Halle is one of Germany’s greenest cities. The banks of the Saale River offer a perfectly suited and cosy area for walks, cycling or a picnic. And for those who want a different perspective, there are boats available to explore Halle’s green side from the water! In August, on the Peißnitz and the Ziegelwiese area across from it, the traditional Lantern Festival of Halle (Saale) is held. Children also love the park railway, which was built in the GDR era as a “Pioneer train” and has been in use around the park since 1960.