Francke´s Home - Information Centre
Opening hours | Admission fees | Guided tours | Museum | Museum Shop | Arrival | Events
The Information Centre is located on the ground floor of Francke’s former home and is the central point for receiving visitors of the Francke Foundations. Here, directly next to the entrance to the Foundations’ grounds with its over fifty buildings, you can plan your visit, find out about the programme of events and the activities in the Foundations, purchase entrance tickets for the museum facilities and book tours.
Tuesday to Sunday and Holidays: 10.00 – 17.00
On 24, 25 and 26 December as well as on 31 December and 1 January, the museums and collections of the Francke Foundations are closed.
Adults: 6 Euros
School children and students (18 years and older): 4 Euros
Children and young adults (maximum 18 years of age): Free of charge
Groups of eight or more individuals: 4 Euros per person
Get to know the Francke Foundations by taking one of our guided tours.
Every Saturday, 11.00
The Founder and his Work: A guided tour of the historic ensemble of buildings taking in the Cabinet of Curiosities and the Historic Library.
First Thursday of every month, 16.00
A guided tour of the Orthodox Church Of the Holy Cross, the first and only Orthodox Church in the German Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt.
Guided tours to be booked in advance
In addition to the public tours, we provide an extensive programme comprising guided tours that focus on particular aspects of the Foundations’ history.
Public tours 2 Euros per person (from 12 years of age)
Tours in German and English with reservation 30 Euros per group (max. 25 persons)
Tours of temporary exhibitions 30 Euros per group (max. 25 persons)
For guided tours outside the opening hours there is an extra charge. Special arrangements for individual visitors and tour groups are offered in cooperation with Stadtmarketing Halle.
The extensive publication programme of the Publications' department, including fully illustrated catalogues of the Francke Foundations’ major exhibitions and volumes dealing with its art historical collections such as the Cabinet of Art and Natural History or the Historic Library, can be purchased at the Information Centre in Francke’s House. The diversity of publications and choice souvenirs invite visitors to browse the Museum Shop after visiting the exhibitions.
All information as to your arrival, parking facilities and hotel accommodations has been clearly assembled for you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us during opening hours from Tuesday to Sunday 10.00–17.00.
As to your arrival you may wish to accept the offer presented by the Deutsche Bahn, mittenrein reisen.
We look forward to your visit!
The Oratory Library of the Royal Pädagogium
As a partner in several tourist networks, we recommend the following destinations of interest for lovers of art, history and culture.
Only with us: seven cultural highlights in Halle”
From 2008 on, seven leading institutions in Halle in the fields of culture, education and science joined forces under the motto “only with us” (nur bei uns: sieben Kulturhäuptlinge für Halle). They include the Handel House Foundation, the Francke Foundations, the State Museum of Prehistory, the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, and the Opera House.
Travel to the centre of Central Germany: Day trips for train travellers
Central Germany is rich in attractive leisure destinations of all kinds. The Deutsche Bahn Southeast and the Central Germany Transportation Group (Mitteldeutsche Verkehrsverbund) offer numerous destinations, information and tips as well as a Deutschland Pass to welcome tourists to Halle, Leipzig and their surroundings.
Saxony-Anhalt: A Country to Visit
Landesmarketing Saxony-Anhalt provides an overview of the most interesting museums, exhibitions, concerts, festivals, areas of natural beauty and other highlights throughout the year for your vacation.
The Conference of National Cultural Institutions
The Conference of National Cultural Institutions (Konferenz Nationaler Kultureinrichtungen, KNK) is an association of the most important museums, collections, archives and parks in what used to be East Germany. Established in the Francke Foundations in 2002, this association goes back to the “Blue Book” of 2001, which presented 20 (now 23) “cultural beacons” (see Paul Raabe, Blaubuch 2006. Kulturelle Leuchttürme in Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt und Thüringen, Berlin 2006). The aim of the KNK is to promote the preservation and development of those cultural heritage sites in former East Germany classified in the Blue Book as being “of national importance” and to permanently integrate them into the European cultural landscape.
The Francke Foundations are partners in the “Luther Decade” (Lutherdekade), which commenced ten years before the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (2017). Festivities throughout the German Federal Republic will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his theses on the door of the Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517, which counts as the start of the Reformation. The impact of the Reformation is visible throughout the world to this day. August Hermann Francke’s work resulted in Halle becoming a centre of Pietism, a pious renewal movement within Protestantism, which is also referred to as the “second Reformation.”
Luther Route in Saxony-Anhalt
The Luther Route (Lutherweg) connects the places in which Luther was active with those sites in Saxony-Anhalt associated with the Reformation. The Francke Foundations in Halle are a station on this route. The Luther rose, the symbol of the Luther Route, is to be found right at the entrance of House 31, the Faculty of Theology, in the Foundations grounds.
Saxony-Anhalt and the Eighteenth Century
Important impulses for German culture and intellectual life in Europe emanated from historic sites and landscapes in present-day Saxony-Anhalt. Numerous museums, collections, libraries, castles and parks document this remarkable historic achievement. Upon the initiative of the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt the activities of more than thirty museums and further partners have been combined in the project “Saxony-Anhalt and the Eighteenth Century.” Individual aspects of the eighteenth century are highlighted in numerous exhibitions and events.