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  • Postage stamp: saline worker carrying salt
    Postage stamp: saline worker carrying...
    by Kathrin_E
  • Postage stamp: Hallore and his bride
    Postage stamp: Hallore and his bride
    by Kathrin_E
  • Einstein quotation in Halle
    Einstein quotation in Halle
    by Nemorino

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    Einstein on simplicity

    by Nemorino Updated Dec 27, 2010

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    Einstein quotation in Halle

    Favorite thing:

    When I was in Halle in 2009 they had banners with quotations by famous people on display around the city in connection with a cultural theme year that they were doing.

    The one I liked best was this quotation from the physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955): Man soll die Dinge so einfach wie möglich machen. Aber nicht einfacher. Which means: One should make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.

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    Shock your parents

    by Nemorino Written Jan 8, 2010

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    Shock your parents

    Favorite thing:

    Here by the opera house, as in other places in Halle, the public library had set up placards in the summer of 2009 with the text:

    Shock your parents -- read a book.

    GPS 51°29'11.18" North; 11°58'16.22" East

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    Famous Citizens of Halle

    by Kathrin_E Updated Apr 18, 2009

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    H��ndel monument in Marktplatz
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    Favorite thing: The composer Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) is the best known ever Hallenser but there are more! A selection of the most famous people who were born and/or lived and worked in Halle:

    Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
    Composer and organist, son of Johann Sebastian Bach

    Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857)
    Poet

    Dorothea Christine Erxleben (1715-1762)
    Phyisician, the first woman in Germany who graduated with a doctor's degree (at Halle university in 1754)

    Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)
    Painter

    August Hermann Francke (1663-1727)
    Pietist theologian, founder of Franckesche Stiftungen

    Hans-Dietrich Genscher , born 1927 in Halle
    Politician, Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1974 to 1992, central role in the reunification process of 1989/90. This country owes him a lot.

    Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
    Composer

    Friedrich Daniel Schleiermacher (1768-1834)
    Protestant theologian, professor in Halle

    Peter Sodann (born 1937)
    Actor, director of neues theater and Kulturinsel in Halle. Candidate of the Left for President of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009 (he will have no chance in the election, though).

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    The Inhabitants: Hallenser, Halloren and Hallunken

    by Kathrin_E Written Apr 15, 2009

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    Postage stamp: Hallore and his bride
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    Favorite thing: These three names are used for certain groups of people living in Halle.

    Hallenser are the inhabitants of the city (not "Haller" or anything like that).

    Halloren are those who work in the saline, and their families.

    Hallunken (actually Halunken with one "l", German for scoundrel) is the nickname of the inhabitants of Glaucha, an old lower-class suburb.

    "Halloren" are also round chocolate candies, available with a wide choice of fillings, produced by a local company - in fact a former DDR company who succeeded in establishing their business on the post-unification market.

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    walk around the streets and...

    by Bigs Written Sep 5, 2002

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    Favorite thing: walk around the streets and have a look at all the old houses. You also should have a look at remainings of the former GDR days I would say.... they will be gone soon!

    Fondest memory: Halle feels like a kind of a second home to me, I have spend there several times in the past and so it´s always nice to get there... I also like all the beautiful old houses there.......fantastic!

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