Castle Giebichenstein – Halle

INTRODUCTION

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.

HISTORY

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.

OPENING HOURS

Summer
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)

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

Guided tours for school parties free of charge

CONTACT

Seebener Str. 1
06114 Halle (Saale)
Deutschland
0345 122790
E-mail
Website

TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE

Marktplatz 13
06108 Halle(Saale)
Deutschland
0345 1227924
E-mail
Website