Halle an der Saale is a city with a rich history and culture, which has many places worth seeing. The city is famous for its impressive churches, historic buildings and museums. The market square ensemble is the heart of the city and is surrounded by many historical buildings. Here you will find the Old Town Hall, the New Town Hall and the Market "Frauen" Church. The Marktkirche is one of the most important Gothic churches in Central Germany and is known for its impressive vaults and unique organ playing. Another important church building is the Moritzkirche. It was built in the 15th century in Gothic style and now houses a museum of modern art. The Händel-House is the birthplace of the famous composer Georg Friedrich Händel and today houses a museum dedicated to the life and work of the artist. Here you can admire the original scores of his musical works and learn more about his life. For nature lovers, a visit to the Halle Zoo is a must. Here you can admire more than 200 species of animals from different continents, including monkeys, predators and reptiles.