Construction of a new entrance

Construction work is planned in the entrance area of the Händel House until summer 2020. We ask for your understanding, dear visitors, for possible impairments caused by noise and dirt. Of course, we will do our best to keep possible restrictions for our guests as low as possible. The entire museum area is accessible to you without any restrictions. We cordially invite you to visit our museum and wish you an interesting stay. The Händel-Haus Foundation would like to thank you for your understanding!

Oldest known illustration of the Handel House from 1859, anonymous copper engraving, shown in The Illustred London News, after a photograph by C. Klingemann (BS-IIa, 7)

The following information:    
Construction measure "Target group-oriented improvement of the infrastructure in the listed building".


ERDF Cultural Heritage Programme                 

Händel House Foundation
Große Nikolaistraße 5
06108 Hall (Saale)

Draft author:     
Freelance architect
Dipl.Ing. Johann Christian Fromme
Große Gosenstraße 8
 06114 Hall (Saale)

Description of the construction project:              

The currently extremely closed and rejecting entrance situation to the Händel House is to be rebuilt into a new barrier-free entrance by reopening a former gate entrance. Especially for people with walking disabilities the Händel-Haus should be more easily accessible and inviting to visitors from outside as a public building. In addition, the appearance of the Handel House as an authentic place will be perceived more clearly after the building project, as the restoration of the archway will make the Handel House recognizable as the earliest and most frequently published representation of the Handel House. In future, visitors to the Handel House will be able to enter the foyer of the building via a barrier-free glass door and from there via elevators into the chamber music hall and the exhibitions.