The Francke Foundations are a unique educational cosmos in Europe. With their historical collections in baroque school architecture, their exhibitions, but especially their educational and social projects, they are far more than a museum. Founded with the aim of improving society, we participate in current social debates: democratic education, social participation, sustainable action.
Saxony-Anhalt accompanies the Francke Foundations on their way to becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Education for All: The Francke Foundations rise to the challenge of a second World Heritage application process
Thanks to the support of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, the concept and lines of argumentation for a World Heritage application are being developed with international scientific support. A so-called upstream process is planned for 2023.
Our exhibitions are open again!
All information about your visit with us.
Our exhibitions are open again and events can take place again. Please familiarise yourself with the current regulations before your visit and secure your time slot in our exhibitions with a pre-booked appointment.
Healing body and soul. Medicine and Hygiene in the 18th Century
Annual Exhibition in the Historic Orphanage and online
In 1721, the foundation stone for the first children's hospital in Germany was laid in the Francke Foundations. The 300th anniversary of this event is the occasion for the annual exhibition, which for the first time comprehensively presents the medicine of Halle's Pietism, which was widely influential in the 18th century.
30 years of reconstruction
Memory and the present in the exhibition »With energy and trust in God«.
Look back with us to 1990: What was it like when many people doubted the ruinous state of the Foundation's buildings and some found the courage to begin the reconstruction work? We asked contemporary witnesses and rummaged through our photos.
Our annual program celebrating the 300th anniversary of the historic Children’s Hospital.
Exactly 300 years ago, medical history was made at the Francke Foundations: August Hermann Francke (1663–1727) had a hospital building built in 1721, which today can be considered the first children’s hospital in Europe. For historical and current reasons, we are dedicating our annual program in 2021 to the topic of health and well-being.
»Alliance of Early Universal Museums« is founded in the baroque Wunderkammer of the Francke Foundations in Halle
The Francke Foundations, the Art Chamber of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg (Russia) and the Teylers Museum in Haarlem (Netherlands) invite you to take a closer look at the Early Modern Universal Museums.
The Cabinet of Artefacts and Curiosities in the Francke Foundations
One of the most beautiful museums in Germany
In the current summer edition of »Merian«, the Wunderkammer in the Historic Orphanage is one of the 60 most beautiful museums in Germany, and the publishing house Taschen is placing it in »Cabinet of Curiosities« in a series with 18 extraordinary collections in Italy, France, Denmark or Sweden. Visit the only completely preserved Cabinet of Artefacts and Curiosietes in Europe at its authentic location in the Francke Foundations!