Germany is a very popular tourist destination; it is the seventh most active tourist country in the world. In addition to its spectacular scenery and diverse cities, Germany provides its guests with a variety of helpful services, starting with the sophisticated public transport network, which includes fast trains, underground trains, mass transit buses and taxis, as well as specifically designed tourist institutions such as hotels, guest houses, restaurants and cafes beside theaters and parks.
Germany has witnessed a significant growth in the tourism sector in recent years.The number of tourists who visit Germany annually is more than 25 million, and domestic and foreign tourism accounted for about 450 million overnight stays in 2016.
Why Halle Saale?
Halle is a city located in the southern region of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, and an economic and educational centre in eastern Germany. The University of Halle-Wittenberg for example is the largest university in Saxony-Anhalt and one of the oldest universities in Germany. Halle has an elegant city-centre, with many green areas and many narrow streets where architecture has been preserved. There are many beautiful places along the Saale River which runs through the city.
Halle is one of the cities that received a large number of refugees in Germany, making the city more diverse and multicultural. Not only this but the university in Halle is a popular destinations for international students from different educational fields.
The international population of the city gives it a welcoming atmosphere and makes it more attractive to tourists. During your time here, you will be able to meet and interact with different people from different countries in the world, posing a unique experience for you.
What to see in Halle city?
The city of Halle is filed with places that will interest you. The old city in Halle is certainly one of the places that you must visit while you are there. The old city is renowned for being built with a wrong plan; the buildings there go back to the medieval era. The Red Tower is another thing you must visit; it is located in the “Marktplatz” square, where there is also a statue of the famous composer George Frederic Handel, as well as the Church of Mary (the “Marienkirche”), which is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Halle also contains one of the most important palaces in Germany, which has since been converted into a museum, a cathedral and a university.
A favourite place to walk in the city is the market square (the “Marktplatz”), surrounded by many beautiful historical buildings. The square is full of popular restaurants and various cultural events. For example, in one of the historic buildings built in 1708, there is the Beatles Museum. The Beatles were a British rock band from Liverpool in the 1960s, and became one of the largest and most successful musical ensembles in the history of popular music.
Another place which is not to forget is the Halloren Chocolate Factory in Halle.This is the first chocolate factory in Germany, founded in 1804. There you will be impressed by the history of chocolate production and the incredible ways of making delicious chocolate. The entrance fee includes samples of the delicious chocolate too. You will also find a gift shop filled with delicious products made on site at affordable prices.
The Halle Zoo! is the only zoo in the city, containing over 1,700 animals on nine hectares, with special enclosures for elephants, crocodiles and other predators, all integrated into the hillside upon which the zoo is built. By being on the hill, you also have a beautiful view across the very green city. The zoo is centrally located in the middle of the city and has many restaurants, bars and entertainment venues for children.