Wandering around the central Halle area will give you some great views of different building styles. While the Handel Haus is more Baroque, this building, the Graseweg Haus is in a more old-style mood. Directly behind this old Fachwerkhaus was another building that looked about ready to collapse. It's this juxtaposition that makes Halle very interesting to wander through.
This museum is one of the major claims to fame for Halle. We didn't get a chance to go it, but it has quite a following. It's located just off the main square, near the famous 5 Towers.
If you are a fan of Handel, this is a must see!
Open everyday, free admission.
Handel was born here, so there are several places to check out his life and times. There is a memorial (pictured) in the Marktplatz. The tourism photo of the city plays with reality a little by turning his statue around to face away from the church steeples. He really faces them.
There is also Handelhaus, Handel's birthplace turned museum. You can visit the center of Halle and check out all the Handel sights in one day.
Joliot-Curie-Platz is very well maintained. It leads up to the Opera House and it provides places to sit and pretty flowers. It's also just across the street from several of the main University buildings.
Our first stop in Halle was this beautiful graveyard. It has been fixed up and repaired in recent years, and it is now a lovely, green, cool place for a stop.
Two men were working on weeding and removing leaves and rubble when we walked around the plots. The whole graveyard is surrounded by a high wall, and some of the graves are elevated, so the stones are eye level.
Some of the stones are very old, and others are quite new. Definitely worth a visit.
I also like to look out for the remaining of the former GDR days. I knew the GDR era from former visits and so it´s quite interesting to see what is changed and what isn´t.....
You will find signs of the past in every corner of the city!
This is the only tower that´s standing on it´s own in Germany, this is what the tourist info is saying. Well, it´s standing right in the middle of the Market Square and so right in the middle of Halle as well! I think the tourist info is in here......
We just walked into the lobby to see the new features. It's very impressive! It's certainly not like any University I've seen in the U.S.
This is one of the main sights of Halle I would say. I´m not sure if you can go up on these twin towers, but it sure would be worth it. It´s crazy, but I never been inside this church. Shame on me!
Maybe the most charming part of Halle, as it has a lot of beautiful old houses with the lovely Pauluschurch in the middle.
This beautiful house was built as a townhall at the end of the 19th century. Nowadays it´s part of the parliament and you can get married here!
This is the new audimax of the university in Halle. I think that the mixture between modern and old architechture around the university ground is worth a look....
Georg Friedrich Händel was born in Halle and so it´s no wonder that you will find the birth house of this famous German composer here.