Halle is an economic and educational center in central Germany. The Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, with campuses in Halle and Wittenberg, is the largest university in Saxony-Anhalt, one of the oldest universities in Germany, and a nurturing ground for the local startup ecosystem.
Halle is an important rail junction for lines from Wrocław (in Poland), Berlin, Leipzig, Frankfurt am Main, the Harz country, and Hannover. With Leipzig, Halle is a principal commercial and industrial centre of central Germany.
The largest city in Saxony-Anhalt, Halle is a former ducal town rich in history. The Baroque composer George Frideric Handel was born in Halle in 1685 and lived here to the age of 18. His birthplace has been preserved, and you can call in at the churches where he was baptised and played the organ.
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Halle , or simply Halle is the largest city of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, the fourth most populous city in the area of former East Germany after Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden, as well as the 31st largest city of Germany, and with around 244,000 inhabitants, it is slightly more populous than the state capital of Magdeburg.