtured and modern culture is enthusiastically embrace.
Halle’s principal square is an architectural treasure chest brimming with structural jewels; reigning supreme over the platz is the market Church, a gorgeous gothic structure in the midst of the bust square.
As the birthplace of famous composer George Frideric Handel, the town boasts a rich selection of commemorative memorabilia; the Handel Statue rises dramatically in the centre of the Market Square, and the Handel House is a music themed museum that resides in the composer’s old house. With its captivating collections of musical memorabilia and Handel related artefacts, the museum is a worthy activity on any travel itinerary.
The classic and the contemporary combine in the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, a world class collection of art housed in the town’s commanding castle. Pioneering works by Klimt, Ernst and Klee contribute to the visual banquet, while the town’s inspirational aesthetic is celebrated in a collection of paintings by Lyonel Feininger, all of which depict Halle’s iconic landmarks.
Continue the musical theme with a visit to Anna’s, an elegant eatery named after Handel’s influential grandmother. Outdoor tables all diners to enjoy the slow pace of town life while observing the gentle activities of passers-by; feast upon traditional German treats such as succulent meat, fried potatoes and tangy pickles in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. (Grosse Nikolai Street 5, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany)