Halle is a city in central Germany. Opposite its 16th-century church Marktkirche Unser Lieben Frauen is the Roter Turm, a landmark Gothic bell tower. The Händel-Haus is the former home of the famed baroque composer, with exhibits on his life and music. Modern and classical art is on display at the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, in a restored Renaissance castle. The Zoological Garden includes a section on mountain animals.
Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank.