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.


Francke Celebration

Opening of the annual programme of the Francke-Foundations

The Francke Celebration 2020 is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Association of Friends of the Francke Foundations. Guests from all over Germany are expected to attend 15 events over - for the first time - four days. Julian Nida-Rümelin, philosopher and Minister of State (retired), will give the speech at the opening of the annual programme.

Museum Night

Light Artistic in the 1990's gymnasium

One of the crowd pullers of the Museum Night every year is the illumination of the historic Prayer and Singing Hall, which on 9 May is transformed into the 1990 gymnasium. Spectacular light artistry with classical gymnastics elements invites you to linger. The visitors themselves become part of the lighting show - in free play with luminous objects or in the spectator lounge. The Beat Community provides the right chill or movement factor with electronic sounds and saxophone.

Educational Rooms

New school buildings in the Francke Foundations from 1890 to 1930

A historical building drawing from the modern age shows a building plan of the Latin Hauptschule.

Many of our school buildings throughout Germany date from the period of classical modernism. New school buildings were also erected in the Francke Foundations during this period. The cabinet exhibition introduces them.

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


to the calendar

Saturday, 02/29/2020

Der Stifter und sein Werk

Führung durch die Franckeschen Stiftungen

11:00 amGuided TourHouse 28
Tuesday, 03/03/2020


Bibel denken, teilen, meditieren, singen, streiten

5:30 pmTalkHouse 28
Saturday, 03/07/2020

Stunde der Musik

6:00 pmConcert

Der Stifter und sein Werk

Führung durch die Franckeschen Stiftungen

11:00 amGuided TourHouse 28