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Botanical Garden of the University of Halle-Wittenberg

The Botanical Garden Hall is the Botanical Garden of the German City Hall on the River Saale. It was created as Hortus Medicus (remedies) of the halleschen university (founded 1694). tropical house On the grounds of the botanical garden was once the well-known monastery Neuwerk. The Augustine monks entertained gardens in which not only vegetables and fruit, but also medicinal herbs grew. From this time, however, nothing remained, for after the abolition of the monastery in 1531, the area became the "princely garden" of the archbishops of Magdeburg, the lords of the town hall. As early as 1698, the professor of theoretical medicine and royal physician Georg Ernst Stahl had the first beds planted in a part of this garden. A hundred years later, the hall university succeeded in acquiring the whole land and thus creating the conditions for a botanical garden.

Zoo on the Reilsberg

The Zoo Halle in Halle (Saale) is located in the district Giebichenstein on the 130-meter-high Reilsberg; it is often referred to as Bergzoo (mountain zoo). With a total area of ​​nine hectares, it is one of the smaller zoos. Due to its construction in several levels around the mountain, the terrain appears much bigger than it actually is. The history of the zoological garden dates back to 23 May 1901, when it was opened with a collection of 194 animals from 96 species. Since the end of the 1980s, the stock of animals has been reduced and, above all, animal welfare has been respected. A traditional focus of the zoo is in the keeping of mountain animals, and in the attitude of South American animals.

Peißnitzinsel Halle

The Peißnitzinsel is an island or river island of the Saale in Halle (Saale). Its name derives probably from the Slavic pustenzia (= wilderness, wilderness). It is assumed that a Sorbian settlement in the 7th or 8th century, which could also have been fundamental to the name of today's estate Gimritz on the island (Gumnizte = Scheunenort). The Peißnitzinsel is surrounded by the navigable Saale (or also Stromsaale) and the Wild Saale, a wide side arm. Its north-south extent is about 2.5 km

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