The historic city centre is one of Germany's largest memorial sites and is almost entirely preserved in its original state. The well-maintained medieval and early modern buildings are its architectural highlights.
The city is home to a large number of cultural institutions and museums, such as the Moritzburg Foundation or the Prehistoric State Museum.
Halle is also the birthplace of the classic baroque composer Georg Friedrich Händel. The Händel House, as a museum of music, provides visitors with information on the great musician's life and work. The festival held in his honour draws many visitors to the city each year. Cultural life in the salters' city has many highlights, such as the salters' festival or lantern festival.