Current Exhibitions

Notes on the Corona pandemic

The Francke Foundations are following the official instructions to contain the Corona pandemic. Our exhibitions are open. Please note our information for visitors.

Special exhibitions

The Power of Emotions

Annual Exhibition for young people

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An interactive course on emotions in our everyday lives that opens up surprising spaces for play and thought.

19. March 2022 - 05. February 2023
Historic Orphanage

Francke in Transition

Join us in designing the new exhibition on the founder of the foundation!

View into one room of the new exhibition

We invite you to think along, think ahead and reflect on a new permanent exhibition in the Francke Residence.

11. September 2022 - 10. September 2024
House 28

The power of Emotions. Germany 19/19

Travelling exhibition on the annual theme »Ganz im Affekt«

Black and white shot of a demonstration of young people, in front of a water cannon a placard with the inscription "Love, Love" is held up.

Do emotions shape history?

06. October 2022 - 05. February 2023
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

The Wiedmann Bible

at the Canstein Bible Institute, the first Bible Institute in the world

The world's only known Bible to reproduce the complete Old and New Testaments in 3,333 consecutive images.

10. November 2022 - 19. March 2023
House 52

»God have mercy on the battered Bohemians«

300 years of Bohemian Bible printing in Halle

Rich colored Title Page of a czech Bible from 1537
Czech Bible from 1537 from the possession of Heinrich Milde

An insight into the relations of the Halle Orphanage to the Bohemian religious minorities.

18. November 2022 - 10. April 2023
House 22 - Historische Bibliothek

Save the Date!

Streit. Menschen, Medien, Mechanismen im 18. Jahrhundert und heute

Annual Exhibition 2023

In the draft for the annual exhibition, a man walks through an open door in the exhibition area above the dispute.

There is much and extensive argument about disputes. What are the limits of what can be said - where does constructive discussion end and personal insult and disparagement begin? Detail

18. March 2023 - 04. February 2024


Healing body and soul. Medicine and Hygiene in the 18th Century

Annual Exhibition of the Francke Foundations 2021

[Translate to Englisch:] Das Kinderkrankenhaus auf dem Gelände der Stiftungen

In 1721, the foundation stone for the children's hospital in Germany was laid at the Francke Foundations. The 300th anniversary of this event is the occasion for the annual... Detail zo the online exhibition

02. May - 17. October 2021
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Naturgewalten in alten Bibeln

Kabinettausstellung in der Historischen Bibliothek

Abbildung der Heuschreckenplage aus dem Alten Testament der Bibel

Geschichten und Illustrationen von Naturgewalten in Bibeln aus fünf Jahrhunderten. Detail zo the online exhibition

06. April - 30. September 2020
Haus 22-24 - Historische Bibliothek

Pious Feelings. Images and Texts in Books of Pietism

Cabinet exhibition in the Historical Library

The cabinet exhibition allows an insight into the emotional forms of expression in the writings of early modern Pietism. Detail

21. April - 06. November 2022
House 22 - Historische Bibliothek