Castle Giebichenstein – Halle

First mentioned in 961 as an imperial castle, it later served as the main residence of the archbishops of Magdeburg, who governed the town of Halle. The castle complex comprised the old castle (the present municipal park), the upper castle, which is now an open-air museum, and the lower castle, the remaining structures of which are presently used by the College of Art and Design. In 1936 the Romanesque core castle was almost completely destroyed by a fire. Only the ‘curtain’ wall, the Romanesque corner tower with its Gothic superstructure, and the massive foundations below the bower were spared.


Architecture and Furniture

Regular guided visits


Seebener Str. 1
06114 Halle (Saale)

Opening times

Tuesday – Friday:
09.00 a.m. – 06.00 p.m.
Saturday, Sun- and holidays: 09.00 a.m. – 06.30 p.m.
(30 minutes before closing last admission)

Admission fees:
Adults: € 2,00
Reduced rate: € 1,50
Family ticket: € 3,50

Guided tours for school parties free of charge