Living in Halle (Saale)

Halle is a 1200-year-old city situated along the river Saale in the south of the federal state Saxony-Anhalt and has about 240,000 inhabitants. Halle’s early history is connected to the harvesting of salt and the name Halle might even derive from a Germanic word for salt. The city is well-known for its tradition of culture and science. In 1694, Martin Luther University was founded, and, in 1695, a second educational establishment was founded by August Hermann Francke: the Francke Foundations. The famous composer Georg Friedrich Händel was born in Halle in 1685. His spirit is still present in the town, especially in summer during the Handel Festival.
Today you can find a wide range of cultural facilities, including museums, castles, universities, the opera, theatre, concert halls, and more.
For more information visit the official website of Halle (Saale). Here you can find information on almost any aspect of life in Halle, from cultural offerings, to political and economic information, to administrative matters.

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

If you are enroled as a student at Martin Luther University or at Leipzig University, the student card (semester ticket) is valid as a ticket to use public transport in Halle, Leipzig, and the whole area of the transport association for Central Germany (MDV) as well. Commute between Halle and Leipzig (from station to station) takes 23 to 37 minutes by suburban train.

Throughout-Germany upgrades for your semester ticket are offered in both cities, Halle and Leipzig, by the local public transport companies (Havag and LVB). For more information on the respective upgrade offer please visit Uni Halle website.

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