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Towns twinned with Halle (Saale)

Linz (Austria)

Palace of Linz, Forground DonauLinz is the provincial capital of the Austrian province named Upper Austria. The town has an approximate population of 190,000, is the province’s largest town and is the third largest town in the country. Halle (Saale) and Linz have been twinned since 1975.


Oulu (Finnland)

The Finnish metropolitan Oulu is the capital city of the Oulu province and situated at the Gulf of Bothnia. With its population of 130,000 it is the country’s sixth largest town. Halle (Saale) and Oulu have been twinned since 1972. Oulu is the most northern town twinned with Halle.


Ufa (Bashkortostan)

Ufa is the capital of the Republic of Bashkortosan in Russia, a self-governed republic within the Russian Federation. The town has a population exceeding 1.1 million. Ufa is a university town and with the discovery of crude oil it has developed into an important industrial centre. A city friendship between Halle and the Bashkortian ASSR already existed in the 60s. The twinning of Halle (Saale) and Ufa was revived in 1997.



Karlsruhe is a county borough in Baden-Württemberg. It is the official residence of the Karlshuhe Administrative District, the Middle Upper Rhine region and the Rural District of Karlsruhe. Halle (Saale) has been twinned with Karlsruhe since September 1987.


Grenoble (France)

Grenoble is the capital of the French Department Isère and the Dauphiné. Its population of more than 153.000 makes it the largest Alpine town. Halle (Saale) has been twinned with Grenoble since 1976. 


Jiaxing (China)

Jiaxing is a town in the North East of the province of Zhejiang and is one of the more important towns situated at the Yangtze-Delta. The town has a population of approximately 3.32 million. The first contact with China was made on request of Jiaxing. In 2006 a delegation from Jiaxing visited Halle (Saale) for the first time. A return visit by an official delegation accompanied by representatives from the economy was made in October 2007. The twinning certificate was signed in May 2009.


Savannah (Georgia, USA)

"Savannah is the largest city and the county seat of Chatham County, in the U.S. state of Georgia. Established in 1733, the city of Savannah was the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. Today Savannah is an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fourth largest city and third largest metropolitan area.

Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city's architecture and historic buildings.
Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States (designated by the U.S. government in 1966)."
Quelle: Wikipedia


Hildesheim (Germany)

The town of Hildesheim lies in the south of the Federal State of Lower Saxony in Germany. Hildesheim is a diocesan and university town and with its approximately 103,000 population is the smallest metropolis in Lower Saxony. The towns of Halle (Saale) and Hildesheim have a town friendship, which was sealed on the 21st of April 1990.


Coimbra (Portugal)

The university town of Coimbra with its 108,000 population is the capital of the Coimbra district and lies at a distance of approximately 200 kilometres from Lisbon. Halle (Saale) and Coimbra have maintained a relationship based on partnership since as early as 1975.