The museums of the Handel House Foundation are unfortunately closed until February 14, 2021.

Due to the decision of the Federal Chancellor with the Minister Presidents of 19.01.2021 the museums of the Händel-Haus Foundation are closed until 14.02.2021 and all planned events in the Händel-Haus must unfortunately be cancelled. The library of the Händel-Haus Foundation and the Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus will also remain closed.

All current information about the Corona pandemic can be found here:


You will receive free and area-wide WLAN/WiFi Internet access inside and outside the Handel-House under "Haendel-Gast ". You do not need any special access data for this. This service is made possible thanks to funding from the Ministry of Economics, Science and Digitisation.


In the exhibitions of the Handel-House we offer our visitors a mobile information system based on WLAN/WiFi. At more than 50 locations of the exhibitions "Handel - the European" and "Historical Musical Instruments", you can get additional information with your smartphone, tablet and similar devices by means of NFC tags or QR codes under "Haendel-Museum". No app or additional storage is required. This service is free for visitors.

Opening times of Handel House and the museum shop
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays and the Handel Festival)
April to October: 10 am-6 pm
November to March: 10 am-5 pm

Handel House is open on all public holidays.

Attention: On Good Friday, April 2, 2021, and on Easter Monday, April 5, 2021, the Handel House is open.

The museum is open until 6 pm on the days of concerts in the Music in Handel House series including in the winter months.

The closure of the Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus will be extended.

Opening times of the Handel House Library

Current opening hours: Tuesday and Friday: 10 -12 am and 4 - 5 pm.
Monday and Tuesday: 10 am-5 pm
Wednesday: 2 pm-7 pm
Thursday and Friday: 10 pm-5 pm

At other times, as well as Saturday and Sunday, by appointment.

Händel-Haus und Wilhem-Friedemann-Bach-Haus

Come in!

The Handel House Foundation not only looks after the exhibitions in Handel House; it is also responsible for the exhibition in Wilhelm Friedemann Bach House. The closure of the Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus will be extended.

Tip : Take a combined Handel House & Wilhelm Friedemann Bach House ticket and get into both museums at a reduced rate.

Admission to Handel House
Permanent exhibitions and special exhibitions
Admission is free for children up to age 6.

Single ticket: €6
Single concession ticket*: €4.50

school classes: €3.50 (per student)


school classes of the city of Halle (Saale): €1 (per student)
Group tickets for groups of 10 or more: €5.50 (per person)
Family ticket (2 adults and at least one child up to 18 years of age): €12.00


Admission is free for members of the Friends and Sponsors of the Handel House in Halle registered association.

Audio tour and personal guided tours
Use of the audio guide is included in the admission price.
Audio guides are available in the following languages:

  •     German
  •     English
  •     French
  •     Italian
  •     Spanish

The audio tour is given through speakers. The visitors are stewarded into the respective rooms by the museum staff.

We also offer personal guided tours of the museum. More information is available under guided tours.

Handel-House & Wilhelm Friedemann Bach House combined ticket 
Single ticket: €7.50
Single concession ticket*: €6.50

Handel-House & Wilhelm Friedemann Bach House combined family ticket 

(2 adults and at least one child up to 18 years of age): €16.00


*Concession rates apply to the following on presentation of corresponding proof of identity: schoolchildren, students, interns, severely disabled people, Halle Pass and Welcome Card Halle holders.


Visitor regulations

Getting here

Whether you come by plane or on foot and wherever you come from, Handel House – the hub of the Handel Festival – is easy to reach.

Guided tours

For groups large and small, from specialists to kindergarten tots. Exciting tours adapted to suit the age of your group and the time you have.