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Halle/Saale, Germany - 18th December 2013

By: MA_17

Hei Mommy,

we made a trip by train!
At this time of the year the countryside looks really boring. :thinking:

We saw some interesting trains...

...lost stations...

...the river Mulde...

...and passed a small city named Bitterfeld.

Our destination was Halle/Saale. It's a very important economy and education-center in east Germany. The University of Halle-Wittenberg is the biggest university in Saxony-Anhalt and one of the oldest Universities in Germany.
As our host had something to do in the city we had a little bit time to walk around.

We noticed LOTS of all kind of towers everywhere! :o
This is the Leipzig Tower (Leipziger Turm). It was built in the 15th century and remains of the town wall in the south of the city centre.

The Red Tower (Roter Turm) in front of me was originally built as campanile of the older St. Mary's Church between 1418 and 1503 and is a famous landmark of Halle. I hope you can see it as I'm standing next to the church.

The Market Church of St. Mary (Marktkirche) was built in 1529–1554 while using elements of two medieval churches: St. Gertrude's Church dating back to the 11th century and the older St. Mary's Church from the 12th Century. The church has four steeples, the two western octagonal ones are called Blue Towers because of their dark blue slate roofing. The other two Hausmannstürme are connected by a bridge and on this bridge was the fire watch. The church owns as well the original death-mask of Martin Luther.
The Marktkirche's four towers and the city's nearby Roter Turm (Red Tower) are a landmark symbol of the city and marking the city’s silhouette. :rolleyes:
We also stopped at the Christmas market which is placed around the Red Tower, directly on the market square.

Your little

* Posted Dec 24, 2013, 11:49 pm Last edited Dec 24, 2013, 11:52 pm by MA_17 [Quote] Go to the top of the page


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