Information

Time zone
Central European Summer Time CEST, (UTC +2), in October.
Electricity
The electric current is 220V with a frequency of 50Hz. Type F/Schuko plugs are used.
Currency
The local currency is the Euro.
Credit cards
Credit cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants.
Public Transportation
Tickets can be purchased at the station or in the tram using Gi⁠ro⁠card (EC-Karte/Maestro-Karte), credit card (VISA and MasterCard) or cash. Digital tickets abailable on Apps FAIRTIQ, MOOVME.
Business hours
Most public offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 11:30 am. Shops are open mainly from 10 am to 8 pm. Grocery stores are open mostly from 8 am until 8 pm. Shops are within a max. 10 minute walk from the suggested hotels.
Telephone and internet access
Wireless connection is free at the venue, in all hotels, in many restaurants, cafés and shopping centers. Pre-paid cards for cell phones and wireless internet are available for purchase at small shops, big stores, and phone operators’ stores.
Water supply
The tap water in Halle is perfectly drinkable and tastes good.
Climate
Halle lies in a temperate climate zone. It is common for the temperature to be about 30°C (86°F) in the summer and -5°C (19°F) in the winter. In April, the weather varies a lot. It could be sunny, it could rain or something in-between. The medium temperature is 15° C.
Language
The official language is German. Hotel staff (and often restaurant staff) can communicate in English.
For kids
It’s safe to bring kids with you to Germany. Here are some options for the family.
Tourist Information
Tourism Information Page: https://www.halle-tourismus.de/en/tourism/culture-leisure/

Other very useful webpages

Martin-Luther-Universität: https://www.uni-halle.de/?lang=en
Sightseeing and what to do: https://www.halle365.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten
Tram schedule: https://havag.com/en