Along the river Saale in central Germany, you’ll find Halle - a city booming with business, rich with culture, history, and education. The University of Halle-Wittenburg, one of Germany’s oldest universities, brings a wealth of culture to the city, and its influence on business has made Halle one of central Germany’s leading business locations. A city rich with history, Halle was the birthplace of the famed composer, Handel, and maintains a strong musical presence with an abundance of theatres showcasing music, opera, and more. Among other attractions, you’ll find the popular Halloren Chocolate Factory as well as a city centre filled with plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Museums and markets, parks and gardens, castles and architecture, Halle has it all!
Location: In the state of Saxony-Anhalt on the Saale River.
Halle can be found in central Germany on the river Saale. It is the largest city in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Its largest neighboring city is Leipzig, and you’ll find the Leipzig-Halle Airport halfway between the two. Halle can be reached by car via the “Central German Loop,” which connects the A9, A14, A38, and A143 motorways. The Halle train station is also a popular option for arrival, and is situated in the centre of town.
Business: Major business centre of central Germany
In recent years, Halle has become a booming business centre with 1.7 million people who either work, study, live, or conduct research here. There are multiple industries that flourish in the area, including IT, scientific research, art & design, and more. The main business centre in Halle is the Dienstleistungszentrum Wirtschaft, which is the main point for business information, seminars, and assistance.
Culture: Birthplace of Handel and a centre for the arts
Halle is a city with a wonderful and diverse cultural heritage. With so much to offer, visitors can find theatres, museums, opera houses, galleries, and more throughout the city. The centre is the main point of interest and the part of town where cultures collide. Here, you’ll be delighted to find colourful and elaborately designed buildings, lively pubs, restaurants, shops, and more!
Activities: Chocolate factories, castles, and trams!
There is much to keep you entertained in Halle—from town walkabouts to rides on the historic tram and boat rides on the river Saale. Visit Handel’s House and the Halloren Chocolate Factory, buy tickets to the opera, or climb up to one of the several castles located in the city, such as Giebichenstein Castle or Moritzburg.