Central European Summer Time CEST, (UTC +2), in October.
The electric current is 220V with a frequency of 50Hz. Type F/Schuko plugs are used.
The local currency is the Euro.
Credit cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants.
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.
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.
The tap water in Halle is perfectly drinkable and tastes good.
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.
The official language is German. Hotel staff (and often restaurant staff) can communicate in English.