This was SILBERSALZ 2019

It's a wrap at Silbersalz Festival 2019: In its second year, the festival doubled its number of visitors. We had four days full of exhibitions, films, talks, events, a youth program and the Moon, the Silbersalz-Superstar at Ziegelwiese. 

It enchanted us as well as the shown SciArt-works and plenty VR-installations did, that took us to other worlds. The films and matching talks aroused interest and gave inspirations on how to understand current scientific results and the fascinating phenomena of our planet – and the other worlds of the universe. All that on various locations in Halle, that brought a priceless enrichment to the events. We are happy about those partnerships.

The date for the third SILBERSALZ Festival is set: 25th to 28th of June 2020 in Halle (Saale).


Find the complete program of 2019 here

For the conference schedule 2019


Thu, 27th Jun 2019

Looking back on SILBERSALZ 2019

Press release – SILBERSALZ Festival 2019 doubled its number of visitors. Additional 10.000 persons came to see the installation "Museum of the Moon".
Thu, 20th Jun 2019

Museum of the Moon marks the start of SILBERSALZ 2019

Yesterday’s weather kept us nervous but what a day it was: The Moon is up and the festival started!
Thu, 13th Jun 2019

Plan your festival visit – 1 week left

The SILBERSALZ Festival 2019 opens on Thursday, 20.6.: Time to plan your visit!

Museum of the Moon

Installation / Luke Jerram / Great Britain / 2016

Even a human footprint from the Apollo-11 mission era can be seen on it: Luke Jerram has reproduced the moon in a fascinating huge model.


Halle Maker Faire 2019

DIY Festival / Science and Technology to Handle and Experience

The Halle Maker Faire festival stands for inspiration, creativity, technology and sustainability. Between 30 and 50 makers are revealing innovations and technologies to handle and experience from the fields of robotics | upcycling | art & design | do-it-yourself | virtual reality | 3D technologies | inventions | Arduino | crafting/handwork | smart city/smart home | sustainability


Uli Kunz - Fascinating Oceans

Discussion / Uli Kunz / Research Diver, Marine Biologist, Underwater Photographer

Immerse in the beauty of the endangered underwater world. [...]


SILBERSALZ in the Zoo / Talk: "Kisses, Conflicts and Capers – Sex in the Animal Kingdom"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo / Talk: "Kisses, Conflicts and Capers – Sex in the Animal Kingdom" / Dr. Mario Ludwig

The first talk by Karlsruhe-based author Dr. Mario Ludwig, known from the press, radio and television, whose hallmark is the humorous exploration of animal-related subjects. On the basis of some amazing examples, he reveals how animal love lives have nothing to do with the boring "reproduction of little flowers and bees" as such, like some biology teachers gladly told us in the past.


Invisible Sue | Special Screening

Science Fiction / Markus Dietrich / Germany, Luxembourg / 2018 / 95 minutes / German

12-year-old Sue discovers a liquid in her mother’s lab that can make people invisible. Sue is totally astounded by it, but the liquid holds some dangers. [...]


Drushba Klub

Kardinal-Albrecht-Straße 6

Kulturwerkstatt GRÜNE VILLA

Am Treff 4

Kunstmuseum Moritzburg

Friedemann-Bach-Platz 5


Jägerberg 1


Dreyhauptstr. 3

Neustädter Passage 13

Neustädter Passage 13


Kardinal-Albrecht-Straße 6


Kardinal-Albrecht-Straße 6

Thalia Saal (Puschkinhaus)

Kardinal-Albrecht-Straße 6

WUK Theater

Holzplatz 7a

Zazie Kino

Kleine Ulrichstraße 22

Ziegelwiese (Peißnitzinsel)


Zoo Halle

Reilstraße 57


Prof. Peter Arens

Head of the Department – TV-show „History and Science“, ZDF

Nicolas Brown

Documentary Filmmaker

Prof. Dr Antje Boetius

Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute/Head of Science SILBERSALZ

Steve Crabtree

Executive Producer, BBC Studios

Brian D. Earp

Associate Director, Yale-Hastings Program, Yale University, The Hastings Center

Cedric Engels

Producer | Host | Consultant

Prof. Allison de Fren

Associate Professor

Ann-Christin Hornberger

Commissioning Editor, Science and Knowledge

Dr. Emily Ngubia Kessé

Author | Neuroscientist | Founder

Uli Kunz

Diver | Marine Biologist | Photographer

Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch

Physicist | Author | Host

A project of Documentary Campus & The Robert Bosch Stiftung



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