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.
My Indian year in Germany
For one year, Mercy Rethna was with us in Halle as a federal volunteer. She worked on the website, lectured on India and was regular at the Krokoseum Children’s Creative Centre and the After-School Centre. On facebook she gathered a whole fan community around her posts about Germany and India. Read some of her topics.
Exhibitions closed until further notice
In order to stem the spread of the corona virus, the exhibitions of the Francke Foundations will be closed to visitors until further notice. You are welcome to visit our exhibitions online!
A »Germany Cabinet« in Tharangambadi for the »India Cabinet« in Halle
We asked Asma Menon why, how and what she collected
»I experienced the people in Halle as very welcoming to strangers from a foreign culture. In the stores people helped me to read labels, they showed me how to stamp a streetcar ticket. I was with people who showed empathy. Life is not about the big things, it's the small gestures that build a holistic relationship.«
The Ziegenbalg-House in Tharangambadi
A Museum of Intercultural Dialogue
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.