The 84 m high tower was built in late gothic style from 1418- 1506. It was the tallest building in the city in the Middle Ages. Destroyed in World War II, it was completely rebuilt in 1976. Striking is the Roland figure at the foot of the tower, which is back in its original place since 2006.
May 13, 2017
Many stones and windows are almost 500 years old and originally preserved. During a tour, the doors open like several chambers that are otherwise inaccessible to the public, such as the spoliae room with casts and originals of the sculptures and figures of the tower, as well as the inscriptions and bell chambers.
The Red Tower is the largest carillon in Europe with 76 bells. The carillon was installed at the opening of the 1993 Handel Festival and has a total weight of just under 55 tons. The largest bell carries the name "Dame Händel" and weighs eight tons, matching the Handel city of Halle.Events:
Mon., Wed., Fri. 17:00
Sat., Sun., holiday 14:00Further dates also by appointment
public tour - price / person:
6,00 € / reduced 4,50 € (minimum number of participants: 2 persons, reduced price for children up to 14 years)Group tours at individual times (groups up to 15 pers.):
Price on requestSource (halle-tourismus.de)
July 16, 2018
The Red Tower, a free-standing bell tower, together with the towers of the Marktkirche, form the symbol of the city. The construction of the 84 meter high tower was completed in 1506. With its 76 bells, the Red Tower has the largest carillon in Europe and the third largest carillon in the world. The five clock bells acoustically indicate the time every quarter of an hour. Since the melody of the clock beat corresponds exactly to that of the Big Ben in London, this tone is also called "Westminster beat".Source: halle-touristinformation.de/portfolio/roter-turm
January 27, 2020
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