Halberstadt, as a "gateway to the Harz" is known, about 20 km north of the Harz. The old Episcopal city is traversed by Holtemme and Goldbach, in the north of the city lies the ridge "Huy" in the east and south of the flare, the mirror mountains, hills and counter Klusberge.

Halberstadt was mentioned for the first time 804, when Charlemagne mission base to the Bishop does. Conjectures assume that Halberstadt is much older, however, and the origin for the New Age was laid by the Romans. Scientific evidence is lacking but so far.

989 Bishop Hilda Ward of King Otto is the III conferred the market, coin and customs law. He also receives blood and militia violence in the secular Harzgau. 1005 begins the construction of the Church of Our Lady. 1179 destroyed by Henry the Lion City, Cathedral and Domburg. From 1236-1491 the new Halberstadt cathedral is built. 1387 closes Halberstadt at the Hanse and 1433 we set up the city-Roland as a visible sign. 1681/82 the plague raged in the city, killing 2197 people. From 1750, Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim works in Halberstadt and makes his house a breeding ground of the German Enlightenment.

1843 Halberstadt is connected by a railway line with Magdeburg, which leads to a strong economic recovery. 1883 Friedrich Heine founded the first canning sausage factory in Germany. On April 8, 1945, Allied bombers destroy 82% of the city. 2500 people die and 1.5 million square meters of rubble are the sad legacy. What is still falling into the GDR or demolished. Halberstadt to be model city of the slab.

From 1990 the restoration of the remaining old town as well. Since 1995 the construction of the new center on the walls of the historic center, which will be completed in 1998 Halberstadt today is a modern city with approximately 40,000 inhabitants, which is due to its history a cultural center for the region and Central Germany.

The city is the seat of North Städtebundtheater, among numerous museums including the Duomo Cathedral with the Gleimhaus or Heineanum his own. Numerous grand buildings and churches waiting to be discovered. It is one of the Cathedral of St. Stephen and St. Sixtus of the purest Gothic buildings in Germany. Built around 1210 in the Romanesque basilica towerless Burchardi since 2001, John Cage's organ piece "As slow as possible" list, which is designed for a total playing time of 639 years.

The south of the city of Halberstadt with about 400 hectares of mountains form one of the very large park and recreation areas in the Harz Mountains and integrate since 1961 even a zoo. The leisure and sports center as well as the "sugar factory" offer a wide range of sports and leisure.

The over 1200 years old bishop town with its salient buildings of churches greets the visitor. The cathedral with the cathedral treasure is to bo emphasized, the Liebfrauen-church (dear woman church) is station at the road of the Romanesque.

Halberstadt offers a rich cultural life, 4 museums, theaters and the cinema experience park Omniplex. Catering trade and hotel trade in the historical surrounding field invites you.


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