The Handel House is open

The library of the Handel House Foundation opens on Tuesday and Friday: 10 - 12 am and 4 - 5 pm. The Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus will remain closed for the time being.

We are very pleased to welcome you again to the Handel House from Thursday, May 7, 2020, with its two permanent exhibitions "Handel - the European" and "Historical Musical Instruments" as well as the annual exhibition "Meine Seele sieht im Hören - Handel's operas, Oskar Hagen and the visual power of music".
The opening is of course in compliance with the applicable hygiene and distance regulations. In addition to extensive signage and the provision of disinfectant as well as the adaptation of the guidance systems, a maximum visitor limit was set for each exhibition room.

In our museum we offer a tour which leads in a given direction through the two floors of the Händel exhibition and the musical instrument exhibition. This tour begins with a "touch-free" audio guide via loudspeakers through the Handel exhibition. During this audio tour, the films "Handel - the European" and a film about Handel's operatic works in the miniature theatre are automatically switched on. The tour is switched on every 13 minutes for individual visitors and groups of two or for visitors belonging to a household. It is also available in English, French, Italian and Spanish. The tour principle gives the "stream of visitors" a rhythm and ensures that you will not meet in these rooms.

Please also note that there is a general obligation to wear masks throughout the house. We hope you will understand that we cannot receive visitors* in the museum without a mask. Please also prepare yourself for the fact that you will have to fill out an attendance form if you are ordered to do so by the authorities.
The historic "Bohlenstube" will remain closed during the week, but you are welcome to take a look inside. On Saturdays and Sundays it can even be entered under certain conditions.

The sound studio is unfortunately not allowed to be entered for the time being.

The Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus will unfortunately remain closed for the time being. We are currently preparing everything for an early opening.

The library of the Handel House Foundation opens on Tuesday and Friday: 10 - 12 am and 4 - 5 pm. Orders are also accepted by telephone on 0345 / 500 90 -251 or -254 and by e-mail to

For further questions about your visit to the Handel House, please contact 0345 / 500 90 103 or

We look forward to your visit! You are very welcome!


According to the fourth decree of the state of Sachsen-Anhalt of 16 April 2020 on measures to contain the spread of the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 in Sachsen-Anhalt, museums and concert venues may not be opened to the public until 4 May 2020. For this reason, the closure of the Händel-House and the Wilhlem-Friedemann-Bach-House will be extended until May 4 - this applies also to the library and to all guided tours, lectures and concerts as well as guest events during this period. Unfortunately these have to be cancelled.

Tickets already purchased for the Stiftung Händel-Haus’ own events will be refunded upon presentation of the original ticket. Reimbursement is possible at the earliest after May 4, 2020 at the Händel-Haus. Please refer to the Foundation's homepage for more information.

Those who have purchased tickets for guest events in the Händel-Haus should contact the organizers regarding possible refunds.

In addition, the Museum Night in Halle and Leipzig on 9 May 2020 was officially cancelled.

The Stiftung Händel-Haus asks for understanding for these measures and
wishes all Händel friends all the best, take care of yourself and your
fellow human beings and stay healthy