Halle (Saale): Francke foundations: the historical school town was saved prior to the expiration

the reason for the look back, the Foundation's Director, the now 30-year-old Existence of the support group, without whose dedicated to the unique education ci

Halle (Saale): Francke foundations: the historical school town was saved prior to the expiration

the reason for the look back, the Foundation's Director, the now 30-year-old Existence of the support group, without whose dedicated to the unique education city Act would not exist today, probably. An Open-Air exhibition and a total of 42 historical photos at selected sites load is almost a direct Before-and-After comparison.

Dilapidated school city was oppressive>

"to see The dilapidated school city, was for me at the time, on the one hand depressing, but also adventurous," says the historian, has spent part of his Childhood in Halle. "My grandfather was the last orphanage, a pastor in Halle, my father grew up in the foundations," said Mueller-Bahlke, has therefore, in addition to the scientific interest and a personal connection to the foundations.

As the first and visible sign of the main building of the foundations was refurbished

you will Be today on the Grounds or in the buildings on-the-go, see, Müller-Bahlke, "which way is behind us". The foundations - in the GDR times in responsibility of the University, the've hardly had the opportunity of preservation of the buildings - would have virtually mirrored as in a burning glass, the Situation of the town: "the Whole hall looked like that." Today, 30 years later, one could say that It is already made much.

As the first and most obvious sign was manufactured in October of 1995, the main building of the foundations, with its distinctive front view and in the presence of the then Federal President Roman Herzog, inaugurated. "It was a Signal of hope and Confidence," Müller-Bahlke is a photo that shows the "friends" in the still unrenovated freyling hall at its founding meeting, itself.

After the building was saved from ruin

"The hall was used in GDR times as a gym," says Müller-Bahlke. Today, he is the cultural center and a piece of jewelry to the Ensembles, the individual buildings have gradually been restored. At that time, there had been no master plan, but a lot of enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit. In 1998, the Historical library and the Canstein Bible center were finished in 2005, then the Lindenhof.

Between 2007 and 2012, the historic row of houses - the entrance to the foundations, and from 2009 to 2011 have been renovated the old brewery and bakery. "With each completed building of the educational cosmos is greater," says the Foundation's Director, with reference to a vibrant University town with the until today valid approach, the company is developing - in the sense of Francke's.

""open-air exhibition of 42 photos from the reconstruction of the foundations (mz)

This article was written by Katja Pausch

*The contribution of "Francke foundations: the historical school to the city before the expiration" will be saved published by the mitteldeutsche Zeitung. Contact with the executives here.

Central German newspaper
Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 22:27

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