Baroque school town and current discourses

Experience, encounter, information - in our extensive cultural programme we invite you to exhibitions, discussions, festivals and special nights. From different perspectives, we combine historical questions with the urging themes of our time.


Keep distance when visiting the Francke Foundations

The Exhibitions in the Corona pandemic

Alle drei Besucherinnen im Waisenhaus-Kabinett schützen sich und ihre Mitmenschen mit einem Mund-Nasenschutz.

Stay informed about the current regulations in the Corona pandemic when preparing your visit.

Mission Ziegenbalg

Christine Bergmann and Stefan Schwarzer on search of traces in Tharangambadi

India up close. Three quarters of a year ago, two artists travelled to Tharangambadi with a grant from the Saksony-Anhalt's art foundation. An exhibition in orphanage shows the impressive works, which were created in direct contact with the everyday life of the people. Come with us to India!

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.

Bunch of keys to Hallesche museums

1 x pay, 10 x save

Graphic of the key bunch Hallesche Museums

With the offer of the museum network you pay the full admission price in one of the participating institutions, in all other museums the reduced price.



Details from the India cupboard of the Wunderkammer: a richly decorated idol box next to an Indian shoe and a doll

Discover the valuable collections of the Francke Foundations in our permanent and special exhibitions. Details

Cultural Monument

The frontage of the Historical Orphanage

Stroll through the spacious baroque school town, one of the most important educational sites of the early modern period in Europe. Details

Mobile Exhibitions

A woman visits the mobile exhibition Hallescher Pietismus und Reformation at the Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt in Berlin.

Once around the globe: In 13 countries of the world our mobile exhibitions were shown almost 100 times. Perhaps you will soon be showing them too? Exhibitions at a glance

Cultural Facilities

Custodian and Exhibitions

Im Animalienschrank der Wunderkammer sind allerlei Tiere in konserviert, auch Hörner, Panzer und Krallen.

We look after the collections in the Historic Orphanage and process your loan requests. Details

Foundation's Chaplain

Bible Mansard in the attic of the Francke's Home

Conversations, devotions, educational and pastoral accompaniment - the foundation's chaplain invites you to the biblical mansard and also visits you on request. Contact

Current Events


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Saturday, 08/15/2020

Der Stifter und sein Werk

Führung durch die Franckeschen Stiftungen - nach vorheriger Anmeldung

11:00 amGuided TourHouse 28
Tuesday, 08/18/2020


Bibel denken, teilen, meditieren, singen, streiten

5:30 pmTalkHouse 28
Saturday, 08/22/2020

Der Stifter und sein Werk

Führung durch die Franckeschen Stiftungen - nach vorheriger Anmeldung

11:00 amGuided TourHouse 28