Francke Foundations

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.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

View into the Lindenhof in deep snow

Many thanks to all visitors, cooperation partners, friends and supporters for an exciting year.

Moderne Jugend?

Jungsein in den Franckeschen Stiftungen, 1890–1933

Ausstellungsgrafik von »Moderne Jugend«: Sie sehen ein Zitat der Schülerin Barbara Holdefleiß aus dem Jahr 1927: »Von da an fing ich an, über die Dinge für mich selbst nachzudenken.«

On the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary in 2019, our annual exhibition is dedicated to the life of young people in the era of classical modernism. What was it like to be young between 1890 and 1933?

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Young people change their city

Where do young people prefer to spend their time? What would they change in this place? The Francke Foundations want to strengthen young people and support them in actively participating in urban development.

Die Vielen

For artistic freedom, an open society and its democratic design in respect, diversity and tolerance!

Logo »Die Vielen«

The Francke Foundations with many cultural institutions of the city of Halle are signatories of the "Hallescher Erklärung der Vielen".

The Ziegenbalg-House in Tharangambadi

A Museum of Intercultural Dialogue

Blick auf das restaurierte Ziegenbalg-Haus im südindischen Tharangambadi und die goldene Büste Bartholomäus Ziegenbalgs

In 1706 the Francke pupil Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg became the first Lutheran missionary outside Europe in Tranquebar, India. An intercultural museum project is dedicated to the heritage and continuation of the common German-Indian history.

  

Current events

Today, Monday, 01/20/2020

Playtime on Monday

Free time in the Krokoseum

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14:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage

Hands-on Workshop

Print, sew, work

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16:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage

Regulars' table Language on Monday

Open offer of language support to practice German

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17:00 o'clockAn Open OfferHouse 33

Besuch der Lesefee

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17:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage

Language in motion on Monday

Language support for preschool children

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17:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 33
Tuesday, 01/21/2020

Familiy cafè

Encounter and exchange for pregnant women and young families

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10:00 o'clockAn Open OfferHouse 19f

Playtime on Tuesday

Free time in the Krokoseum

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14:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage

Afternoon for young scientists

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16:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage

Bibeldienstag

Bibel denken, teilen, meditieren, singen, streiten

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17:30 o'clockTalkHouse 28
Wednesday, 01/22/2020

Playtime on Wednesday

Free time in the Krokoseum

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14:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage

BuchKinderWerkstatt

Für Geschichtenverdreher

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16:00 o'clockChildren's ProgramHouse 1 - Historic Orphanage

Current exhibitions

Moderne Jugend?

Younth at the Francke Foundations, 1890-1933

Ausstellungsgrafik von »Moderne Jugend«: Sie sehen ein Zitat der Schülerin Barbara Holdefleiß aus dem Jahr 1927: »Von da an fing ich an, über die Dinge für mich selbst nachzudenken.«

On the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary in 2019, the Francke Foundations are dedicating themselves to the genuinely modern theme of »Youth«. What did it mean to be young between...

22. September 2019 - 09. February 2020
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Bildungsräume

New school buildings in the Francke Foundations from 1890 to 1930

Eine historische Bauzeichnung aus der Moderne zeigt einen Bauplan der Lateinischen Hauptschule.

Many of our school buildings throughout Germany date from around the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. New school buildings were also erected in the Francke Foundations during...

25. October 2019 - 13. April 2020
House 22 - Historic Library