In 1804 in Halle , a small patisserie and gingerbread bakery opened that went on to become the Halloren factory, the oldest chocolate factory in Germany that is still in operation. Its most famous product, however, is relatively young. The Halloren Kugeln chocolate balls have only been produced since 1952. Their round shape is reminiscent of the silver buttons of the jackets of the saltworkers, who were known as the Halloren. But there is no truth in the old story that the chocolates used to be eaten with salt. To learn more about production of the chocolates, visit the company's chocolate museum.