Cities & Culture

Handel House Halle

Visit the house in which the famous composer Georg Friedrich Handel was born, where you can now explore the award-winning permanent exhibition called "HANDEL – The European" and admire musical instruments dating back six centuries.

Back in 1948, the city of Halle opened up its music museum in the house in which Georg Friedrich Handel was born. The three main collections and areas of research are a clear indication of what this museum is all about: the life and work of Georg Friedrich Handel, the history of music in the region and a historical collection of musical instruments. The permanent exhibition called "HANDEL – The European" aims to get to grips with the significance of Georg Friedrich Handel within modern society, looking beyond just his music. 14 rooms covering 550 square metres are dedicated to the life and work of the famous Baroque composer who was born in Halle in 1685.

Handel is also brought to life in a miniature Baroque theatre, where an animated Georg Friedrich Handel takes to the stage to play eight of his 40 or so opera productions on the harpsichord. Over the course of the year, a number of concerts are held in the Chamber Music Hall and in the historical wooden parlour that dates back to the 16th century. You can even hear what some of the instruments in the musical instrument exhibition sound like. Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am–6 pm

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