More than 1,200 years have passed since Halle was first mentioned in 806 AD. Whoever travels to Halle will be fascinated by this city: the special culture and art history as embodied in the Giebichenstein Castle and the Moritzburg – the oldest and youngest castles along the banks of the Saale, the famous Francke Foundations and the market church. Here, you will find traces of Handel and the Halloren, the early renaissance and the enlightenment, as well as a musician’s paradise. Visitors will enjoy a journey into the very heart of cultural Germany. One of the highlights is to found 300 metres from the central market square; the birthplace of the city’s most famous son, composer Georg Friedrich Händel.