A Day in Halle (Saale): 24-hour travel guide!

One day breakfast in the hall

Haley (Sally) is one of the The most beautiful cities in the state of Saxony-Anhalt An often overlooked destination that offers a rich history and vibrant cultural scene.

In this article I will show you how you can make the most of a day in Halle (on the Saale River) and discover the city's hidden treasures.

We'll explore historic landmarks such as the Market Church and the Red Tower, immerse ourselves in the musical past of Handel's House and enjoy the culinary specialties of the area.

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Haley (Sally) is built in!

Federal state: Saxony-Anhalt
resident: About 244,000
Well-known teacher: Market Church, Red Tower and Moritzburg
Culinary specialties: Hallorenkogeln, grilled salt and sausages


A day in Halle. What should you see? 5 locations!

  1. Church of the Virgin Mary Market
  2. State Museum of Prehistory
  3. Red tower
  4. Haussmann storms
  5. Moritzburg

Breakfast: Start the day

One day breakfast in the hall
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast in the Kuckhoff Café – the perfect start to your day in Halle

The perfect day in Halle (Saale) naturally begins with a delicious breakfast. I've visited some of Halle's most popular breakfast cafes to give you the best recommendations to start your day.


Morning: Cultural discoveries in Halle

After a delicious breakfast in one of Halle's charming cafés, it's time to set off and discover the city's cultural treasures.

Your morning program takes you through the historic Old Town, fantastic views and hidden gems.

Walk through the historic old town

Start your journey the shopThe beating heart of the city, surrounded by picturesque country houses and lively cafes.

Wander the winding streets and admire the architecture that bears witness to Halle's rich history.

One-day market church in Halle
Church of Our Lady in the Market – a masterpiece of Gothic architecture in the heart of Halle

Halle's Old Town is almost completely preserved and is home to many tourist attractions that are only a few minutes' walk from each other.​.

Visit the Market Church, Hausmannsturm and the Red Tower

The highlight of your morning is the visit Church of the Virgin Mary Marketone of Halle's landmarks.

Enjoy the wonderful architecture and Artistic stained glass windowsWhich makes the church a special place for faith and art​​​.

do not forget it Haussmann storms To visit, which together with the Market Church of Our Lady forms the famous “Five Towers” ​​group in Halle It offers unique views of the city.

It's rising right next door Red towerWith its eye-catching appearance Chimes It tells a wonderful story.

The tower is a typical example of Late Gothic brick architecture It stands out from the cityscape because of its height and red color​.

Architecture and history of Halle Cathedral

the Halle CathedralAnother architectural gem that cannot be missed on your exploration tour.

Immerse yourself in the cathedral's tranquil atmosphere and learn more about its eventful history, dating back to the late 13th century.

The church was rebuilt in late Gothic and early Renaissance style and later served as a court and castle church​.



Afternoon: Art and nature

Haley's (Sally's) afternoon is all about art and nature. Discover some of the cultural attractions this city has to offer.

Halle State Prehistoric Museum

the State Museum of Prehistory It is famous for its extensive collection of more than 15 million pieces.

One of the most famous exhibits Nebra Sky DeskIt is the oldest known tangible representation of astronomical phenomena.

The museum it belongs to The most famous archaeological museums in Central Europe Important, it provides insight into human evolutionary and cultural history, which began in central Germany about 450,000 years ago.​​​.

One day in Halle-Moritzburg
Moritzburg Art Museum in Halle – a treasure trove of modern and contemporary art

Visit the Moritzburg Art Museum

Moritzburg Castle in Halle (Saale) is a magnificent Renaissance castle with a rich history and now serves as an art museum.

Originally built in the 15th century and expanded in the 16th century during the reign of Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, the castle has served various purposes over the centuries.

Today this house houses Moritzburg Art Museum of Saxony-Anhalt.

It presents a wide range of artworks from the Middle Ages to the present, with a particular focus on twentieth-century art.

Handel House

the Handel House Halle has an important music museum dedicated to the famous composer Georg Friedrich Handel.

It is located in the building where Handel was born in 1685. Today the house serves as a museum and research center for Handel's life and work.

It offers an extensive collection of historical musical instruments, manuscripts and the composer's personal belongings.


Evening programme: The hall at night

At sunset, Halle (Saale) turns into a lively city with many opportunities to enjoy the evening.

Theaters and cinemas

Halle an der Saale offers a diverse cultural scene that comes alive especially in the evening.

Here are some of the theaters and art cinemas you can visit:

  • New theater hall: A popular theater that presents a wide range of plays, musicals and ballet performances.
  • Thalia Theater: He is known for his experimental performances and innovative theatrical projects.
  • Puppet theater hall: It offers great shows for children and adults with creative puppet shows.
  • Zazi Cinema: A cozy art cinema showing a carefully selected selection of international films and documentaries.
  • Lynx cinema at the zoo: In addition to current films, regular film series and special events are presented here.

Diverse nightlife in bars and clubs

Whether you want to relax in a cozy Irish bar, enjoy elegant cocktails in a trendy lounge or dance the night away in a trendy club, you'll find the right place here:

  • Irish fiddler: An Irish bar known for its relaxed atmosphere and live music.
  • Moss Daniel Café Lounge: A café and bar known for its delicious cocktails and friendly staff.
  • Object5: A trendy club with changing theme parties and popular electronic music.
  • Al Burj Club: One of the most famous clubs in Halle with a focus on house and techno music.

Hotel recommendations in Halle an der Saale

When you visit Halle an der Saale, choosing the right hotel is crucial to making your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Whether you are looking for luxury, comfort or a budget room, Halle offers a variety of accommodation options to suit your needs.

Below are my personal recommendations for hotels in different categories to help you make the perfect choice.