Halle (Saale) is called the ‘Cultural Capital of Saxony-Anhalt’ for good reason. Over the course of its 1,200 years of history, Halle has become famous for its beautiful old town, the unique and romantic scenery along the Saale River, its tradition of Handel and the Francke Foundations. The town is known for its beautiful five towers, situated on Market Square: the two round caps, as well as the two blue peaks, of the Church of Our Lady, and the Red Tower. Additionally, 53 per cent of the town is green space, including the extensive riverbanks between Halle’s Old Town and New Town, making Halle one of the greenest major cities in Germany.